They can’t change their minds
NFL players have seven days from the time changes to the collective bargaining agreement are ratified to make an irrevocable decision to opt-out of the season. The seven-day opt-out window has yet to begin, and players can decide to opt out later due to new health concerns.
They don’t get paid their full salaries
Players who fall into the high-risk category because of medical conditions will receive a $350,000 stipend for the season, while others are eligible for a $150,000 advance on their 2021 salaries.
Players who decide to opt out have their contracts toll.