The Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the NFL may be playing a couple less games in 2020.
According to NFL reporter Tom Pelissero, the NFL and NFLPA are in talks to reduce the amount of preseason games.
The NFL and NFLPA are discussing the possibility of shortening the 2020 preseason, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 10, 2020
Nothing finalized or imminent, but multiple team executives informed of talks currently believe they could end up playing two preseason games, rather than four.
That means one game at home, one game on the road for each team and then onto the regular season.
This is in talks because of the lack of offseason work and potentially a reduction in when the NFL can get back to work during training camp.
Most teams are scheduled to begin training camp near the end of July, around July 28th.
If that is delayed for any reason, it may be smart to reduce the number of preseason games being played by each team in order to get enough practice in.
The loss of two games could be a huge financial burden as well, and may be part of the potential $40 million in cap space reduction teams could face in 2021.
It is definitely something to watch.