NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and his cohorts have been talking about placing an NFL franchise in the city of London, England for some time now.
The league has played games their for years now and the NFL would like to tap into somewhere that’s not over saturated, yet crazy about american football.
Not many players have spoken up about the matter until now. Andrew Whitworth is a 2012 Pro Bowl offensive tackle from the Cincinnati Bengals, and told USA Today, that he would quit the NFL, before he would go through with playing for a London located NFL team.
“I would hope that I was financially able to quit,” said Whitworth, a 2012 Pro Bowl offensive tackle. “That’s what I would hope, because if I was, my papers would be the first one in.”
Whitworth made it clear that he doesn’t think he’d be the only NFL player to say no thank you to a full NFL season in London.
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“I don’t see that a lot of guys would want to do that,” he said. “I don’t see any players that would enjoy that. Sure, you may find a handful of guys that say, ‘Oh, hey, that’d be cool,’ but the rest of them wouldn’t.”