As the NFL continues its international experiment this week with the Bills and Jaguars in London, they’re clearly thinking about the future as well.
(No, this is not a Michael J. Fox post, there have been plenty of those today.)
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the league is considering two specific proposals for next year’s fourth year of their original four-year deal (which has since been extended).
One is for one team to play twice in London in the same season, and the other is to play games in three consecutive weeks.
While the Jaguars are the obvious suspect to double dip in England, the idea of going back-to-back-to-back is intriguing.
The league has made clear one of the biggest hurdles to putting a team in England remains the logistical concerns, such as transporting all the players and equipment, without sacrificing competitive advantage.
Moving three games’ worth of teams across the pond would provide a strenuous test of those issues, at least from a league perspective.
How a single team deals with that stress — at least twice in a season — is a different concern, though it would be a tougher sell to their home fans who are giving up a quarter of their regular season to another country.