NFLPA Investigates Urban Meyer After Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Claims Player Vaccinations Influenced Team Decisions; The NFL does not require a vaccine; Meyer said, “May I say it was the decision maker? This, of course, was taken into account. ”
The NFL Players’ Association launched an investigation after Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer admitted that vaccination status was factored into the team’s decisions.
“May I say it was the decision maker? This, of course, was taken into account. “
The NFL did not prescribe vaccines for COVID-19, but has introduced strict protocols for players who have not received a full vaccination.
Meyer pointed out that Josh Allen missed one week due to protocols. Allen, who was not vaccinated, was activated from the COVID-19 list on Monday.
“Well, Josh Allen never had (COVID),” Meyer said. “He hasn’t played for two weeks. This means he never had COVID.
“I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this, but he never had COVID. So this is quite a punishment. “
The New England Patriots released quarterback Cam Newton, clearing the way for freshman Mc Jones to become the team’s new under center starter.
Jim McBride from Boston Globe was the first to break the news on Tuesday, when the Patriots parted ways with the former league MVP ahead of a 4:00 pm ET deadline when teams would cut their rosters to 53.
Jones will now become the first New England quarterback to start the first week since Drew Bledsoe in 1993, after being selected 15th overall from Alabama in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft.