In this particular case just playing at all isn’t a given. There are going to be outbreaks, there are going to be teams forfeiting games, and there are going to be really good players who can’t play or choose not to play. The Patriots have already lost 6 players just to opting out. There will be more to come. The point is you can decide to live with that and try to get some semblance of a season in or you can cancel everything. Its not some statement of not trying to win. It’s just trying to get through this mess.If being competitive isn't important, then why play at all? I wouldn't think players would be excited about going on the field if they weren't trying to win.