Time to worry about the Vikings beginning the 2020 season on time?

(Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph
(Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) Kyle Rudolph /

Will the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the NFL start the 2020 season as planned?

Despite some of the changes that have taken place for the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the NFL during the past few months, the league still seems set on beginning the upcoming season as they originally planned.

Currently, the 2020 regular season is set to kick off on Thursday, September 10 with the Houston Texans taking on the Kansas City Chiefs. As far away as that might seem to some, that date will be here before we know it.

The Vikings‘ first game of the season is currently scheduled for Sunday, September 13 inside U.S. Bank Stadium against the Green Bay Packers. Could the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic cause Minnesota and the rest of the NFL to delay the start of the 2020 regular season?

What are the current chances of the Minnesota Vikings starting their season on time?

With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing around the world, the guys over at Bleeding Purple recently shared their optimistic predictions for the future of the Vikings and the rest of the league.

During the last few weeks, a number of players around the NFL have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The league also announced on Thursday that the annual Hall of Fame game and the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony have been cancelled for this year.

Effects of the pandemic are also still being felt all over the United States and the idea of starting training camp in a little over a month seems incredibly optimistic to some. However, there are also people (like the guys from Bleeding Purple) who aren’t ready to think the NFL will delay the start of camps or the regular season quite yet.

July will be a very important month for the league and what might happen in the future. A number of other major sports will be returning to action during the month and the NFL will definitely being paying close attention to what each league is doing to prevent the spread of the virus.

So for now, the NFL hasn’t given anyone a reason to think that training camp isn’t going to begin at the end of July for Minnesota and everyone else. A lot can change in a short period of time when it comes to dealing with this pandemic, but the league still seems focused on keeping their upcoming schedule as normal as possible.

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