Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by Overkill:
They won't add roster spots AND increase player salaries. That would defeat the purpose.
Why would the NFLPA agree to it without increase in salary? And extra roster spots is needed now anyway, too many injuries, and not enough active guys. Like said I am personally against a 18 game season, it isn't just a game, but 2 extra games, and you can't expect players to now play more and get paid same as a 16 game season.
Maybe I'm not being clear. I'm not saying they're going to ask the players to play 18 games and get paid for 16.
The players will get more money over the course of a season, but the increase won't be proportional on a per game basis. Instead of 17 checks for $X, they'll get 19 slightly smaller checks. The total of the 19 checks would be more than the total of the 17.
Each additional player on the roster gets paid for the full season but you're only adding 2 games of revenue. The margins you make adding those two games have to more than cover the cost of carrying the additional players for a full season, or it doesn't make sense to expand the season from the owner's point of view. The sole motivation here is money, after all.