With many predicting the coronavirus pandemic is weeks, if not months, from peaking, and others expecting a second round to occur in the fall, the NFL plans to continue with everything as planned.
That has not changed.
The NFL expects international games will be included in the 2020 schedule.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) March 31, 2020
London, like most cities, is dealing with the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and reportedly not well. When London’s recent moves will impact the spread of the virus, or even eliminate it, is still an unknown.
The announcement is a little surprising as other sports have cancelled or taken a wait-and-see approach. Games are still months off but the NFL should consider developing a backup plan in case things do not clear up as quickly as planned. Things like training camp and preseason will be the first test cases for if the 2020 season can continue as planned.
Overseas travel should be nearly guaranteed to be the first thing delayed.