The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world of sports, without a doubt.
For starters, the NBA suspended its season in March, and of course the the NFL Draft went virtual for the first time.
Still, some pesky virus is not going to stop the NFL planning a full season come August.
On a conference call in March, league executive Jeff Pash told reporters that the NFL plans to release its full 16-game schedule by May 9.
The NFL says the schedule release will likely be around May 9 — no later. So, plan your calendars.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 31, 2020
The upcoming season is officially scheduled to kick off on September 10, according to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy. He also revealed that the Super Bowl will take place in Tampa Bay on February 7, 2021.
Should be out by May 9th as we've said. Kickoff slated for Sept. 10 and the 101th season concludes w/ Super Bowl LV in Tampa on Feb. 7, 2021. https://t.co/8YizywybGJ
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) April 29, 2020
Hang in there, football fans! Relief is on the way!