Peter V'landys claims Australia's premier rugby league competition should have continued amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Newcastle Knights have signed Andrew McCullough, who leaves Brisbane Broncos.
The NRL released its full draw for 2020, with State of Origin to be played in November.
Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels will kick-off the league's return on May 28, though venues are still to be confirmed.
Paul White has been touted as a possible replacement for Todd Greenberg, but the Brisbane Broncos boss has no interest.
Queensland's NRL teams will be permitted to cross the state border and play matches, although New Zealand Warriors's status remains in flux.
Six-time NFL Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is being used as inspiration by Brisbane Broncos, who are preparing for the NRL to return.
The NRL is due to resume on May 28, but Brisbane Broncos back-rower David Fifita will be absent after he underwent knee surgery.
Darius Boyd faced criticism after saying he was opposed to leaving his family for an NRL stint with the Broncos in New South Wales.