NFL Relocation Rumors: Toronto Eying 2 Teams, Saints Deny Involvement
Toronto Wants An NFL Team, League Would Like That As Well
The NFL has been trying to move into the Toronto market for a few years as the Buffalo Bills have had to sacrifice one home game the last few years to play a "home" game in Toronto.
The NFL believes Canada is an untapped market and that Toronto is the city to invest in.
Over the last few years, whenever relocation talk comes up, the focus is on two cities, Los Angeles first and Toronto second.
Reports today indicated Toronto was interested in obtaining the New Orleans Saints franchise, which may have been an attempt to get more intention because the Saints are not going anywhere.
"Reports about the Saints as a potential team moving to Toronto are completely false. The New Orleans Saints are committed to the city of New Orleans,” said Greg Bensel, Saints Vice President of Communications.
As Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune pointed out, the Saints are locked in to New Orleans. They recently signed a 20-year deal with Louisiana.
The NFL has a problem right now because they have two cities they think need teams but only one of which really deserves a team.
Los Angeles is not a football town. It already has lost the Rams and the Raiders, so why the NFL thinks a third franchise will be successful there is a mystery.
The NFL wants a team located in one of the largest television markets in the country, so do not look any further than that when it comes to a “why.”
Toronto always looked like a good town, but the NFL stubbornly keeps putting it behind L.A.
The NFL will not expand again any time in the near future and perhaps ever again. A league of 32 teams is plenty, and that is the reality of the situation.
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