Yeah. The NBA’s bubble has been a massive benefit for them. Look at MLB. They decided that they didn’t need to go that route and they were talking about canceling the season right after it started with outbreaks on teams. I think football is just too much close-quarters and contact to stay out of the tall grass.
Go on NFL Pass (free right now) and watch the 2013 Charger season and see Phillip Rivers play. Reich and Nick set the game plan, while Ken Wisenhunt called the play. (By the way the Chargers killed the Colts that year on MNF) Then I invite you to watch the Colts under Andrew Luck (same season). Compare.... IMHO, Rivers decided more quickly and released the ball alot faster than Peyton or even Luck. His ball placement on slants and finding the TE and the backs out of the backfield is masterful. If he still has the arm, sky is the limit!!
NBA is going pretty well so far. But they have a pretty tight operation, and no fans.
If every NFL team did what the Saints are doing -- basically creating their own bubble -- then maybe it would stop any outbreaks. But I get the feeling that around the middle of September, there's going to be a bunch of positive cases, and it's going to require a play stoppage.