National Football League owners push for 18-game regular season

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has pushed for an 18-game regular season along with team owners. But would players agree to this

Per Andrew Beaton of The Wall Street Journal, the new proposal would not only give owners an 18-game schedule, which would essentially raise their revenue by around $2.5 million, but players would be limited to play in 16 of those games.

This is not a new idea - it has been floated around for a quite a while now - but now it has formerly been proposed to the NFLPA. This time around, owners have reportedly attached a 16-game limit for individual players to their proposal in order to assuage fears about the player-safety implications of two extra games.

The NFL's ownership group still has the desire to expand the regular-season schedule to 18 games.

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Additional regular season games would generate billions in revenue, which would lead to increased salaries for players (and significantly increased profits for owners). However, they have routinely been rebuked by the NFL Player's Association, primarily for the potential injury risk that adding two games would cause. "That is crucial because players now become eligible for post-career benefits such as pensions and health insurance after three years".

Such a drastic change to the National Football League schedule would not only impact the players, but also the game strategy and the way team's shape their rosters.

"No players are banging down my door asking me to think about this", said Eric Winston, president of the NFLPA. As Beaton notes, owner pushed for lengthening the regular season as part of the 2011 collective bargaining agreement negotiations - which resulted in an offseason lockout.

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