The NFL and NFLPA are discussing the possibility of shortening the 2020 preseason, per sources.
Nothing finalized or imminent, but multiple team executives informed of talks currently believe they could end up playing two preseason games, rather than four.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 10, 2020
Makes sense. You could possibly cut two games off the front end of the schedule and give teams an extra two weeks to get in shape to make up for lost time during COVID-19.
Here’s the Eagles’ preseason schedule, for some context:
- 8/13 – at Colts
- 8/20 – at Dolphins
- 8/27 – vs Patriots
- 9/3 – vs Jets
Perhaps you just axe the Indy and Miami games, turn the Pats or Jets game into a road trip, and do a two-week warm up before jumping into the season opener on September 13th against the Redskins.
Maybe we make this permanent? Would work for me.