The New York Giants owner John Mara doesn’t agree with the NFL clubs table TNF flex proposal and according to him, the idea is abusive. He isn’t the only person who disagrees with the idea, NFL players such as Patrick Mahomes and others do not think it’s a brilliant idea and Mahomes’ tweet is an indication that he is against the idea.
According to ESPN;
While NFL owners opted not to vote on a rule that would allow games to be flexed into a Thursday night kickoff, they agreed Tuesday to modify the existing rule and allow teams to play a maximum of two short-week games.
That means that while some teams could play two Thursday night games, others would not have any. Back-to-back Thursday night games, such as a Thanksgiving game followed by a Thursday night game the next week, would only count as one short-week game, so some teams could wind up playing three Thursday games.
“We’re interested in making sure that we get exposure for all of our clubs,” said Brian Rolapp, NFL executive vice president and chief media and business officer.
Players also appeared to be critical of the decision to increase the number of Thursday night games a team can play. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the league’s reigning MVP, tweeted the news with a facepalm emoji.
Asked about Mahomes’ reaction, Goodell stressed that the league isn’t prioritizing a broadcast partner over the health and safety of players.
“I don’t think we are putting Amazon (which has Thursday night rights) over players’ interest,” Goodell said. “We look at data with respect to injuries and impact on players. … I think we have data that’s very clear, it doesn’t show higher injury rate.”
“I hear from a lot of players directly. too. They have 10 days (off) afterwards. So there’s some benefits on that side.”
“The biggest problem I had with the flex was that the proposal was that you only had 15 days’ notice. That’s just too short of a turnaround time for a flex from a Sunday to Thursday, as far as I’m concerned.”
Here is Patrick Mahomes’ tweet about the NFL clubs table TNF flex proposal…
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) March 28, 2023