It’s the perfect time for the NFL to do some real cap shopping.
It’s a perfect time to think about what the league wants to do in the future and how it can do it.
It’ll be fascinating to see what moves the league makes to maximize its revenue streams, whether it stays with a single national television deal or a multi-team deal, whether the league can retain some of the stars from last year’s Super Bowl, whether they can go back to a salary cap system, and whether it will continue to pursue free agency.
But one question has been asked for quite some time: What do the owners need to do to bring in more revenue to stay competitive in a league that’s still in its infancy?
It’s clear that the league has to change.
There are many reasons why, but the main one is that the owners are spending far more money on players than they’re spending on coaches, GMs and other top-level personnel.
For a while, the owners have tried to diversify their teams to bring back some of those players who might otherwise have moved on.
It seems like every time the owners put money into the salary cap, the teams that are doing well have gotten bigger.
This year, the NFL has done that by adding several new franchises in Atlanta and Tampa Bay.
That’s a lot of money.
That money could have been spent on other things.
In the meantime, it appears that the owner is willing to pay top dollar for the players he wants, and that’s a problem for the owners.
If the NFL continues to make the big spending that has become its signature move, and if the league continues to lose money, the players and coaches will leave.
That will have consequences for the league’s ability to compete.
And those consequences will only grow.
It will be interesting to see how the owners will respond to the inevitable changes.
Will they try to keep the stars who were there last year?
Will they just let them go?
If they do, they’ll probably be facing significant legal and financial challenges.