We are already hitting 75,000 confirmed infections per day in the USA (and who knows how many other un-confirmed/un-detected infections.) This is when we’re still in the heat of summer, and things are only going to get worse with the second wave as cold weather returns in the fall and winter.
All it took was a couple of players testing positive for the NBA to suspend its entire season for months. An NFL roster is far larger (53 players) than the NBA’s. Does anyone really think 1,696 players can go Covid-free the entire season, not including those on the practice squads?
I am pretty sure all we’ll see is a few weeks of games up to, say, Week Four, and then “several players have tested positive,” and then season over.