In case you missed it, the Chicago Bears did nothing ahead of the NFL Trade Deadline.
And while the Bears weren’t directly implicated in this particular tweet, I still found the revelation fascinating given of their pre-deadline needs on the line:
On ESPN, @AdamSchefter just said he thinks the fact Giants played on Monday night complicated a possible trade of Kevin Zeitler, because teams wanting to adjust Zeitler's salary for rest of season starting in Week 9 would have had to do so by 4 p.m. Monday. Hm.
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) November 3, 2020
Of course there were complications that possibly held up a New York Giants team from getting a deal done when it had an ideal trade chip in guard Kevin Zeitler.
And of course there were financial implications mucking things up.
Naturally, it makes sense that there were also COVID-related reasons the Giants were unable to move an offensive lineman. Because, in case you missed it, six Giants linemen were sent home last week after being close contacts with Will Hernandez, the start left guard who tested positive for COVID-19.
I suppose anyone who has been following the year 2020 closely could’ve seen this coming. And yet, here we are.