Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson has made his stance on getting the COVID-19 vaccine clear.
While speaking on his “All Things Covered” podcast, Peterson said that players who are unvaccinated are not doing everything that they can to help their teams win.
“If you’re not vaccinated, like you said, you’re just living in a different world, first and foremost,” said Peterson. “I just think, why go through those things, why put yourself at risk of going through that again?”
He then indicated that the difference between players getting vaccinated or not could ultimately impact who ends up winning the Super Bowl this upcoming season.
“Why not put yourself in the best position possible to win a championship?” he asked.
Peterson also indicated that he felt “perfectly fine” after he received his own vaccination.
Peterson’s message could possibly be directed at Beasley as well as other players that have decided that they do not want to receive the vaccine.
Vaccinated and unvaccinated players will have different COVID-19 protocols during the upcoming season.
The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to updated COVID-19 protocols for 2021 training camp and preseason, per source.
How different will life by for vaccinated and unvaccinated players? From the memo that just went to clubs: pic.twitter.com/8yMPW0JBWZ
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 16, 2021
Peterson will surely be hoping that his message will convince other players around the league to get the vaccine.