The NFL rumor mill is swirling with tales of an impending deal that would bring the regular refs back. It got us thinking about the changes such a sudden shift would make to the league.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter:
As @mortreport is reporting, an agreement between NFL and NFLRA is at hand and both sides will work to have officials working this weekend.- Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 26, 2012
Before you get too excited, NFL Network's Albert Breer cautions us with this:
Asked NFLRA source about idea that deal is done -- "Absolutely false" ... But they're getting closer, have made plenty of progress.- Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 26, 2012
Still, it seems like the two sides are moving in the right direction. The deal can't get done soon enough, as far as I'm concerned.
When it does, things are going to change in a hurry.