You can’t fault the NFL players who have decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season. The reasoning is clear — those players wanted to protect themselves, their parents, their children and, in a couple of cases, their unborn children from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Patriots have had a league-high eight opt-outs with Dont’a Hightower, Patrick Chung, Marcus Cannon, Brandon Bolden, Matt LaCosse, Dan Vitale, Marqise Lee and Najee Toran all deciding to take that route. But even for the players who opted to play, they admit the decision wasn’t easy.
On Sunday, four Patriots captains explained why they are playing this year. They admitted the choice play wasn’t easy, but they’re heading into the season trying to remain optimistic. One of those players is David Andrews.
No one would have been surprised if the Patriots center opted out. Last year, he missed the season due to blood clots in his lungs. He said after discussing his choices with his family and doctors, he is…