JC Tretter Says Too Early To Know If NFL Will Come Off As Scheduled


Browns center JC Tretter was voted in as President of the NFL Players Associationg in March. His first two months have been unlike any in league history. The COVID-19 pandemic has already forced the cancellation of spring mini-camps and OTA's and while the league is plowing forward with its plans for football this fall, Tretter, speaking on a Zoom call Tuesday, admits there's no way to know for sure whether the season will come off as scheduled.

“You have to focus on fitting football inside of this world of coronavirus and don’t get caught up in trying to fit coronavirus inside this world," Tretter said. "The way coronavirus has kind of changed how every industry is working, you can’t expect just to throw football back in and think that the virus is going to kneel down to almighty football.”

Tretter is however, cautiously optimistic that football, in some form, will be played this fall. He's just unsure exactly what it will look like.

"There's probably not one, two or five things. There's a long list of hurdles we have to get over," Tretter said. "This virus is constantly changing and the information you're getting is always changing so we've stayed really up to date with everything and made sure that we're always looking through the lens of 'how do we keep our players safe and healthy as well as their families?'"

In addition to discussing COVID-19 and his role as NFL Players Association President, Tretter also talked about the Browns, the offensive line, first round draft pick and projected left tackle Jedrick Wills out of Alabama and more. You can check out Trotter's call with reporters below.