NFL discussing reducing preseason to three games
The NFL competition committee has discussed reducing the preseason from four games to three, Packers president Mark Murphy told reporters Friday.
Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy has previously voiced a preference for reducing the number of games before the regular season.
“Rather than playing that fourth game on a Thursday ... don't play a fourth game and then you'd have an extra week,” Murphy said. “We've looked at different models, but I think that's the one that makes the most sense. You're giving up some revenue, but it's one of the worst things we do.”
The fourth preseason game is typically reserved for backups. If the league were to cut the game from the schedule, it would take a small chunk out of the NFL’s total revenue.