Jermaine Wiggins has a problem with the NFL’s approach to the Patriots’ game against the Chiefs.
The co-host of the Greg Hill Show believes there is a double-standard going on when it comes to the league’s decision to play the game after Cam Newton’s positive COVID-19 test.
When Greg Hill asked if Wiggins believed the NFL would have taken a different approach if it was Mahomes who tested positive, the former Patriots tight end was quick with a response.
“Yup,” Wiggins said. “You’re damn right they would have.
“I’m glad you brought that up. I didn’t even think about that until you brought that up. If that’s Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, guess what? Mahomes is getting ready to play. Lamar Jackson. Mahomes tested positive. We are postponing this game until later on in the season. Good point.”
While other members of the show proceeded to drift off into a conversation about Tom Brady’s approach to COVID-19 precautions, Wiggins remained laser focused on his issue with the NFL’s decision to make the Patriots play in Kansas City without Newton.
“No one has said if this is Patrick Mahomes this game would have been postponed. … The NFL would have said out of an abundance of caution we have to move this Kansas City game with New England to a later time,” he continued.
Much to Wiggins’ dismay, the Patriots will play the Chiefs Monday night with kickoff In Kansas City slated for 7 p.m.