2022 NFL schedule release Tom Brady deciding to unretire forced schedule-makers to start all over Full-time JobJun 21st, 2023 at 08:52 Marketing & Communication Hastings 59 views
If the were the most thrown off by retiring and unretiring in the span of just 40 days, the NFL schedule-makers were a close second. As you can imagine, piecing together an 18-week regular-season slate is no easy task as the NFL not only needs to balance various other events at stadiums (concerts, shows, etc.), but also wants to maximize TV revenue by placing the best matchups in Ben Zobrist Jersey windows with the most eyeballs.Of course, when Brady left New England to sign with Greg Maddux Jersey Tampa Bay in 2020, it propped the Buccaneers up the list of teams best-suited for prime-time windows. With him momentarily gone, it did create a drop-off in star power for the overall NFC package. While the schedule-makers were concerned with how they'd fill that void and put together strong matchups, it was short-lived as Brady announced his return to the NFL after just five weeks in retirement.On the one hand, the NFC's package was brought back to life with Brady's comeback. That said, the schedule-makers, who were already piecing together the 2022 regular John Lackey Jersey season, had to e sentially start from scratch."When Tom Brady retired, we were concerned about the strength of the NFC package because there were so many terrific Tampa Bay games we were looking at," NFL broadcasting chief Howard Katz told Sam Farmer of the "Then a month later he unretires and we sort of started all over again."This is ultimately a good problem to have for the NFL even if it required a rebuild in Robel Garcia Jersey the overall schedule. During their playoff run a season ago, the Buccaneers were among the higher-rated postseason matchups during both Super Wild Card Weekend (vs. ) and the Divisional Round (vs. ), according to .While Tampa Bay will have to wait until Thursday's schedule release to find out the full rundown of its 2022 regular-season schedule, the Bucs do know that they'll be heading to Germany where they'll face the in Munich in one of the NFL's multiple international games. Given that this game will feature Brady and take place in a new frontier for Brandon Kintzler Jersey the NFL, that'll certainly be must-see viewing as will most of these games in what could be the quarterback's final season.
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