It seems like players are opting out left and right, doesn't it?
Both the NFL and the NFLPA came to an agreement that players will have a standard seven-day window in order to opt out, with a deadline. Seems reasonable. The problem right now, is that deal has not been finalized, meaning that seven-day window's deadline gets pushed back everyday that this deal is not agreed upon.
The NFL (which please let me preface that this should surprise no one), is pushing for a shorter deadline for players to choose to opt-out.
I don't see the players being okay with this one. They're already left with so many uncertainties about this season, and those who are in limbo and trying to determine what is best for themselves and their families are going to be forced to make a rash decision. Like I've stated before -- this isn't an easy decision for players to have to make, as they're essentially choosing between health and career (and many Americans, not just athletes are also in this position, which tells you a lot about the state of the country to begin with).
Like I mentioned, there are still so many uncertainties heading into this season. Look at baseball. The NFL still has no concrete plans on what will happen once pads come on, and the players are in each others' faces for three hours straight. What if the players want to come back after opting out? Will they be allowed?
So many questions remain.