Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield weighed in on the discussion of COVID-19 prevention and how vaccines can benefit teams.
We’ve seen the hesitation for professional athletes to not only get the COVID-19 vaccine, but also support and rally behind vaccine education. One quarterback has made a point to say that he’s not going to disclose his vaccination status in hopes to sway people one way or another.
But for Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, he has his opinions and he’s standing ten-toes-down on it.
Baker Mayfield says COVID-19 vaccine provides a competitive advantage
Last season was riddled with positive cases all over the league. Players were suited and ready to play before they were pulled due to positive tests. Some teams were riddled with outbreaks, causing their seasons to take a sharp downturn.
This year, with a vaccine available and the NFL NFL ramping up its protocol, unvaccinated players are going to go through hell. Which makes Mayfield’s stance on it not only valid, but wise for teams to consider when entering the season.
Players like Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce echoed these sentiments as well. Take out COVID and replace it with an aggressive outbreak of MRSA or another contagious disease. You’d want your team to be protected and considering preventative measures so they can win.
Strategically, we should all consider getting behind what Mayfield is saying, and for a seamless season, players might want to weigh their options if they want to get the best advantage possible.