Can we all agree on something for a moment? At some point the NFL will wind up adopting an 18 game regular season. Now that we are on the same page let’s get after it in regards to how exactly it might happen. The latest proposal comes via the Wall Street Journal,
“One idea owners have proposed: limiting players to 16 games, to assuage health and safety concerns. That would mean even if the Kansas City Chiefs played 18 games, quarterback Patrick Mahomes would play in just 16 of them.”
How much extra money would 18 games bring the NFL? The Journal continues,
“An NFLPA analysis concluded that two additional games could add as much as $2.5 billion in annual revenue. This, they believe, would add approximately $15 million to the salary cap for each team in the first year. Across the league’s 32 teams, that has the potential to put nearly half a billion dollars in the hands of players annually.”
On Monday’s show we debated (fiercely) the merits of this idea of a 16 game cap on games played. Where do you stand?