NFL owners are currently pushing for an 18-game schedule, with the added gate receipts and TV money that would come with those extra games. Less preseason, more season.
Might as well make more money if the players are risking injury anyway.
The NFL’s most important player has weighed in on the latest proposal.
Via NBC Sports Boston:
“It depends how you take care of yourself. That’s how I see it,” Brady told Curran. “I think your ability to play, your ability to practice is as good as your ability to recover. So if you can’t recover, I think a six-game schedule is hard.
“I try to focus on the recovery of things and try to be out here every day in practice. I know it takes a level of focus and commitment to do that. There’s a lot of work in advance that needs to be done to make that happen. So … I love football.”
Apparently Tom isn’t the only one who’s up for more regular season games.
There’s a groundswell of support from the players to make the change.
“If you put it up to a vote by the NFL players, it’ll overwhelmingly go over and say yes,” Phil Simms said on his son Chris Simms’ “Unbuttoned” podcast. “Some of the elite quarterbacks and a few players, no. Well yeah, you’re making 25 and 30 million. But the guys that are making a million or less . . . two more game checks? Are you kidding me? Think about what those checks look like and how much that is and how much of a difference it makes in their lives.”
Tom’s endorsement certainly bodes well for this actually happening.
Who can say no to Tom when he says play more meaningful football games.
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