The NFL is announcing its specific plan for world-wide domination.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday that Munich will host a game in 2022, and that there will be four total games in Germany over the next four years, two in Munich, two in Frankfurt.
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Additionally, there will be games in Mexico and London this coming season.
And that’s where the Washington Commanders might grab a piece of the domination.
The league remains committed to multiple games in London and a game in Mexico City with Germany now in the mix going forward, and in theory there is enough eventual profitability for the Commanders to wish to get involved. And of course, by the numbers, the Commanders will eventually be involved … because starting in 2022, there will be at least four games played internationally every season and each NFL team will take a turn to host an international contest once every eight seasons.
With the Commanders’ struggles in terms of the structure at FedEx Field (they’re eyeing a move to Virginia), they could possibly be a candidate to be the “home team” for one of these games.
The movement to overseas games has featured 31 of 32 NFL teams, with the Green Bay Packers now the only club not to play a regular-season game internationally. Last year in London, the Atlanta Falcons beat the New York Jets at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.