It could happen soon, the National Football League becoming the International Football League.
Last week, NFL’s Albert Breer tweeted, “NFL working to expand the International Series. Looking at regular season games in Mexico and/or Germany in ’17.”
Breer also included a long reportthat detailed how the NFL is planning to expand beyond the US market.
NFL Executive Vice President Mark Waller commented on the agenda, via Breer:
“The work we’re doing now is to ask, ‘How do we accelerate the agenda in Mexico, Canada and China?’ Those would be our next stage, and we have offices in those three countries. And then, after those, where should be our focus? I think we’ve concluded that Brazil and Germany are the next two frontier markets, which is where the Pro Bowl idea comes from.”
Waller also said that the NFL is “absolutely” on track to having a full time team in London by 2022. He also said that if it were not for the Rugby World Cup, they would have expanded from three games to four for the upcoming season.
Beer explained that the leagues is considering hosting the Pro Bowl in Brazil in 2017 and could possibly bring a preseason training or football camp to Mexico in the near future.
With all three games in London already sold out, it makes sense that the NFL could want to expand to the International Series. The sellout solidifies the fact there is a market for it.