The offseason wheezes out the door tomorrow, taking its annual break from boring us all to death. So long, Nothingburger, see you in February.
The first order of business after the players check in will be to find out who’s vaccinated and who isn’t. This shouldn’t be a politicized issue, but it is. And the locker rooms are going to suffer some or a lot of dysfunction because of it.
How much trouble the 49ers will have is anybody’s guess at the moment. But any unvaccinated player who causes his team to forfeit a game this year, as well as a paycheck for every player on both the teams involved in the forfeit, is going to have some serious shit rolling his way.
The NFL also intends to fine unvaccinated players $14,650 for any COVID-19 protocol violations, which further applies pressure to the idiots who feel the overwhelming urge to slip out after curfew and party with friends.
No name guys who screw up the COVID rules will no doubt be cut immediately, but what will they do if a big time guy causes a forfeit or a loss that could have been prevented?
In the meantime, the 49ers should be strong contenders this season. It will no doubt be Jimmy Garoppolo‘s final year in the red and gold, so let’s hope he goes out with a bang. Maybe even a ring.