The NFL is planning on releasing its 2020 regular season schedule next week, and the league is planning on an on-time start to a normal 17-week schedule. The league is considering contingencies however, including a start as late as Week 6.
However, the league sees little chance that the season could be canceled. The league has been looking at the science and medical developments of late, and forecasting into the future, they believe, “there is an ‘extremely small’ chance that there will be no NFL season in 2020,” according to Pro Football Talk.
PFT is hearing the “extremely small” possibility is based on the current information learned about Covid-19 proving “dramatically incorrect by future behavior of the virus and the illness it causes in the people who are infected by it.”
PFT goes into plenty of detail, but it rests generally on the idea that the testing situation will be improved at a considerable rate over the next fourth months. There’s a decent chance the season kickoff is delayed, but PFT’s sources think there is a good chance football happens this fall and the league is able to get a full season in.