The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly among the NFL teams that have begun their virtual offseason programs this week.
According to 1070 The Fan’s Kevin Bowen, the Colts virtual offseason program includes classroom work among other team activities.
However, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Colts are also among the limited NFL teams beginning their offseason programs this week that will also be holding ‘virtual workouts’—whatever that may entail physically training-wise for their players:
Twelve teams opted to begin the “virtual period” of their offseason program today, but only three will actually hold virtual *workouts*: the #Bills, #Colts and #Patriots, per me and @MikeGarafolo. Others will do classroom work, etc., but no physical training.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 20, 2020
Like these other two teams, the Colts are requiring their players to virtually train in order to receive workout bonuses and credit for participating:
These three teams are requiring workouts for players to receive credit for participating. The #Bills have over $3m in workout bonuses for their players so it’ll be important for those guys to participate if they want their money. https://t.co/xcTrAtf2yi— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 20, 2020
Any on-the-field work at respective NFL team’s facilities is still strictly prohibited, so NFL teams like the Colts are trying to make the most of a challenging situation by conducting some football activities virtually—including remote workouts, to get their players better prepared and ready for next season:
1st Day of School.— Kenny Moore II (@KennyKennyMoe3) April 20, 2020
This is obviously a tumultuous time for all professional sports—and the world as a whole with the ongoing pandemic.
With the start of NFL training camp and/or the regular season still possibly fluid (or potentially even without fans)—and the NFL Draft also being conducted virtually this week, it’ll be interesting to see how things could continue to adapt and evolve over the coming weeks for the Colts and other NFL teams—as well as the rest of the world.