The NFL season is just past a quarter of the way over, and it's been a unique one to say the least because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A number of teams have had players and coaches test positive and two games so far have been forced to be rescheduled, including the Patriots' Week 5 game against the Broncos being moved to Week 6.
Appearing on The Greg Hill Show Friday morning, Julian Edelman was asked if he still believes the NFL should have went on with its season?
“I do," he said. "There’s a lot of people that have it a lot worse than us, let’s just say that. Football and sports really help this country. I mean, it gives them a little something to stop thinking about their daily life and what they are going through and a lot of people love our game, a lot of people love the other games that are being played. I think it is an outlet to try and get away from things sometimes and think about different things. It’s definitely a tough situation, it’s not going to be perfect. There’s going to be some craziness, but we’re all trying to do our best.”
Edelman said while a bubble worked with the NBA and NHL, it just wouldn't be possible with the NFL because of the number of people not only on teams, but support staff as well.
The 34-year-old gave credit to Bill Belichick for how he's been able to evolve over the years, including now handling everything COVID.
“He just evolves to the times, he evolves to different types of players and he’s going to try and evolve to this," Edelman said. "I can’t speak for him, but he’s doing the best he can and he’s probably still getting his work in and doing what he has to do and feels like is best for the team. You don’t ever have to worry about that with Coach. Coach will be alright with — at least that’s how I feel — with any circumstance I feel like we’re going to be prepared.”
The coach has brought in doctors to speak with the team to educate them on what they should be doing away from the facility.
“I mean, we’re all educated on the safest practices once you leave the facility," Edelman said. "I think we have done a pretty good job of bringing in doctors to talk and using a bunch of resources. Now, is it perfect? No. Nothing is perfect right now. We definitely know what you should and shouldn’t do going forward.”
The Patriots will host the Broncos this Sunday at 1 p.m.