It looks like the NFL Draft could be moved by next year. The NFL is talking about turning the event into a mobile event. It has been stationary in New York for quite some time, but it looks like it could be changing soon.
“If a decision is made that the NFL draft leaves New York, I’m sure it will be a competitive bidding process,” a source told Daily News reporter Gary Myers. “It hasn’t been discussed placing it in any particular cities. A half dozen cities have approached the league and said, ‘When you’re ready to move, we’re ready to host it.’ “
One of the biggest issues the league has faced in recent years is simply scheduling the draft at Radio City Music Hall. The 2014 NFL Draft was pushed back into May for the first time due to a conflict, and it’s possible the issue could accelerate the process in moving the event elsewhere.
“There is no question that New York provides a level of media exposure that would be hard to replicate elsewhere,” a source told the Daily News. “At the same time, there is a question whether Radio City can remain a long-term host for the event because they are developing new shows and new things all the time.”
While it is great to see the New York Jets fans boo Roger Goodell or their organization for another horrible pick, it would be quite amazing to see a different set of fans in the stadium. Could you imagine the draft going to Seattle to be with the 12th man, or the draft in Cleveland with the Dawg Pound? I am sorry but seeing the draft on the road, could be a great move for the draft, and could ultimately push it back to April. What do you think?
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