The NFL has considered expanding the regular season in the past and cutting down the preseason, but there seems to be some new wrinkles in the league’s plans, according to a report on Sunday morning.
According to the reports, the league is considering expanding the playoff field, while still hanging on to the hopes of cutting back a preseason game.
From Chris Mortensen of ESPN:
THIS JUST IN: The NFL is mulling the possibility of expanding to 14 playoff teams and cutting preseason to 3 games. (via @MortReport)
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 29, 2013
The idea to expand to 14 playoff teams could really hurt the quality of the postseason, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sees a potential for more money and the dollar signs always speak loudly.
Cutting back on the preseason is a good idea that players will be all for, but there is no benefit for anyone other than the league to expand the playoffs.
However, as far as the playoffs go, it cheapens making the postseason when nearly half of the league can make it.
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