Expansion should be off the table for the NFL, indefinitely

With the NFL’s recent expansion of the regular season from 16 to 17 games, it’s clear that the league is looking to increase its inventory. However, the next step, the potential expansion to 18 games, raises concerns about the availability of quality quarterbacks. This is an important issue, as there simply aren’t enough top-tier quarterbacks to go around for all 32 teams.

The shortage of good quarterbacks can be attributed, in part, to the lack of healthy players in this position. Despite the league’s efforts to protect quarterbacks, such as enforcing roughing the passer penalties and limiting intentional grounding calls, the overall health of quarterbacks remains a concern. This scarcity is reflected in the significant pay gap between top quarterbacks and other positions, as well as the challenges faced by teams without a reliable quarterback.

While some positions in the NFL have an abundance of players, such as kickers and running backs, the scarcity of quality quarterbacks remains a major issue. This scarcity not only impacts the competitiveness of teams but also has the potential to affect viewership, particularly in prime time broadcasts.

Expanding the NFL beyond 32 teams without addressing the shortage of quality quarterbacks could result in a decline in the overall quality of football and the rise of more struggling teams.

It’s crucial to keep these factors in mind when considering further expansion of the NFL.

Yes, more teams will result in more inventory. Without more competent quarterbacks, it’ll be more ugly football and more inept teams.

Let’s remember that whenever anyone mentions the possibility of expanding the NFL beyond 32 teams.


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