NFLPA’s DeMaurice Smith: No guarantee players get COVID-19 vaccines by 2021 season

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith painted a picture on Thursday of a second straight virtual offseason, with players potentially taking the field again in 2021 without having been vaccinated for COVID-19. “To think that we are going to be in a vaccine-neutral state (as a country) in September is probably not the case,” Smith said in Tampa, three days out from Super Bowl LV. “We’ve got tremendous work to do in the country, and I think the goal should be to focus on that. What we found out is we can fix football. … I care far more about…

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