The NFL is a dumpster fire organization.
The league’s players run amuck with their anti-American anthem kneeling hogwash and the NFL is too scared to do anything about it because of liberal backlash.
But these new NFL ratings revealed this one thing about the league that will absolutely shock you.
It began in 2016.
That’s when former disgraced San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first kneeled for the National Anthem.
The NFL’s ratings plummeted as a result.
The NFL’s ratings plummeted
However, these new numbers show that the tides might be turning for the most popular professional sport in America.
Television executives are over the moon about their new ratings numbers, which have been quite good.
They point to the lack of players who kneel during America’s song as one of the main reasons for the rebound.
Keep in mind, those are all the networks for NFL games.
NBC’s Chairman of Broadcasting and Sports, Mark Lazarus, told them, “We thought we’d be a little bit behind where we are now at this point, so we’re pleasantly surprised. But we’re not shocked. It’s the strongest product in the land. … We’re feeling even more bullish on where we would be than what our real number is because of that little handicap and how much that affects our average rating with this few games in the bank.”
They all acknowledged that it was still early in the NFL season but the upward trend is positive nonetheless.
There are only a handful of players that continue to the kneel for the National Anthem.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sits, doesn’t kneel, as he always does.
Also, new Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid was just hired by the organization last week.
Of course, the former 49ers safety and Kaepernick defender kneeled on his first game back.
But other than that, the pickings are slim.
Most players choose not to kneel anymore.
That should be a good indicator that the NFL’s ratings are on the rise again.
However, it’s important to note that these television networks refuse to broadcast the National Anthem live anymore because of the backlash fear.
Television networks refuse to broadcast the National Anthem
If they don’t show these players who kneel on national television then they believe it will avoid the situation entirely.
Other executives pointed to the rise of young quarterback play in Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and the Cleveland Browns’ Baker Mayfield.
Mahomes, particularly, is probably a frontrunner for the Most Valuable Player Award through just five weeks of play thus far.
This NFL season has been filled with ups and downs.
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers look like the best quarterbacks in the league some days and others they look like they’ve never done that job before.
Maybe part of the reason why the NFL’s ratings climbed since last year is due to the unpredictable nature of the game.
The Buffalo Bills looked like the worst team in the league a couple of weeks ago, but then they blew out the Minnesota Vikings at their stadium in Minneapolis.
It was shocking,to say the least. Nobody saw that coming.
Quarterbacks seem to drive ratings more than anything else in the NFL.
Drew Brees just set the all-time passing record on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins this week.
Drew Brees just set the all-time passing record on Monday Night Football
That moment wasn’t about disrespecting our military and law enforcement, it was about a great player resetting an all-time record.
That’s what football should be.
Leave politics and anti-American stances out of it.