As we mentioned earlier this week, the NFL-to-Los Angeles train is gaining steam, with the likelihood that a team arrives in the next 12 to 24 months.
It might even be sooner than that, according to the the mayor of Los Angeles.
In his strongest statement to date about the pursuit of an NFL team, mayor Eric Garcetti said a team was “highly likely” to return to L.A. in the next year.
During a segment on KNX radio, via the Associated Press, Garcetti said the city doesn’t want to subsidize a new stadium but said he thinks the NFL is “finally interested” in returning to the nation’s second-biggest market, which hasn’t had pro football since the Raiders and Rams left in 1994.
One of those two, or the Chargers, are the candidates to return.