The NFL sent a memo to teams Thursday saying they could have to forfeit games for breakouts of COVID-19 among unvaccinated players or staff.
According to the memo obtained by NBC's profootballtalk.com, any regular-season cancellations arising in the 2021 season due to a COVID spike from a given team's non-vaccinated players/staff," the club with the outbreak will forfeit the game and it will count as a loss on their record.
The league went on to say that they won't adjust the schedule to accommodate make-ups of postponed games.
This only applies to games canceled due to an outbreak of non-vaccinated people.
Several players have come out publicly against the new rule, including Deandre Hopkins, who questioned his future in the league with a tweet.
The memo comes 20 days after the deadline players had to opt-out of the season.