The coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the entire world, changing how people live their daily lives, in nearly every way.
And, in addition to that, sports leagues are being affected as well. The NBA and NHL have suspended their 2019-20 seasons indefinitely, and MLB postponed Opening Day — which was initially slated to happen earlier in the week.
But the NFL is standing pat, for some reason.
The league has refused to change the date of the NFL Draft, despite Las Vegas pulling out of hosting the major event. It’s unclear exactly what the parameters of the event will look like, or where it will be held, but one thing’s for sure: 49ers general manager John Lynch is prepared for the worst.
Lynch showed off his home office — err, “war room” — and he’s apparently already suited to phone in his team’s draft selections, if need be.
It’s going to be an interesting draft this year, that’s for sure. We won’t be surprised at all if other general managers are calling in their picks from similar home offices.