Sam Darnold iffy on COVID-19 vaccine: ‘Gonna evaluate that on my own’
Sam Darnold is still thinking it over.
The former Jets quarterback, traded to the Carolina Panthers this offseason, told reporters he has yet to get the COVID-19 vaccine — and might not, at all.
“There’s a ton of different things that go into it,” Darnold said. “I’m gonna evaluate that on my own and make the best decision that I feel is the best for myself.”
NFL players are not required to get vaccinated, though teams that reach a threshold (85 percent) can relax protocols.
Darnold is far from alone in holding off on getting the jab, which has led to a large drop in cases across the country and is considered highly effective.
Washington’s Montez Sweat told media he’s not willing to get vaccinated.
“I’m not a fan of it,” Sweat said after Washington’s vaccine information session. “I probably won’t get vaccinated until I get more facts and all that type (of) stuff. I’m not a fan of it at all.
“I haven’t caught COVID yet. I don’t see me treating COVID until I actually get COVID.”
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen was on record as debating getting shots in April, though he has not spoken on the topic since.
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