Yet another hurricane could severely impact NFL’s Week 1, with “worst scenario” already discussed Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 11: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Raymond James Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hurricane Harvey has been nothing short of devastating for the good people of Texas. And it’s been nothing short of disruptive for the NFL and college football in the days leading up to their respective seasons.

But Harvey isn’t the only problem Mother Nature has brewing. Hurricane Irma is on the radar, too, and this past weekend saw it regain its strength while currently sitting as a Category 3 hurricane.

It’s projected to hit the state of Florida by this weekend, and that’s bad news for plenty of Floridians — including the ones who play for or cheer for the Dolphins and Buccaneers.

Miami is scheduled to host Tampa Bay at Hard Rock Stadium at 1 p.m. this upcoming Sunday. And the NFL is planning for all potential situations and how they could unfold upon Irma’s arrival.

There is one scenario where the NFL would postpone the game until Week 11, when both teams are scheduled to have bye weeks. However, that plan would likely get vetoed by the NFLPA, as both teams are entitled to have a week of rest in the regular season — like the other 30 teams will.

It’s also possible the league would adjust the time of the game by a day or two, which is precedented. There have been occasions where games have been pushed back or pushed up based on the weather.

But a Week 11 appointment doesn’t seem likely.

[h/t Pro Football Talk]

Robert Judin is an alumnus of the University of Florida, having received two B.S. degrees in journalism and sport management. An avid football nerd, Robert has watched every NFL Draft pick since he was 8 years old and spends his free time scouting and breaking down film for a variety ...Read more
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