"We think that our mission is to honor the heroes of the game and to do that without your friends and your families and your teammates and the fans that helped get you here just doesn't do it service," he said.
"So, in the end, we thought the best thing to do after talking to our board of trustees was to put this enshrinement over into 2021," Baker added. "That will be pretty special because we will also enshrine in a separate ceremony the Class of 2021."
With coronavirus cases continuing to rise around the country, it's up in the air whether the outbreak will be under control by the time the regular NFL season is set to begin in September.
Despite this, a recent report from CBS Sports says the NFL is still aiming to start on time.
The NBA, MLB and NHL have all postponed their seasons in the wake of the pandemic. The NBA is currently considering a restart to their season that would have 22 teams isolate themselves at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
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