NFL may transfer Tremendous Bowl LV all the best way into March if video games preserve getting postponed


Going into the 2020 season, the NFL knew that attempting to play out its complete schedule throughout a pandemic would not be straightforward and the league was positively proper. By the primary six weeks of the season, the NFL has already needed to reschedule greater than a dozen video games. Though the league has needed to reshuffle the schedule, one factor the NFL hasn’t needed to do but is reschedule its greatest sport, the Tremendous Bowl. Nonetheless, not solely may that find yourself occurring this 12 months, however the sport could possibly be pushed again all the best way to March if video games preserve getting postponed. 

Packers president Mark Murphy revealed that info throughout a digital pep rally that the group held earlier than taking part in the Buccaneers on Sunday. In the course of the interview, Murphy was requested what would possibly occur if the postponements begin to affect the postseason schedule. 

“We may transfer the Tremendous Bowl again so far as 4 weeks,” Murphy mentioned, by way of Aaron Nagler. “Clearly, we would want not to try this, however you do have that flexibility if we run into plenty of outbreaks with completely different groups or if we now have to type of transfer the schedule again.”

There have been a number of studies earlier than the season suggesting that the NFL could be prepared to maneuver the Tremendous Bowl again a couple of weeks, however Murphy is the primary entrance workplace member to verify that on the report. Murphy additionally added a bonus nugget and that is the Tremendous Bowl could possibly be performed in March. 

As Murphy famous, the league may push the sport again 4 weeks, which implies that Tremendous Bowl LV, which is at present scheduled for Feb. 7 in Tampa, Florida, may conceivably be held on Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28 or March 7. For the sport to be performed in March, it might clearly need to be a worst-case state of affairs, however after what the league’s been by means of to date this season, it is positively not one thing that may be dominated out. The NFL will most likely additionally wish to keep away from a Valentine’s Day Tremendous Bowl … for apparent causes.

In the case of scheduling, the issue for the NFL proper now could be {that a} complete of 10 groups have already had a bye this 12 months and if any of these groups are compelled to postpone a future sport, the league will doubtless have so as to add a Week 18 to make it work. That being mentioned, Murphy did level out that the NFL shall be doing its greatest to keep away from having to play a Week 18. 

 “We would want to not, we would prefer to play as a lot as potential [with] the schedule because it sits now,” Murphy mentioned. 

Alternatively, if an 18th week has to occur, the league is prepared. 

“We determined to cancel the Professional Bowl, that was a reasonably straightforward resolution,” Murphy mentioned. “That is held the week earlier than the Tremendous Bowl, so it might be very straightforward to maneuver every thing again and create an 18th week. 

As for the Tremendous Bowl, regardless of which date it finally ends up being performed on, you’ll watch it on CBS. As issues at present stand, the sport shall be kicking off on Feb. 7 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. 



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