‘Monumental Moment’- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Confirms 17-Game Regular Season

Published 03/30/2021, 7:08 PM EDT


The 2021 NFL season is scheduled to begin roughly 5 months later on September 10th. The first game of the season will be played at the Raymond James Stadium in Florida, home of reigning champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Tom Brady and Co. will be eager to kick-off their title defense on a positive note as he aims for an 8th Championship ring at the age of 43.

But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, along with senior league officials, in accordance with the NFLPA, has revealed that this season will be slightly different as compared to previous ones.

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National Football League owners voted earlier today in favor of an enhanced schedule that will see a rise in the number of regular-season games to 17 per team starting in 2021.

This will bring an added stream of revenue to all 32 teams. It also gives the players additional time off between games. This will ensure that they remain in peak physical condition for the Playoffs.

It also ensures that coaches rotate their respective rosters in order to keep their star players healthy throughout the season.

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Like it or not, the NFL 17-game regular season is now a reality

League Goodell released an official statement on the same earlier today. “This is a monumental moment in NFL history. The CBA with the players and the recently completed media agreements provide the foundation for us to enhance the quality of the NFL experience for our fans.

“And one of the benefits of each team playing 17 regular-season games is the ability for us to continue to grow our game around the world,” Goodell said earlier today.

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Whether you agree with it or not, is a different question. The 17-game season is here to stay. Fans can look at the positive outcomes of this decision or they can choose to see the negative.

The players will play, and with fans scheduled to return to the stadiums in 2021, the NFL is slowly edging back to normalcy. The countdown to kick-off begins now!

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