The National Football League made an unexpected announcement that’ll create changes for all teams, including the Buffalo Bills. Corporate memos were released to NFL Teams, which informed personnel regular-season matches would increase to seventeen for 2021. It’s a historic move that enables NFL & the respective teams operating under this entity to earn higher revenue, which is demanded by team owners after the Covid-19 Pandemic eliminated large percentages of profits. Demands made by team owners & the NFL’s corporate division exceed seventeen seasonal matches, with salary caps being implemented to lower play revenue. The NFLPA hasn’t reacted positively to this information, which has players competing for reduced salaries. It’s the opposite direction of how NFLPA Representatives wanted to move forward.
Internal memos being released from corporate to team owners & personnel guarantee that seventeen matches per season will be sustained. The NFL’s media division must negotiate new contracts with prominent broadcasts, with contractual payments likely higher than this year. When accounting that NCB Sports & ESPN Sports have both lost finances in 2020, it’s unlikely that the NFL will acquire broadcasting rights for seventeen matches before month’s end. Analysts anticipate that four months are required before a “Collective Bargaining Agreement” is sustained. Contracts will be sustained over more extended periods than what the NFL has experienced previously.
Regular matches require increased physical prowess with athletes, meaning NFL players must physically & mentally support themselves for more extended periods with seventeen games per season. Fifty-two years have passed since NFL Executives agreed that 16-Game campaigns should be sustained, emphasising this decision’s historic nature. Corporate is permitting that three preseason matches be eliminated to support a more extended regular season.
Most have forgotten that NFL Executives have discussed campaigns with 17-Matches for years, with projections over the last decade indicating multibillion-dollar profits by increasing the volume of classic games. Profit margins over 2020 haven’t reached projected estimations, prompting the need for 17-Game seasons.