Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft prior to the game against the Denver Broncos for the 2013 AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Kraft believes Los Angeles will have NFL team withing 2-3 years

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The NFL is looking into expanding it’s reach as far as possible but despite there being hope of adding a team in London or even having the Bills move north from Buffalo to Toronto, Canada, the NFL needs to first figure out how to get a sports team in it’s biggest market when there hasn’t been on there for over 20 years.

According to Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk, the Patriots owner not only sees a franchise landing in Los Angeles, he sees it happening in the next 2-3 years.

Appearing Friday on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said that a return to L.A. “within the next two to three years . . . would be in everybody’s best interest.”

n top of that, Kraft sees not one but two franchises eventually coming to Los Angeles, which would not be unlike what the MLB and NBA has set up there at the moment with the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers and Angels (who technically still play in Anaheim).

Kraft, who said he’d like to see two teams return to Los Angeles, hinted at one point about ESPN eventually televising a Monday Night Football game “from downtown L.A.,” a reference to the dormant-if-not-dead AEG proposal to build a stadium near Staples Center.

It’s a bold idea to jump to two Los Angeles teams when just having one hasn’t yet been accomplished, but the city has had two NFL franchises in the past with the Raiders and Rams, and with the boom the NFL has experienced there’s a good chance two teams in L.A. would stick a lot better this time around than they did when they both left in the 90s before.

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