After so much promising off the season game that all franchise have put on to ensure that coming to new season will produce one of the best internet of their sporting project. The league has finally commence while the Super Bowl champion defeated the Dallas Cowboy in a thrilling encounter.
However, with such entertaining and enthralling match which is referencing how well this campaign might be full of energy and entertaining matches all the way. Moreover, the league is getting applauded by the fan while the league investment is ensuring a well package deal for the franchise and the player eventually.
Though, it was reported that as NFL 2021 season unfold, the stakeholders are informing the franchise of their intention not to accommodate the unvaccinated players that causes a game cancellation.
However, with the prospective of the broadcasting mechanisms, the league future is in safe hand. Moreover with the advent of the COVID-19 effects, many fans have began to enjoy the broadcast mode rather been on the field cheering there favorite on to win.
Though, without the fan cheering the team to victory, the chance of winning becomes more truncated due to the new found reality of cheering their team while watching at the comfort of their house.
Moreover, taking the advantage of the new found reality have imperatively made the league commissioner found a way to improve the broadcasting right returns. As less fans is expected compare to the attendance before the advent of coronavirus pandemic.
However, with the deal that is expected to kick off in 2023 – it is however expected to be higher than the current one that spread across five broadcasters. With Fox, ESPN, Amazon CBS, and NBC collectively worth around $110 billion dollars is imperative to the game development.
With this awaiting investment which is nearly doubling the previous one will run for the period of 11 years from 2023 till 2033 and it thus will make the National Football League the most lucrative sport in the America and probably beyond.
Though, with the emerging contracts, the league will be soaring high in revenue – leaving the franchise owners to make do with an ambition to expand the regular season which will invariably give them the power to charge more and ultimately earn more for the franchises.
In fact, the notion to increase the robust NFL calendar will emerge as the mechanism to expand the football league market beyond the American while making wave across the world with the affluence of streaming service.
Furthermore, with the inability of the league to have full capacity in games during matches in last season have created some gap to build some deficit to which many franchises had some great lost. But with the awaiting mega contract, the league is assured to recoup their deficit which ran up to $4 billion.
More so, in a statement made by the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell! He opined that “Along with our recently completed labor agreement with the NFLPA, the new distribution agreement bring an unprecedented era of stability to the league”.
Though he further emphasized that “the distribution agreement will permit the league to grow and improve their game on all front”.
However, an unprecedented era comes with an unprecedented action which will including the addition of one game to the regular season from 16 games to 17 games per season. Though, this move has always been rejected by the players on so many times.
In fact, such last occurred in over four decades when the regular season expanded from 14 games to 16 games. But with the increment in the regular season’s games, the chance of sustaining injury on a frequent mode is high couple with the fact that the longevity that likes of Tom Brady enjoy could be hardly repeated by the incoming generation.
Moreover, the current national media agreement with the NFL will be coming to an end on two years time and giving the chances that the NFL had the upper negotiation power in deal prior to the coronavirus pandemic despite having 7% fall in ratings compare to other sports
As the likes of Stanley Cup, NBA final, the masters among many other have their rating fall with 20% or more reflects the power of the labor agreement made by the Football League. But with more money and broadcasting investment that the NFL are imminently going to embark on, the future of NFL is imperatively going to be outstanding.
Though, the cadre that would eventually suffered the most are the player with the game inclusion in the regular season and while the labour have have giving the chance to have rise in current percent allocated to the player wages, their might be a generous return in the for the players.
In fact, with great performances such as when Dallas Cowboy visited the Super Bowl champion in the season opener, the tendency of improving the deal beyond American broadcasting mechanisms could come on fruition.
As the like of BT sport and Sky Sport having been considering the chances of streaming the the NFL could further increase the broadcasting investment of the league which will make the league even more acceptable worldwide than it is now.
Though other leagues in the country have equally signed new agreements that would increase there TV right broadcasting investment. But NFL remain the league with the most viewership followers that contributes up to 75% of the TV programs in 2020.
However, while the Football League is awaiting the big broadcasting investment return in 2023, it is imperative to understand that this agreement will bring further fortunes to the league as the NFL future looks to be safe despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.