But of course in this ridiculously dumb year, people aren't happy with Goodwin's personally choice. The veteran receiver, who the 49ers traded to the Philadelphia Eagles during this year's NFL draft, had the perfect response Wednesday on Twitter.
I've gotten so many messages and @‘s from "concerned" fans telling me how stupid I am and that this COVID-19 isn't that serious... I bet my bank account that there are 150k dead people that would argue different. #CarryOn— MG (@marquisegoodwin) July 29, 2020
Goodwin and his wife, Morgan, had their baby, Marae, on Feb. 19, 2020. The birth came after they have suffered two miscarriages since November 2017.
"This is my reason, y'all," Goodwin said Tuesday while showing his newly born baby. "She is the reason I'm opting out for the season. After choosing football so many times, I feel I am inclined to make the right decision in choosing my family first.
"I won't take the chance of experiencing another loss because of my selfish decision making. I can't do it. It's not something I'm willing to live with."
Eagles WR Marquise Goodwin after heartbreak losing babies with his wife, says his newborn is why he is opting out 🙏🏼— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) July 28, 2020
"I am choosing my family first.
I won't take the chance of experiencing another loss because of my selfish decision making"
🎥 @marquisegoodwin pic.twitter.com/I4M8CbafRV
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Goodwin played three seasons with the 49ers, from 2017 through 2019. He finished his 49ers career with 1,543 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
The 29-year-old did state in his announcement he plans to play in 2021 and beyond after sitting out this season.
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Marquise Goodwin blasts fans calling his NFL opt-out decision 'stupid' originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area