Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle and two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald tweeted on Sunday that the league will “need to make sure football can come back the right way” and with the hashtag “#WeWantToPlay.” Donald is one of countless NFL players tweeting the hashtag on Sunday and professing their desire for certain conditions to be met before reporting to training camp.
It’s a shame that the @nfl doesn’t care about doing their part to keep players healthy and safe. They need to make sure football can come back the right way. We have to look out for ourselves as well as our families. #WeWantToPlay— AD_99 (@AaronDonald97) July 19, 2020
Rams quarterback Jared Goff didn’t use the hashtag, but still said “We want to play!” when he tweeted that “The NFL needs to do their part in order to bring football back safely in 2020.”
You want to watch football this year? Us players need to remain healthy in order to make that happen. The NFL needs to do their part in order to bring football back safely in 2020. Please address health and safety concerns so we can play football this year. We want to play!— Jared Goff (@JaredGoff16) July 19, 2020
All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker quote retweeted Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, noting that “my family deserves to know that the @NFL is doing everything in their power to keep us safe,” as Wilson had mentioned that his wife is pregnant and that he was concerned.
Tight end Tyler Higbee, tackle Bobby Evans, receiver Josh Reynolds, and linebacker Samson Ebukam were among Rams players who were retweeting many of the messages from players around the league.
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