In a special league meeting today, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell revealed that the NFL is considering expanding the playoff field.
“Right now we’re with 12 teams obviously. We’ll look at probably 14 or 16 teams,” Goodell said.
The meeting was held mainly to discuss changes that will be discussed with the Competition Committee at a later date, which include the elimination of low blocks, and the implementation of mandatory pads.
The playoff expansion is a topic that has been discussed with no success in the past, but for obvious reasons ($$$$$) the NFL is broaching the subject again.
I think the current system is perfectly fine. It ensures the best teams get in, while also rewarding those with top regular season records with a first round bye. Do we really want a system where half of the teams in the NFL will make the playoffs? Should the norm be that mediocre 8-8 regular season teams get rewarded with a position in the playoffs? Do you really want to risk damaging the long-term integrity of the game for more money in the short-term?
Leave the system alone. It works and nobody is complaining.