The great Chicago Bears quarterback battle of 2020 begins on Thursday.
At least according to an NFL Network Report, veteran players will report as scheduled on July 28 around the NFL but Tom Pelissero revealed an email sent to all clubs also said quarterbacks and injured players are to report to camps July 23.
So Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky are slated to be at Halas Hall beginning Thursday, and practices with the full team will begin the next week.
According to the report by Pelissero, NFL executive vice president of football operations sent out the email to all teams' general managers on Saturday and in it rookies are scheduled to be in camps on Tuesday, July 21.
Pelissero's report added that discussions between the NFL and the NFLPA continue about proper COVID-19 protocol for training camps and the season.
According to Pro Football Talk, those discussions have included an opt-out proposal from the NFL owners if players choose not to participate this year due to COVID-19.
The deadline for making this decision would be Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Once this happens, the decision is irrevocable according to PFT, and the player is ineligible all season.
Players wouldn't get their salary or credit for an accrued season but his contract will carry over to 2021 and they will receive a $150,00 stipend for 2020 minus anything they've already received.
The report said the proposal would allow for trading or the release of players after they opt out but they cannot play regardless of whether they get picked up or dealt to another team.
A report earlier this week by NFL Network said 72 NFL players had tested positive so far since testing began in the offseason, which is 2.8% of the league.