Are you prepared for some extra soccer?
Peter King of Soccer Morning in America reported weeks in the past that it was “extremely doubtless” the NFL would develop the common season to 17 video games for the 2021 marketing campaign because the league appears to get well income misplaced over the previous 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, Professional Soccer Discuss’s Mike Florio defined that the NFL’s affirmation of latest media offers makes the 17-game schedule “a performed deal.” “The one query left to conclusively resolve is whether or not the league could have three or two preseason video games,” Florio wrote whereas including it is “most certainly” the NFL will preserve three preseason contests to make for a complete of at the least 20 video games performed by each membership throughout a marketing campaign.
King famous in his piece that the NFL will not begin over Labor Day weekend as a consequence of considerations about tv scores throughout a interval when many Individuals usually take holidays or spend time outside. Thus, the 17-game schedule will inevitably push Tremendous Bowl LVI in Los Angeles again seven days from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13 except the league provides a second bye week, which is not anticipated.
Sports activities Enterprise Journal reviews the NFL will earn $10 billion yearly by means of the printed offers introduced earlier on Thursday.