Looking at the rest of the Titans season.
No franchise wanted to be the first team to have a COVID-19 spread in the locker room, but it happened and it happened to the Tennessee Titans.
Look, we all probably should have seen something like this coming before today.
The NFL never had the same luxuries of the professional basketball leagues, both of which have now reached their championship series’ without much of an issue at all handling COVID. But that’s basketball where the rosters are astronomically smaller, and professional-grade facilities are easier to produce in a quarantined area– leading to the NBA Bubble and the hilariously named WNBA “Wubble.”
Handling the COVID outbreak was always going to be difficult for the NFL. You can’t exactly shove 55-man rosters from 32 NFL teams into a Six Flags and build enough 100-yard football fields with enough space to pull off an NFL bubble. And with the COVID pandemic still raging after what feels approximately like 13 years now, a team having a small outbreak always felt more like an inevitability than a worst-case scenario.
But it just had to be the Titans, didn’t it?
If you haven’t heard… I’m sure you have, but if you haven’t, the Tennessee Titans became the first NFL on the season to have COVID spread to multiple members of the organization, five players and six coaches. The NFL has already postponed the Titans upcoming Week 4 game against the 3-0 Pittsburgh Steelers, all of which leaves one big question needing to be answered…