Bart Hubbach of the New York Post spoke with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell who mentioned that the league could bring back their developmental league if the preseason gets reduced to two games.
This is certainly interesting news given that director of football operations Troy Vincent mentioned the idea a few weeks ago.
“We need to keep the pipeline of talent flowing, and that means for all areas of our game: players, coaches, scouts, game officials,” Vincent said at the time. “I am responsible to look at whatever the competition committee looks at, and that includes a developmental league.
“For all this football talent around, we have to create another platform for developing it. Maybe it’s an academy — at would it look like? Maybe it’s a spring league; we’ll look to see if there is an appetite for it.”
NFL Europe was the last developmental league, but it was shutdown back in 2007, despite the fact that it did produce some NFL talent.
It would certainly be interesting to see or hear what some plans regarding a new league, but it appears as though we are still a ways away from that.