The NFL makes a lot of money. Sometimes even in spite of itself. This is a league that is slow to address a growing issue of domestic violence but quick to decide to play games in London no one cares about. Now the league appears to be proposing an 18-game season but with a player limit of 16 games per year. This seems ridiculously dumb.
But the NFL doesn’t do anything without the thought that a lot of money can be made somewhere. Two more games for each team means a lot of more money in the pockets of NFL owners.