Tannehill: NFL trying to force our hands with COVID-19 protocols

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill isn't pleased with NFL's COVID-19 policies.

The 33-year-old said he's only getting vaccinated because of the league's strict protocols for unvaccinated players.

"I am currently in the process right now," Tannehill said, according to ESPN's Turron Davenport. "The NFL has made it clear what they want to happen. If you don't fall in line, they're going to try and make your life miserable because of the protocol.

"I wouldn't have gotten the vaccine without the protocols that they are enforcing on us. I think it's a personal decision for each of us. They are trying to force our hands and ultimately have forced a lot of hands by the protocols. It is what it is."

Tannehill believes being vaccinated will help him build chemistry with his teammates on and off the field.

The NFL has not mandated that players get the vaccine but has set up stringent guidelines for those who don't. Unvaccinated players must wear masks at all times, including during workouts, and are not permitted to eat meals with teammates.

Titans general manager Jon Robinson said 90% of the team is at least partially vaccinated.

Tannehill: NFL trying to force our hands with COVID-19 protocols
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