Today marks the beginning of the “virtual offseason program” for 12 NFL clubs, including the Chargers, Chiefs, Patriots, and Falcons. Per Ian Rapoport, the rest of the 20 teams will commence their programs a week from now.
According to Tom Pelissero, only three of the 12 teams getting started today are actually participating in a virtual “workout.” Those three teams are the Bills, Colts, and Patriots. For now, it looks like the Chargers are hitting the books and beginning the prep to master their 2020 offense and defense.
Twelve teams opted to begin the “virtual period” of their offseason program today, but only three will actually hold virtual *workouts*: the #Bills, #Colts and #Patriots, per me and @MikeGarafolo. Others will do classroom work, etc., but no physical training.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 20, 2020
As reported last week, the NFL agreed on a three-week plan in order to not completely skip-out on organized team activities during this current health crisis. The next 21 days will consist of “classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs using videoconferencing technology.”
Per NFL.com’s Nick Shook, teams are allowed to send workout equipment and monitoring devices to their players “provided the cost for any individual player doesn’t exceed $1,500.”