Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes faces backlash from NFL commissioner afer Super Bowl LVII champ shares candid thoughts on new dynamics of TNF

The NFL is bringing new dynamics to Thursday night football, and Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appeared to be in a standoff.

Thursday night football was considered a testament for franchises and players as they had to squeeze through a tight schedule in the span of a week. A team can play one TNF in a single season, and now the NFL is raising the bar to two TNF per season.

As much as fans and players love to participate in games week in and week out, they are not loving the idea of two games on Thursday night in a season. Patrick and Roger didn’t back down from their standpoint a bit.

What happened between Patrick Mahomes and Roger Goodell?

As soon as the news circulated yesterday, the 27-year-old quarterback expressed his thoughts on Twitter with a single emoji that clearly indicated his dissent.

Amid this situation, the tweet from the reigning Super Bowl MVP fueled discontent among the NFL community, and the commissioner didn’t like the contradiction from one of his favorite athletes. He defended his idea in light of Mahomes’ tweet, and the transition wasn’t smooth.

“I don’t think we’re putting Amazon ahead of our players… The data doesn’t show a higher injury rate… I hear from players who also love the 10 days after a Thursday Night game. We have to try to balance all of it,” the 64-year-old said.

It’s nothing new for the current commission to overlook the athlete’s health and neglect the potential mistreatment of their health and safety protocol. Back in January, when the Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin collapsed and was taken to the hospital after a cardiac arrest, Goodell suggested the game should continue.

However, the new proposal has the positive note of a 15-day notice prior to TNF so that the franchises can plan and ease up on the players ahead of the game. But that doesn’t diminish the possibility of injuries given the most physical nature of the sports industry.

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Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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