Should the National Football League Use a Farm System?

March 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A NFL roster usually consists of 53 players.
Backups tend to be more of use on special teams, while other backups wait on the bench with an uncertainty of whether they will ever get a snap in a meaningful NFL game.
These players are employed, but aren't doing much. These players include back—up quarterbacks, fourth—string running backs and members of the practice squad.
Here is a question that probably hasn't been asked much: Should the NFL use a farm system so players, such as the ones I listed above, can see their way onto the field?
I know what you are thinking. Yes, players get hurt too often and that every team's bench isn't big enough to impose such a thing.
But, here is my proposal: Make eight farm teams. Take players from practice squads of other teams and mix them up into these teams.
Not only would this create a separate revenue for these eight farm league franchises, but players would finally be able to showcase their ski...

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