On Tuesday afternoon, during a league-wide virtual meeting, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated that the plan for the 2021 season is “to see every one of our fans back.” He also stated that the NFL expects to have full stadiums later this year.
In 2020, the league hosted 1.2 million fans throughout its’ stadium while recorded zero notable outbreaks stemming from fans in attendance. As of now, we are roughly five months away from the season kicking off.
Roger Goodell said the plan is to welcome back fans in 2021. "We want to see every one of our fans back," Goodell said. "We expect to have full stadiums in the coming season."— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 30, 2021
This is incredibly optimistic news for Chargers and NFL fans, alike, as it’s looking like we won’t have to go another year before seeing SoFi Stadium on game days in all of its’ $5 billion-dollar glory. It also means that we, as fans, will be able to start making new memories within the new era of Chargers football. It really can’t come soon enough.
Now for today’s links.
Photos of the Chargers 2021 opponent’s (Chargers.com)
Chargers to host Vikings in Week 18 of 2021 (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez highlights Central Arkansas CB Robert Rochell (Chargers Wire)
The Chargers have great history with the 13th-overall pick (Bolt Beat)
Mel Kiper’s updated positional rankings (ESPN)
Check out Bruce Arians’ Super Bowl tattoo (ESPN)
Top free agents left at every positions (CBS Sports)
Lance Zierlein’s latest mock draft (NFL.com)
NFL teams can begin their offseason programs on April 19 (Pro Football Talk)
Former BYU and 2020 UDFA signed with the Panthers after pro day workout (Bleacher Report)