Laurant Duvernay-Tardif is a medical doctor. He also happens to be an offensive lineman for the champion Kansas City Chiefs. He’s also the first NFL player to opt out of the 2020 season.
He says it’s one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever had to make. But during the off season, he’s been working in a hospital, and has seen the dangers of COVID-19 first hand. He said “Being on the front-line during the off season has given me a different perspective on this pandemic, and the stress it puts on individuals and our healthcare system.”
Duvernay-Tardif says his decision has nothing to do with the safety measures the NFL and the Chiefs have put in place to protect the players.
Jack & Carolyn talked about this on The Morning Breeze. Listen here: