Chief’s Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff Passes on NFL 2020 Season to Fight COVID-19


Chiefs’ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif says he’s opting out of 2020 NFL season

KMBC News Staff

Kansas City Chiefs starting right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif announced on Twitter Friday that he is opting out of the 2020 NFL Season.

“This is one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my life but I must follow my convictions and do what I believe is right for me personally. That is why I have decided to take the Opt Out Option negotiated by the League and the NFLPA and officially opt out of the 2020 NFL season,” Duvernay-Tardif said in the tweet.

He said that being at the front line of the COVID-19 crisis in the offseason gave him a different perspective on the pandemic. Duvernay-Tardif graduated from medical school.

He said that while he knows the Chiefs’ medical staff have put together a strong plan to minimize the health risks associated with COVID-19, some risks will remain.

“I want to thank everyone in the Kansas City Chiefs organization for their support and understanding,” Duvernay-Tardif said.

He was scheduled to make $2.75 million this season and instead will receive $150,000 from the NFL’s opt-out deal.

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  1. By week 3, we will have fights about who has to stay out, and chaos will rein in the NFL.

    If they make it to the end of the season, and into the playoffs, it will always have an asterisk.

    • and of course it has gone from who kneeled , to who does not.

      The cleansing of the NFL will take years. All teams should be community owned like the packers.

  2. Now there’s a role model the NFL and sports fans everywhere can be proud of. Thanks for posting!

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