JJ Watt may be retired and won’t have to deal with the new rules that were implemented but he still has a strong opinion on one of them.
The NFL made a big schedule change Wednesday at the owners’ meetings when it was announced that teams could play two Thursday night games per season, instead of one game. There is still a decision to be made on a proposal allowing Thursday Night Football games to be flexed. That was pushed back until May.
If passed, the measure would implement flex scheduling for Thursday games in Weeks 14-17, and teams would be granted 15 days’ advanced notice if one of their games was being moved from Sunday to Thursday.
Watt revealed his reasons for opposing such a change on Twitter.
“Flexing games from Sunday to Thursday is a terrible idea for two main reasons: 1) Player Safety You can’t make this decision and also preach that player safety is a priority. 2) Fans People spending hard-earned money to see their team play. Who’s paying to change their plans?” Watt wrote.
Giants owner John Mara called the idea “abusive” and said he is “adamantly opposed” to it.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was not a fan of possibly playing two Thursday night games in a season as well.
JJ Watt retired from the NFL this past season. he spent his final two years with the Cardinals after a stellar career with the Houston Texans.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.