The Philadelphia Eagles receiving corps will now be without former Texas wideout Marquise Goodwin for the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19 cautions.
The novel coronavirus pandemic is definitely altering plans for the upcoming college football and NFL seasons in a big way. For the first time, the actual news of NFL players sitting out the upcoming season dropped this week with the start of Training Camps around the league coming. And the first former member of the Texas Longhorns football program, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, announced that he would be foregoing the 2020 NFL season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Goodwin was looking at a potentially promising season this year after he was traded from the San Francisco 49ers to the Eagles last year. But this possible bounce back season for Goodwin will have to wait now, since he’s joining an ever-growing list of players choosing to sit out of the 2020 NFL season due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
On his Instagram page in a post from July 28, Goodwin explained his decision for missing the 2020 season. It seems like prioritizing family over football in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was the main theme behind this explanation in his Instagram post.
All of this makes sense for Goodwin since all of the off-the-field family stuff he’s gone through in the last couple of years is well noted. Taking time with his family is something that many players are also prioritizing over playing through a COVID-19 NFL season.
What the Eagles will be missing out on this season is a player who registered 12 catches for 186 yards and one receiving touchdown. But Goodwin is a legit deep threat that is one of the fastest wide receivers in the NFL.
He missed much of the 2019 season due to injury issues, including the entire run through the playoffs to the Super Bowl for the Niners.
Moreover, the growing list of players opting out of the 2020 NFL season also includes Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Stephen Guidry, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower, and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess.
There is a complete list of the opt-outs for the 2020 NFL season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to Sporting News here. Goodwin is now one of more than a dozen NFL players to already have announced he’s sitting out of the season ahead.