Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll recently said that about 70% of the Seahawks roster will be vaccinated soon. Carroll’s goal is for the team to be 100% vaccinated by the start of training camp. The Seahawks coaching staff is 100% vaccinated according to Carroll.
Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley recently made headlines when he criticized the NFLPA for their lack of action when it comes to the NFL setting strict guideline for players that have refused to get vaccinated up until now. Much like last year, players who have failed to get the vaccine will be held to the same restrictions they experienced last season.
Players that are fully vaccinated will essentially be back to “normal” for the upcoming season, being allowed to leave the team hotel on road trips and eat at restaurants in the visiting city.
This didn’t sit too well with Beasley, who has been vocal about “living his life the way he wants.” Even threatening to retire over the NFL’s COVID restrictions.
Seahawks Vaccination Rate Expected to Increase
It’s good to see that the Seahawks’ leaders are trying to inform the rest of the group about the benefits of the vaccine. Linebacker Bobby Wagner is one of the most influential players on the roster and he’s been active in recruiting the rest of his teammates to do their part.
A 70% vaccinated rate is in the upper half of all NFL teams, with two teams, the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins currently above 85%, the best mark in the league.
The team also had the vaccine available for all players as they left the final minicamp practice of the offseason program. That hopefully bumped up the overall numbers even more.
The big positive for the upcoming season is that the NFL will be at 100% capacity at all NFL stadiums for the start off the regular season. As we know, this will be a huge advantage for the Hawks as they have one of, if not the best home-field-advantage in the NFL.
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