NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has already stated his willingness to make sure the season is played as scheduled but nothing can be determined as the coronavirus continues to run through the United States.
The NCAA college football season has not been determined yet, but if it is delayed in anyway, the NFL is ready to pounce.
Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that the league is seriously considering playing games on Saturday if the college football season doesn’t start on time or is canceled as a whole.
“The NFL has had preliminary discussions with its broadcast partners about the idea. An NFL spokesman declined comment.
While the majority of the week’s schedule would remain on Sundays, along with the primetime Monday and Thursday slates, some stand-alone games could be reset for Saturdays.
The NFL will only consider the move if there is no college football. It is still unclear if college football will be played this fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Even if the college football season is delayed or canceled, it would hardly be the first time the NFL plays games on Saturdays. Doing it for an entire season would take it to an entirely new level.