The world is not what we used to know following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, which turns out to be one of the worst epidemics to have ever been witnessed in a century. It has led to social upheaval, with many countries closing their borders in measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Also, enforcing their citizens to work from home if necessary and wearing a mask, keeping a distance, and sanitizing their hands whenever they go out from their homes as a means not to succumb to the COVID-19. Some countries are in lockdown with a curfew in place following mass graveyards of people who died from the coronavirus.
Many economies, including that of superpowers of the world, are hurting due to the COVID-19 pandemic impact. What has brought by a new norm of life, forcing governments to choose their citizens’ lives over the economy?
In particular, the NFL has come up with many contingency plans to not only have the 2020 season going but also keep their entire fraternity safe from the coronavirus. They are working closely with the NFLPA, and both have approved numerous plans in response to keeping their players safe.
A few weeks ago, players started opting-out of the 2020 season, and by the time of the NFL deadline to opt-out, New England Patriots had the most team with many players who choose to opt-out from the 2020 season.
Despite their woes with players that opted-out of the 2020 season, the New England Patriots have hit the headlines after they signed the veteran running back to Lamar Miller to a one-year deal.
On Monday, the 29-year-old agreed to a one-year deal with the Patriots though the agreement is contingent on a physical. In 2019, Miller missed all the games due to the suffering of an anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee.
Though, in 2018, he was a Pro Bowl while at the Houston Texan following a performance with rushing for 973 yards and 5 touchdowns and catching 25 passes for 163 yards.
Miller will join other running backs at the Patriots with the likes of Sony Michel, who is recuperating following offseason surgery on his knee. He is on the Physically Unable to Perform list awaiting to be cleared fit to get back in the field.
At the moment, Miller is suitable for the position. He has fully recovered from his injury and is thirsty and enthusiastic about being playing football again after being away from the pitch since last August.
The signing of Lamar Miller is seen as a strategic measure by the Patriots after their own Running back Brandon Bolden opted-out of the 2020 season amid COVID-19 concerns and running back Sony Michel recuperating after undergoing foot surgery and his ability to play in the 2020 season being unclear.
We hope that Lamar Miller will be able to make his mark felt at the New England Patriots.
Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.