The NY Jets have decided to pull all their coaches, scouts amid coronavirus outbreak. Here are all the pertinent details and what it means.
The novel coronavirus has affected every major sports entity in the United States and beyond, the NFL is no exception.
On Thursday afternoon ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the NY Jets have decided to pull all of its coaches and scouts off the road “for the foreseeable future” due to the COVID-19 situation.
Gang Green is one of only a few teams that have come out publically to join this recent movement in a very proactive move.
This is a very important time for NFL teams for a variety of reasons. The new league year is set to kick off next Wednesday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m. A few days prior to that the legal tampering period officially starts on Monday, March 16 at noon.
On top of free agency, the 2020 NFL Draft is a little over a month away. This means over the next several weeks the Jets were expected to bring in up to 30 in-house visits with prospects in the upcoming draft class.
The coronavirus has thrown a wrench into those potential plans. Although it’s important to note that as of Thursday afternoon, the NFL “has no plans to move the start of the league year”, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
So right now, for the most part, everything is status quo for the NY Jets until indicated otherwise. The green and white have over $50 million in projected cap space ahead of free agency and they hold eight selections in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft (you can view the updated order here in detail).
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.