NFL teams are worried about IT guys being in homes to set up gear for the virtual draft starting April 23.
The draft was supposed to happen in Las Vegas, but it had to go online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, some teams are worried about letting IT guys into homes because of the virus.
According to Adam Schefter, some teams and staffers are “reluctant to have their IT employees in their homes for fear of the virus spreading, and vice versa.” IT guys are also reportedly not eager to be around the teams.
A concern has emerged in recent days: There are certain coaches and front-office staffers reluctant to have their IT employees in their homes for fear of the virus spreading, and vice versa; some IT employees are concerned about going into other homes to equip them for the draft.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 8, 2020
I don’t even know what the solution is for teams that don’t want IT guys around. Short of just not having the draft or postponing it, I’m not sure there is a solution. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
If the teams aren’t willing to let IT guys in to set up the equipment, then I honestly have no idea what the league officials will tell them.
We’re two weeks out from the start of the draft, and this situation needs to be figured out sooner than later. If not, it’s going to be absolute chaos when April 23 gets here.
This report from Schefter almost makes you wonder if postponing the draft is still on the table. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the coronavirus pandemic it’s that nothing is off limits.
Keep checking back for more updates on the situation when we have them!