The 2023 NFL offseason has already seen some new rule adjustments. In addition to new uniform guidelines that permit gamers to put on the quantity 0, the league additionally tweaked scheduling guidelines to permit groups to play two Thursday Night Football video games as a substitute of only one.
Patrick Mahomes is sad with the extra Thursday sport and neither are quite a few different gamers. Darius Slay and (now former participant) JJ Watt spoke out in regards to the extra TNF contest and the potential of flexing video games from Sunday to Thursday to get a extra enjoyable matchup.
The Philadelphia Eagles cornerback mentioned that the rule should be changed, writing: “Hell naw… we have to take that s**t away!” Watt took concern with the flexing video games, pointing to each the concerns of players and fans.
“Flexing video games from Sunday to Thursday is a horrible thought for 2 principal causes,” Watt wrote. “1) Player Safety You can’t make this resolution and likewise preach that participant security is a precedence. 2) Fans People spending hard-earned cash to see their crew play. Who’s paying to alter their plans?”
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned that he has heard from gamers who’re advantageous enjoying on Thursday as a result of it means extra relaxation after these video games. He additionally mentioned that the information does not present greater damage charges from enjoying video games on quick relaxation. Some research support his claim however others refute it.
With so many gamers being outspoken in regards to the concern with TNF (each this offseason and previously), the NFL should flip a blind eye to much more criticism from the gamers it claims to take care of.