Heading into the 2021 NFL season, there have been plenty of questions regarding the vaccination status of professional football players. The NFL has changed their COVID-19 game policies, too, to enforce strict penalties against teams that force games into cancelation due to outbreaks within the team, staff or facilities because of unvaccinated individuals.
These conversations have brought plenty of questions to light about what the NFL really is able to enforce from a vaccination status standpoint as well. The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) continues to advocate for a player’s right to choose whether or not they receive the vaccine, but as we know, in football, availability is a trait that is difficult to underestimate.
Here, we’ll be keeping track of which teams announce that they are fully vaccinated heading into the 2021 NFL season. The overall vaccination rate is north of 90 percent, but most teams have not seen their entire rosters get fully vaccinated.