- New Jersey based teams like the New York Giants and New York Jets can begin practicing again as Governor Phil Murphy has approved the reopening of sports facilities.
- The Jets and the Giants are both working closely to begin training as soon as possible for the 2020-2021 season.
TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey has announced that all major and professional league sports teams in the state can return to training after being on lockdown due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
This is the latest move by the Governor in reopening New Jersey from the COVID-19 outbreak.
While teams are now permitted to begin practicing again, they will still need to implement rules for social distancing as the virus continues to be a part of daily life in the Garden State.
Murphy’s Announcement And NFL Teams In NJ
Both the New York Giants and the New York Jets, each with their headquarters in New Jersey are working closely with the Governor’s office to begin training for the 2020 season.
UPDATE: Professional sports teams in NJ may return to training and even competition – if their leagues choose to move in that direction. We have been in constant discussions with teams about necessary protocols to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, and personnel. pic.twitter.com/yMrCFtSyqY
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 26, 2020
Other teams in the NFL have already started training last week in states across the U.S. while these two organizations have remained closed.
Now that they’ve been given the proper clearance, they will be able to catch up with other teams in the league and hopefully get themselves conditioned enough to have better odds at mobile sportsbooks for fans gambling on the games in the upcoming season.
Spring training will not be something that is done this year being that it’s almost June.
During the lockdown, teams were able to hold virtual style practices that allowed them to have some sort of way to connect with players in the offseason. Training camps are eligible to open 15 days prior to the beginning of preseason schedules.
Coincidentally, the Giants and the Jets play each other in their first preseason game on August 13. Camps are slated to begin in July with training practices beginning as soon as possible for these two New Jersey based organizations as well as other teams in the NFL.
Both the New York Giants and the New York Jets have released statements following the Governor’s announcement.
The Giants are expecting to begin opening their facilities beginning next week after finalizing the details of specific protocols to follow to maintain the safety of their players and all of their staff.
The Jets on the other hand are choosing to open in a step-by-step phase style approach. They too are working with the Governor’s office to finalize details of their reopening strategy.
States across the nation have been reopening in phases slowly over the past few weeks. New Jersey is the latest state to allow sports to resume in a socially distant manner so that scheduled match ups can begin as soon as possible.
Legal sportsbooks have a number of NFL bets up surrounding these tow teams.
The main one is on the future Super Bowl 55 winner. The Jets have odds of +10000 while the Giants fare slightly better (+8000) but still not a household name. With odds like these, NFL practices and training camp cannot start soon enough for these New Jersey based teams.
Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.