Dec 22, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a Miami Dolphins helmet during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Dolphins 19-0. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins owner says NFL will move to Los Angeles ‘within five years’


The NFL is the most popular sport in America and it’s one of the most recognizable brands in the world, yet it hasn’t had a team in one of the world’s biggest markets for over 20 years. Since the Raiders and Rams left Los Angeles in the early 90s, there hasn’t been a team to return there to fill the void and that has presented a bit of a problem for a league that’s all about social status.

We may see the drought come to an end in the near future though, as it’s been looking increasingly likely that an NFL franchise will once again call Los Angeles its home, the only thing is that franchise will be an existing one and not an expansion franchise.

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross commented recently about the possibility of an NFL franchise moving to Los Angeles and he noted that it’s less of a chance and more of a certainty that it will happen.

The Dolphins are among a handful of teams that could very well move to Los Angeles as the Jaguars, Bills and even the Buccaneers have been mentioned as possibilities for Los Angeles. Of cousrse, the Chargers and Raiders are prime franchises who would hop, skip and step over to Los Angeles without much of a hassle, with the Raiders having once called L.A. their home.

Either way, it doesn’t take a genius to recognize that an NFL franchise in Los Angeles is going to happen once again and it would be bad business if it didn’t happen before 2020.

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  • Bill Stowers

    I say the rams are probably the most likely to. The edward jones dome is one of the worst stadiums in football and the city doesnt want to build a new one. Also the rams fanbase is one of the smallest in the nfl and their attendance has been aweful since the greatest show on turf left. The rams really make the most sense. Plus they would revive their old LA fanbase really quickly.

  • Matthew

    What a joke it is that these teams take money from taxpayer then liner their billionaire pocket with it and then when they don’t get there way they threaten to move the team it’s a joke. The NFL in no way, shape, or form resembles a capitalist structure at best it’s like the kings (owners) of the NFL telling their servants (fans) pay us for our cathedrals that we will become even more rich from; before you ever go to a game, turn on your tv, or buy a jersey. And if the public doesn’t fork over the money the teams just up and leave. STOP SUPPORTING THE NFL