Falcons RB Todd Gurley is “prepared to not play” this season of the NFL and NFLPA can’t come to terms on a comprehensive safety plan during the pandemic. (ProFootballTalk on Twitter)
“It’s really not structured right,” Gurley said. “There’s not a proper plan in place that I’m comfortable with. I don’t have a wife. I don’t have any kids. But you have to look at guys on the other side who have pregnant wives, kids and a wife that they go home to every single day. I just feel like in general we just need to come up with something a lot better than what they’re giving us. Everything they gave us is pretty last minute. We should have been able to have answers weeks ago, if not months ago.” Gurley is prepared to sit out the season in it’s entirety if no plan is in place. The NFL figures to put together a solid plan for returning to work, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly that a star running back could potentially sit out. The arrow may be pointing up for Falcons RBs Ito Smith and Brian Hill, and they may be better than low-end handcuffs at this juncture if you’re drafting in your fantasy leagues.