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REPORT: The NFL Regular Season Will Expand To 17 Games Starting Next Year

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The NFL regular season is reportedly expanding.

According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, the NFL regular season will expand from 16 games to 17 games starting during the 2021 season. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

You can watch Rapoport break it all down in the video below.

All things considered, this has been a long time coming, and there’s no better time to tack on an extra regular season game than right now.

The NFL needs all the money it can get at the moment thanks to our great friend coronavirus. As Rapoport pointed out, an extra game is going to result in some serious cash.

The NFL is also reportedly going to cut down on the preseason, which seems like a win for everyone involved. The NFL preseason is an absolute joke, and I would do everything in my power to never step on the field for a preseason game.

This move was always on the horizon, and we’ll now reportedly get it starting next season. I think I speak for fans everywhere when I say it’s a great decision.