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God Forbid it happens, but did you know the NFL has a “disaster draft” plan?

Do you remember the Marshall football team that died in a plane crash? Well first off, Rest in Peace to the Marshall football team, but it is pretty interesting to find out the NFL has a contingency plan in place if something tragic like this happens?

The NFL will hold a ‘disaster draft’ should a disaster or near-disaster occur to a team. The NFL defines the word ‘near-disaster’ as less than 15 player casualties; the word ‘disaster’ as greater than 15 player casualties. There are similar provisions for other sports leagues.

In the NFL, teams suffering a near disaster would be required to play out the season, though they would have priority on all waiver claims. If the team lost a quarterback, it would be permitted to draft a quarterback from a team that has a third quarterback.
In a disaster (15 or more lost players), the NFL’s commissioner would decide whether or not to continue the team’s season. If it were to continue, the near-disaster plan would go into effect. If not, a restocking draft would take place in the offseason. In addition, the team would get the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft.

This is truly a wild plan, but you better have a plan for everything.

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