Could the NFL eventually move to a 22-game season?


While there’s no doubt the league is going to get to 18 games soon, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says you never know, maybe at some point you could see 22 games.

Speaking on KRLD radio, Jones says that the CBA already has in place that a team could play up to 22 games a season.

I am very much for the 18 game. But I do want it to be decided inclusive of players input and that’s as it should be. We actually have in the Collective Bargaining Agreement the ability to take it to 22 games. That’s already in the agreement. That’s not the spirit of it. You want players to be buying into it.

Certainly it has the chance of enhancing the player’s financial benefits because it does grow the pie. The more the pie grows, the players get the majority of the money when the pie grows.

The players get the money – so that’s a good thing. I think the nature of how you would prepare for those 18 games would have less physical impact than we have now.

When you only play two preseason games there are things that you don’t do. Mainly has to do with the length of a preseason and the wear and tear in terms of how your body gets tired. The more you get tired, the more you’re susceptible of injuries of all kind. I think all of that is a plus factor on health.

At the end of the day I think we will be going to 18 games, but certainly with the positive input of players.”


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One Response to “Could the NFL eventually move to a 22-game season?”

  1. […] is leading us inexorably toward an 18-game regular season. According to crazy old Jerry Jones, a longer season “has the chance of enhancing the player’s financial benefits because it […]

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