Change is coming in the NFL.
According to the NFL Insider of Insider’s Adam Schefter, the NFL will be expanding not only the NFL season, but we could see an expanded NFL playoffs as soon as this season.
Bleeding Green Nation broke it down a bit:
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the new collective bargaining agreement proposal features 17 regular season games (as opposed to 16) and seven playoff teams per conference (as opposed to six). The preseason would be chopped down to three games (as opposed to four).
In addition to all of this, the No. 1 seed from each conference (as opposed to the top two seeds) would also be the only team to earn a first-round postseason bye. All remaining playoff teams would be playing on wild card weekend, thus increasing the first round from four games to six.
That would not help the Arizona Cardinals from 2019, but it could mean more of a chance to get into the playoffs in 2020 and beyond.
It would also make Wild Card weekend in the NFL even more must see TV.
Could you imagine three games on Saturday and Sunday the first weekend in the NFL playoffs?
Whoa, that could be fun.
What do you think of the proposed and likely changes coming to the NFL?