In a statement sent out by the NFLPA on behalf of the Chargers, the players announced that they will be joining in solidarity with their fellow players who have already opted-out of in-person workouts scheduled to start on May 17.
The Bolts join divisional rivals Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders, along with the Falcons, Browns, Patriots, and Steelers as other notable teams who have already made their plans clear that they will not be attending in-person workouts.
A statement from the Los Angeles Chargers players: pic.twitter.com/cxZ0OG6avk— NFLPA (@NFLPA) April 16, 2021
This move shouldn’t be surprising in the least bit, but it’s going to be tough for some fans to wrap their heads around the fact that the franchise has a first-time head coach and he won’t have the chance to go through a traditional offseason with his team.
Luckily, last year’s virtual offseason did not show to be detrimental to the on-field product.
By the end of the month, expect to see every team in NFL having voiced their intentions of sitting out this offseason’s workouts.