The NFL is expanding their Thursday Night Football line up, something that led Mark Cuban to call the league greedy. Cuban isn’t the only one concerned about it, though for different reasons, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said that a lot of players were concerned.
“There are a lot of players out there who feel like there’s not enough days in the week for us to be playing on Thursdays,” Griffin told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s something that the NFL is going to have to address to keep players safe while also trying to maximize revenue.”
While the short week is rough, Griffin does acknowledge there is an upside to it.
“At the same time, when we get those games on Sunday and Thursday, then we’re off for an extended period of time,” he said. “Sometimes we look at it as an extra bye week.”
While Cuban certainly makes a solid point about the over saturation of the market and potentially hurting fans’ interest, the real issue are the points that Griffin makes.
With ongoing debate and struggle between players and the league over player safety it seems like adding more Thursday games is only going to put more players at risk of being hurt.