• Goodell wants more NFL games, maybe a franchise, in London

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Jun 7, 2013
    ET: Goodell said the Jaguars may start playing two “home” games a year in London. But in the interim, Goodell also said that the NFL is planning to add a third London game soon. If the three games a year in London are warmly received by the home fans, it won’t be long before eight games a year are played in London. But the Jaguars, who are committed to playing one game a year in London for the next four years, indicated they have no interest in playing two a year. Cincinnati Bengals team representative Andrew Whitworth is clear about what he'd do if he landed on an NFL team that moved to London. But that London team might have to overpay to convince free agents to uproot their lives and go live across the Atlantic, especially considering the higher tax rates that high-income earners pay in the United Kingdom. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has written a fairly lengthy dissertation on the topic of Jackonville to the land of the Hound of the Baskervilles , explaining that “numerous well-connected NFL people have tabbed as the most likely to land there.”
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