The NFL’s television deal with Fox and Disney makes the league’s games a $1.6 billion event for the league.
And it’s the largest contract in the league history.
But that’s still a fraction of the NFLs $18 billion sponsorship income.
And with the deal set to expire in 2021, a new contract is a logical next step for the NFL.
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But there are two major issues that will have to be resolved in order to get a new deal.
First, the NFL has to find a way to keep all the teams from playing the same division in the same year.
That means the NFL could be forced to keep its best teams in the NFC East, AFC East and West for the time being.
And while the NFL is looking at a deal that would guarantee each team a $3 million per year in revenue, there’s a chance that it could end up paying $6 million a year for the rights to the best teams.
Second, the league has to figure out how to pay the TV deals of teams like the Redskins, Seahawks and Browns, who are all set to become free agents next season.
The league has been reluctant to make these deals for long because it’s not profitable, but the deals are becoming increasingly difficult to break.
The Redskins, who signed a four-year deal worth $43 million in 2013, will get $6.2 million a season in 2017.
Seahawks owner Paul Allen will get a $12.6 million deal in 2018.
The Browns are expected to get $16.4 million in 2019 and $18.5 million in 2020.
While the NFL says that the contracts will be honored for the 2017 season, it won’t be until 2019 that the league will release its financials for the 2018 season.
And that could be a problem for the Seahawks and other teams.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported last week that the NFL wants to keep the contracts for the team’s first four seasons under wraps, even though they’re not expected to be released until 2019.