As three teams continue to circle Los Angeles with only two spots available, the situation is destined to get testy between the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Which means that, ultimately, the NFL will have to sort it all out.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times explains that the NFL will “manage the outcome” in part because a traditional approach, with owners casting ballots regarding who can and can’t move, likely will fail. Farmer notes that Chargers owner Dean Spanos likely has nine votes to block the Rams from moving, and that Rams owner Stan Kroenke likely has nine votes to block the Chargers from moving.
Which means no one will be moving unless the NFL figures out a way to broker a deal. Which also means that the deal that gets brokered could entail Spanos and Kroenke joining forces in Inglewood, with the Raiders (who are currently partnered up with the Chargers at the proposed Carson location) being the odd man out.
Which would be ironic, to say the least, given that the Raiders once defied the league and moved to L.A.