When asked about playing more games overseas, Mark Murphy says that a 17-game regular season could facilitate more international play in the future.
The Green Bay Packers CEO says that such an expansion would have each team play eight games at home, eight on the road and one outside the United States.
"As you look ahead, if we're going to have more and more international games, something's got to give at some point," Murphy said. "One thought that's been discussed is to go to 17 [regular-season games] and three [preseason] and then everybody would have an international game. So nobody would have to give up a home game then."
NFL players have largely opposed the possibility of making the regular season longer, and the owners can’t expand the regular season without the approval of the NFL Players Association.