The XFL recently announced that it will make its return to the field in 2022. A lot of what factored in is likely the current state of COVID-19. The NFL has suffered a rash of infections over the past week, and we learned today that BattleHawks QB Jordan Ta’amu has tested positive.
The news came on the heels of learning that Patriots QB Cam Newton had also tested positive. Ta’amu’s current team, the Chiefs, were scheduled to play the Patriots this week, but that game is now up in the air.
Jordan practiced this week with the Scout Team in Newton’s role, to get the Chiefs defense ready.
No one else on either team has tested positive, although we have learned since Titans had multiple players test positive after their Week 3 game at the Vikings, it can take a day or so for the virus to show a positive result.
This has been a tough week for football. Two games in the NFL have now been postponed, and the XFL took a little backlash from some fans, and others that are connected to the league for the delay in play.
It turns out though, the decision to wait until 2022 isn’t just a smart business move, it’s smart in terms of mitigating the effect of the virus. By the time the 2022 season begins, a vaccine should be available. Time will also help us begin to get over this pandemic.
Ta’amu was a top QB in the XFL in 2020. Second only to the Roughnecks PJ Walker in terms of wins, and stats. He was able to turn that amazing season into another shot at the NFL, which has already been fruitful.
We hope Jordan gets well soon. That sentiment also extends to everyone who has had to endure this virus, not just on the gridiron.
For the Love of Football.
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