Wilson, 31, explained his concern largely revolves around his wife, Ciara, being pregnant with their second child together, and how the start of NFL training camp could pose a health risk to his family.
"I am concerned. My wife is pregnant. @NFL Training camp is about to start.. And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety," Wilson tweeted on Sunday.
The quarterback, and recent ESPY Awards co-host, added, "We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones. #WeWantToPlay."
I am concerned. My wife is pregnant.@NFL Training camp is about to start..
And there’s still No Clear Plan on Player Health & Family Safety. 🤷🏾
We want to play football but we also want to protect our loved ones. #WeWantToPlay
While the NFL season was suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak, it was recently revealed that training camp would start again as early as July 28, according to Sports Illustrated. Efforts to bring the league back to play a limited number of games during the 2020 season comes even after over 70 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak began.
Wilson is not the only NFL star who has voiced concerns about returning to the field without clear safety protocols in place to ensure the health of players and their families.
Patrick Mahomes, J.J. Watts, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Drew Brees and Richard Sherman are among many others who have spoke out on Twitter about the apparent ambiguity as to how the league will work to protect those on the field.
Getting ready to report this week hoping the @NFL will come to agreement with the safe and right protocols so we can feel protected playing the sport we love #WeWantToPlay
Once again in the interest of keeping everyone (players & fans) as informed as possible, here is an updated list of what we as players know and don’t know as the first group gets set to report to training camp tomorrow.#WeWantToPlaypic.twitter.com/xQcjs33zgM
We need Football! We need sports! We need hope! The NFL’s unwillingness to follow the recommendations of their own medical experts will prevent that. If the NFL doesn’t do their part to keep players healthy there is no football in 2020. It’s that simple. Get it done @NFL
It blows my mind that the NFL is unwilling to follow the recommendations of their own experts regarding player health and safety. If we want to have a FULL season this year we need the NFL to listen to their experts! #WeWantToPlaypic.twitter.com/q55RpqRzPu
The NFL has ignored the safety recommendations from the experts that THEY hired. We all love this game and want to go out and compete with our brothers. The NFL needs to provide a safe work environment for us to do that. #WeWantToPlay
Just make it make sense; @NFL . This isn’t a “wait it out and see” situation; we are talking about lives! The health and safety of our players should be of the utmost importance & right now your current stance on this is a ill reflection of that. #WeWantToPlay
The NFL continues to ignore major health and safety concerns putting the 2020 season in jeopardy. America wants to watch football and we want to play. Make the necessary changes @nflcommish#WeWantToPlay
We’ve been meeting for months, @nfl still doesn’t want to listen. They waited until the last minute and ignored the recommendation of the experts. We’ve given proposals and they have ignored our recommendations #WeWanttoPlay
This is the ultimate safety and fairness issue that anyone can imagine. To be clear, we want to play. But, we also want to protect ourselves and our families. As players, we take health risk in this game everyday. But we’ve never imagine having to take those risk to our families.
You want to watch football this year? Us players need to remain healthy in order to make that happen. The NFL needs to do their part in order to bring football back safely in 2020. Please address health and safety concerns so we can play football this year. We want to play!
#WeWantToPlay The NFL continues to ignore the safety recommendations from their own experts. The health and safety of the players is paramount IF we want an NFL season. The NFL needs to provide a safe work environment for us to do that. #WeWantToPlay
We all want to play this season, but we need to stay safe in order to actually have a season! It’s time for the @NFL to step up and do their part so that us players can be safe at work and go play the game we love! #WeWantToPlay