Virtual work limited to four hours a day, four days a week

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL and the NFLPA have agreed to a virtual offseason program. The chances of teams getting on-field work in this offseason seems unlikely.

So, as it stands, starting next week teams can hold offseason workout programs for no more than four days per week, and no more than four hours total per day, according to the NFL Management Council document sent to teams Monday.

Teams can conduct classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs on a virtual basis.

Classroom activities cannot exceed two hours and must be scheduled during a two-hour window between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET. Players participating in virtual workouts will coordinate with their team on a specific time.

Veteran players will receive a minimum of $235 for each day of participation in the offseason program. Each rookie receives a minimum of $135 for each day of participation in his team’s Rookie Football Development Program.

If a team elects to conduct virtual workouts, it can contact individual players to determine the workout equipment each has available. Teams are allowed to send workout equipment or monitoring devices worth up to $1,500, excluding shipping costs, to each player. Or it can send a $1,500 check to each individual player to purchase workout equipment or monitoring devices.

6 responses to “Virtual work limited to four hours a day, four days a week

  1. This will be something that helps NFL teams a lot in the future. They’re going to have to become more sophisticated about employing online learning and training. Guys who want to play will engage with the materials. Guys who don’t do the e-work, aren’t that dedicated to winning.

  2. Soon the NFL will be like the NBA. All talent but lacking fundamentals. Then the NFL will share a similar fate.

  3. 16 hours a week? What’s the logic in limiting the work week to under 30 hours? Not saying that they should work their players to death, but they’re making good money to be getting better at their jobs at no risk of injury to themselves. Oh, except for the carpel tunnel.

    The rookies coming in spent more time in an online classroom this past semester (theoretically).

  4. Wow. Maybe today’s cupcake and snowflake players won’t be too exhausted with this virtual work week. I am sure there will be some who will claim it takes them 16 hours to get out of bed per week and this will prove too taxing for them!

    And did anyone consult with Dakota to see if this would interfere with his plans of partying?

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