Every fan loves the off-season. It's where every team has zero wins, and any team could win the Super Bowl. When free agency starts, every fan can't wait to see if their team will sign a key player. When the draft comes around, everyone is convinced their team will have a solid draft.
It's a ritual to most of us. But what would happen, if all these events were pushed back a month?
NFL is proposing to overhaul its calendar, pushing back the combine to early March, free agency to early April, and the draft to early May.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 22, 2013
That would be a big change, since everything would happen at the beginning of the month, starting with the Super Bowl, and hopefully there would be a month of topics to talk about. In fact, that's what the NFL is planning on.
So why is the NFL considering making these changes?
Idea of overhauled calendar is to lengthen NFL off-season and make football relevant over longer period with one big event each month.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 22, 2013
Under proposal, all NFL teams also would kick off training camp on same summer day, making it the official launch of the football season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 22, 2013
It's all about the bottom line. The off-season wouldn't really be longer, but it might make more sense for the NFL to do this. Plus, with the fact that the NFL is hinting at the combine becoming a reality show, this would really help NFL Network create new shows and boost their ratings. Think about it: if the NFL highlights some players, more people will watch the combine and the draft if they can connect with them.
Honestly, I would personally be okay with it; seeing the kids in action, and how they react with former NFL legends, but that's me.
How would you feel about the NFL making these changes?