From veteran quarterback Chase Daniel: “2020 NFL season will not be recognizable that’s for sure.”  Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL will announce it has shortened the 2020 preseason to two games due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The inability of teams to meet in person and hold mini-camps during the offseason certainly played a role in this decision. However, there’s likely to be more changes coming soon.

In fact, Lions backup quarterback Chase Daniel hinted as such when responding to Wednesday’s report of a shortened preseason.

“Many more changes coming than just that,” Daniel wrote on Twitter. “2020 NFL season will not be recognizable that’s for sure.” Daniel, 33, is a 10-year veteran of the NFL who has played in 65 career games.

The NFL has already released its schedule for the 2020 regular season. Does Daniel's tweet suggest the league is going to change that schedule to take into account the growing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States?

The season is scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 10, with the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans. It’s expected to conclude with the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay on Feb. 7.

There are certainly a lot of moving parts here. Will fans be allowed to attend games? If so, will they be forced to sign liability waivers? What will happen if there’s a major outbreak of COVID-19 around the NFL?

As with everything else sports-related, the NFL is a victim of circumstance when it comes to the virus. For now, there’s certainly skepticism that the 2020 NFL season will look anything like what the league had hoped.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.



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Can you name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Detroit Lions?

While many quarterbacks have thrown passes for the Detroit Lions over the years, this quiz only lists the signal callers who led the team in passing yards in the years displayed. The Lions were called the Portsmouth Spartans from 1930-1933.

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1932
Dutch Clark
1933
Glenn Presnell
1934
Dutch Clark
1935
Glenn Presnell
1936
Dutch Clark
1937
Bill Shepherd
1938
Vern Huffman
1939
Dwight Sloan
1940-1941
Whizzer White
1942
Harry Hopp
1943-1944
Frankie Sinkwich
1945
Chuck Fenenbock
1946
Dave Ryan
1947
Clyde LeForce
1948
Fred Enke
1949
Frank Tripucka
1950-1957
Bobby Layne
1958
Tobin Rote
1959
Earl Morrall
1960-1961
Jim Ninowski
1962
Milt Plum
1963
Earl Morrall
1964-1965
Milt Plum
1966
Karl Sweetan
1967
Milt Plum
1968-1969
Bill Munson
1970-1972
Greg Landry
1973-1974
Bill Munson
1975
Joe Reed
1976-1977
Greg Landry
1978
Gary Danielson
1979
Jeff Komlo
1980
Gary Danielson
1981
Eric Hipple
1982
Gary Danielson
1983
Eric Hipple
1984
Gary Danielson
1985-1986
Eric Hipple
1987
Chuck Long
1988
Rusty Hilger
1989
Bob Gagliano
1990
Rodney Peete
1991
Erik Kramer
1992-1993
Rodney Peete
1994
Dave Krieg
1995-1997
Scott Mitchell
1998
Charlie Batch
1999
Gus Frerotte
2000-2001
Charlie Batch
2002-2005
Joey Harrington
2006-2007
Jon Kitna
2008
Dan Orlovsky
2009
Matthew Stafford
2010
Shaun Hill
2011-2019
Matthew Stafford

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