Here are the 3 best-case scenarios for the Cleveland Browns in 2020.
Stay positive Cleveland Browns fans, as another positive sign came out yesterday that the 2020 NFL season will happen this fall. It was announced yesterday that the NFL and NFL Players Association will maintain daily testing for COVID-19 until September fifth. This shows a commitment by the owners and willingness by the players to work around the virus.
Up to this point, the NFL has seen a very low percentage of positive tests. It was reported that during the first four days of camp of the 9,983 people tested, only 1.7 percent were positive, and that number dropped to 0.46 percent after the first four days of testing.
MLB dealt with an outbreak early with the Miami Marlins by canceling a series of games. There was a thought in the beginning that only four days into the season, it would be canceled. Baseball held strong and appears to be back on track to make it through the world series.
Even though MLB has moved from 162 to 60 games, there is still far more flexibility in their schedule. If an outbreak did occur in an NFL locker room, rescheduling would be much more difficult because of the rest needed and limited amount of games. The league may consider a week between the regular season and playoffs to help with any makeup games that may need to be played.
The scuttlebutt from training camps has been much more limited in 2020 than any other previous year. There have been minimal reports from Browns analyst and the team has only released a few videos of drills in Berea. While fans may not be as in the loop on what is happening with the team, have no fear, they are preparing with all their heart for the season.
There is no doubt the team will have many challenges this year with the new coaching staff, new players, and a limited offseason, but the Browns won’t be the only team with those hurdles. While the focus has been on what could go wrong for the Browns in 2020, here are three scenarios that could work in favor of the Browns in 2020.