According to NFL.com’s Around the NFL column, the league’s owners will meet today to discuss several items, most notably the potential expansion to a 17-game season.
NFL owners will meet virtually on Wednesday to discuss several items including the option to increase the regular season to 17 games in 2021, NFL Network’s Judy Battista reported.
Additional topics will be health and safety as it regards to COVID-19, Super Bowl LV planning and diversity hiring, Battista added.
With 17 games and an expanded playoff tree (i.e., potentially keeping seven seeds in each conference), the owners can give fans what they want (more NFL games per year) and give themselves what they want (more money from the extra games). How will Cal McNair vote on this? Well, no matter who you are, you know as a business owner more money usually equals more better. Of course, Cal has a special advisor who might tell him otherwise.
Since Jack Easterby doesn’t seem to have any desire to give the fans what they want (like, say, keeping DeAndre Hopkins around or allowing the Texans to win games at the expense of his alleged personal power grab) you just never know how old Cal will vote. Either way, it’s an interesting topic to consider. Would you be opposed to a 17 game or season, or is an extra regular season game something you are craving?