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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

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The Choice Behind SI's 2020 Sportsperson of the Year

Each Sportsperson honoree is being recognized by one of his or her athletic and activist forebears.

Sports Illustrated Daily Cover of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

A Lineman's Agonizing Choice: Defend a Super Bowl or Fight a Pandemic

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, the Chiefs’ guard with a doctorate in medicine, details his choice to opt out of the 2020 NFL season


NFL Player Opt-Outs Are None of Our Business

When it comes to a decision as personal as choosing not to play the 2020 NFL season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, onlookers have no right to criticize.


MMQB: Bill O'Brien on Protocols With Rookies in House

The Texans and Chiefs are the first teams to welcome players into team facilities this year. Here's what it looks like. Plus, how the Jamal Adams trade came together, Prescott and Mahomes deals and more.