Falcons become first NFL team to have every player vaccinated

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The Falcons might not finish first in anything else this season, but they are first in vaccination rate.

The Falcons confirmed, via multiple reports, that all of their players are vaccinated. That makes them the first team in the NFL to reach a vaccination rate of 100 percent.

Other teams are close. As of Saturday, all 32 teams had a vaccinatation rate above 75 percent, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Fifteen teams were above 95 percent, with another 10 teams above 90 percent.

The Falcons cut six players the past two days, so based on today’s news, at least one of players who was released was unvaccinated.

As of last Wednesday, 91.7 percent of all NFL players had gotten at least one dose of a vaccine.

51 responses to “Falcons become first NFL team to have every player vaccinated

  1. Congratulations to the Falcons for setting a positive example. Now, if we can get every player and coach to get their shot, we can sack Covid for the season.

  2. That’s awesome! They still won’t make the playoffs but a great news nonetheless! XD

  3. They’re ahead of every other team with vaccinations. They’ll find a way to blow the lead somehow.

  4. Great news!!!!! They will be healthy when losing. How long are you going to ride Ryan?

  5. The League should make them a trophy because it’s the only thing they’re going to be winning this year.

  6. Not the team I’d have expected to be first, but congrats to them and I hope they are first in a line of many/all.

  7. Way to go Falcons and Mr. Blank!! And in the South no less. Way to set a great example. Good on the players, too, for buying in. Congrats all the way around.

  8. And they call all still get the covid and infect other people. Oh, and don’t forget that they’ll need boosters every 6 months. So is anyone ever fully vaccinated?

  9. I here that all 283 members of the staff including players, coaches, and others are vaccinated! Good job Failcons.

  10. greenlantern says:
    August 16, 2021 at 5:07 pm
    Nobody cares. Focus on football.
    218/407
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Nobody? Nearly 2/1 people care. You’re in the whiny minority.

  11. Super impressive, especially when you consider how big that roster is right now weeks before cutdowns begin. Kudos Falcons.

  12. So that should meant that the Falcons no longer need to undergo any Covid testing and none of their players should miss any games for Covid this entire season ….right? Because if the vaccine actually works these players all pose no risk to anyone….right?

  13. Great Job Atlanta!!!
    Now require any & all fans to be vaccinated ( & have proof) to go see the game live!!!!

  14. Do you want about 30k in hospital bills for spending a could days in the ICU or would you like to just call in sick a couple days and not be out 30k dollars? It’s a tough choice…

  15. Just a simple question…why aren’t we treating patients early, BEFORE they need a hospital?? Not treating patients seems “unusual” to say the least. Then all of these recovered patients have natural immunity. Just wondering. I will treat ASAP and be done with it. Please. If you get it,treat immediately

  16. If a player is un-vaxed and on the bubble he might as well stamp “cut me” on his forehead.

  17. atfirstglance says:
    August 16, 2021 at 5:41 pm
    The keyword is survival on the new frontier…

    Love the Donald Fagen reference!

  18. kissbillsrings says:
    August 17, 2021 at 7:51 am
    Great Job Atlanta!!!
    Now require any & all fans to be vaccinated ( & have proof) to go see the game live!!!!

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    Why? If you are vaccinated then what are you worried about?

  19. It still amazes me the number of science-ignorant morons that post their inane comments on here, especially when likely all of them received the full battery of childhood vaccinations.

  20. Define vaccine? Cause, until 2021 it meant to provide immunity. Come to find it, the current “vaccines” don’t provide immunity….

  21. pioniere says:
    August 17, 2021 at 11:48 am
    It still amazes me the number of science-ignorant morons that post their inane comments on here, especially when likely all of them received the full battery of childhood vaccinations.

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    Let’s get something straight. I have been vaccinated and as such I trust the vaccine. If don’t care if I know the guy next to me had Covid. I am not worried and I don’t need he or I to wear a mask. So if you are vaccinated….why are you worried about anyone other than yourself?

  22. This should not even be a big deal, the only reason it is a deal at all is because of all the hogwash the anti vaxxers are spreading via social media and gossip.

  23. It’s amazing just how dumb some people are. The vaccine is NOT a cure. It’s a virus, there are no cures for viruses as of yet. If there was, the common cold would be a thing of the past. Proves the ignorance of the anti vaxx crowd when they blast people who got the shot and test positive for covid. Amazing lol,

  24. When Josh Allen and Cole Beasley miss time and cause other players to as well, because they refused to get vaccinated, Bills fans will wish they were 100% vaccinated as well. I would have said Cousins, but they aren’t going to be playing for anything by week 9.

  25. nhpats2011 says:
    August 17, 2021 at 7:46 am
    So that should meant that the Falcons no longer need to undergo any Covid testing and none of their players should miss any games for Covid this entire season ….right? Because if the vaccine actually works these players all pose no risk to anyone….right?
    Zzzzzzzzzzz

    The variant is very strong. Vaccinated people can be asymptomatic carriers. Testing is still needed. This is easy to confirm for people interested in the truth. Get active.

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