NFL Preview 2020-2021: Football by the Numbers

NFL Football Season 2020
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Ready for some football?

While some things will be different for the NFL 2020-2021 season — like no fans in the stadiums and which players will actually be participating this year — there are still games to be played, and we couldn't be more excited.

Scroll down as we catch you up on the numbers you need to know heading into this football season.

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Patrick Mahomes NFL Contract
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$503 million

The amount of Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ new contract. The 10-year deal is the largest in sports history.

NFL Virtual Draft Viewership
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35%

The increase in viewers who watched this year’s draft (held virtually) as compared with last year.

NFL Traning Equipment Costs
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$1,500

The amount allotted to each player by the league for home training equipment during quarantine.

Tom Brady New England Patriots
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285

The number of games Tom Brady played for the New England Patriots over 20 seasons. The quarterback now takes his expertise to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Atlanta Falcons Stadium Attendance
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10,000–20,000

The number of fans the Atlanta Falcons announced they would allow in their stadium, which has a capacity of 71,000, on game days.

NFL Training COVID Concerns
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67

The number of players who opted out of playing this season because of COVID-19 concerns.