We’ve discussed the impact of the decisions by the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders to leave their homes in search of riches in Los Angeles and Las Vegas here, here, and here. What we haven’t really discussed is how those moves will affect the other 29 NFL teams. Not surprisingly, one certainty is that the rich are going to get even richer. Darren Rovell reports:
The 29 NFL teams that are staying put will each receive a gross sum of $55.2 million over a period of up to 11 years from the relocation fees associated with the moves of the Rams, Chargers and Raiders, sources told ESPN on Wednesday.
I remain skeptical of Los Angeles’ ability to support one (much less two) NFL franchise(s), but with a payout like that, you can see why owners might be a bit more comfortable with the risk.