Half A Dozen Patriots Players Will be opting-out of the 2020-21 NFL Season
Half a dozen New England Patriots players will be opting-out of the 2020-21 NFL Season due to being high-risk for COVID-19 or other personal reasons. The athletes that are high-risk for COVID-19 will receive a $350,000 stipend, and the players that are not, will receive a $150,000 stipend.
Currently, there are 25 NFL players that have decided to opt-out on this coming season- including 6 that play for the Patriots, featuring star safety Patrick Chung and linebacker Dont'a Hightower. Also offensive tackle Marcus Cannon and running back Brandon Bolden are the 4 most heard of ones. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower will be opting-out this season explaining that he has a "2 week old son," according to Ian Rappaport.