The NFL has been talking about expanding the regular season, but they're getting backlash from the players union on adding games. Why not expand the NFL season without adding any games? A second bye week is a win-win situation for the NFL and players alike
1. It gives the players another weekend off in the regular season. Whether it's seeing family or just recovering, NFL players always appreciate the bye week. Adding a second one would probably go over well.
2. People still watch games when their team is on the bye. It's another week of Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Thursday Night Football. It would lead to an increase in revenue for the NFL.
3. It adds another week of analyst coverage and fantasy games, all of which are money makers for the NFL and networks.
At the end of the day, it's an easy way to get some extra revenue without putting players at risk for more injuries. It'll probably even add to the quality of the game as players get another recovery week within the season. What do you all think?