The NFL has its first COVID outbreak within an organization and it is happening to the best team in the entire league, the undefeated Tennessee Titans.
According to multiple reports, three Titans players and five Titans staffers tested positive for COVID after returning home from the team’s trip to Minnesota. The facility has been shut down and everyone is working from home this week, reportedly all the way through Saturday, which isn’t ideal before the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers come to town on Sunday.
The Titans will not be allowed in their building until Saturday. Everything will be done remotely.
This is going to be a big challenge for the organization and the league.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) September 29, 2020
Now the NFL has a decision to make: force the Titans to proceed as planned with Sunday’s game with no in-person preparation ahead of time; force the Titans to forfeit and award a free victory to the Steelers, a move that would almost certainly have playoff implications; or play the game at a later date, although no later dates have been set aside for COVID make-up games.
Whatever happens, Titan Up.