NFL Official Says League's Presence In London Could Expand To A Possible Eight Games
NFL Exec VP/Int'l Mark Waller said that he "foresees expansion of regular-season football into England in the coming years on several fronts," according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSPORTS.com. Waller said that could "mean eight regular-season games being played there in the near future, as well as one team playing in London more than once in the same season." Waller: "I definitely think you could play across a full season (eight regular-season 'home' games) and slate the games and I definitely agree with you, you'd want to see a team coming over and playing two or even three games, and then going back to the States and seeing how that works." Waller: "If you ever put a team here the schedule would have to work on a flighting of two or three games in the U.K., followed by two or three games in the States. I don't think you could expect a team to travel backwards and forwards every week. So we'd like to see what it's like to play here back-to-back weekends, and I'm sure we'll get to that in the next couple of years." Waller also "anticipates the Jaguars will extend their agreement with the league to continue playing in London" beyond '20, when the current deal expires (CBSSPORTS.com, 9/24).