Chiefs' Duvernay-Tardif first to opt out of 2020 NFL season
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Duvernay-Tardif chose to put his medical degree to use on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. He has been working to fulfill his requirements to become a doctor in the offseason and has spent this summer working at a clinic in his native Canada.
He said that experience helped him decide that if he was going to take any risks with his health, it would be to help patients dealing with the virus.