The right guard is not only an American Football player, but also a doctor. He wants to commit to fighting the corona virus. There are approximately 148,000 official corona deaths in the United States. “This is one of the most difficult decisions of my life, but I want to follow my beliefs and do what feels right to myself,” said Duvernay-Tardif in a statement on Twitter.
“That’s why I chose to pass up the NFL 2020 season. In the inter-season I have been on the front line and that has given me a different perspective on this pandemic and the pressure it places on individuals and our health system. I cannot allow myself to pass on the virus in my community simply because I want to practice the sport I love. If I do take risks, I can do it better by taking care of patients. ”
According to ESPN Duvernay-Tardif misses out on this choice $ 2.75 million, or about 2.35 million euros. He certainly does not have to go outside. The American football player from Mont-Saint-Hilaire in the state of Quebec will receive $ 150,000 (about $ 128,000) from the NFL through an agreement between the players’ union and the American Football league.
Winst in Super Bowl
Duvernay-Tardif has played for Kansas City Chiefs since 2014. In 2017, he signed a four-year contract. His contract is said to have been upgraded recently, earning him a base salary of $ 2.75 million. In 2020, he and his teammates won the Super Bowl. The Missouri state club previously only succeeded in 1969.