People: Kansas City Chiefs Star, Who Is Also Practicing Doctor, Becomes First NFL Player to Skip 2020 Season

People: Kansas City Chiefs Star, Who Is Also Practicing Doctor, Becomes First NFL Player to Skip 2020 Season. “Kansas City Chiefs star Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is staying off the football field, becoming the first NFL player to opt-out of the 2020 season due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, the offensive lineman shared a statement on Twitter, explaining that while the Chiefs’ medical staff have “put together a strong plan to minimize the health risks associated with COVID-19,” he is uncomfortable knowing that ‘some risks will remain.'”