The National Football League is exploring the possibility of selling eight Thursday games a year to an outside network.
The deal would reportedly be worth around $700 million per year and would begin in the 2015 or 2016 season. As part of the deal, the NFL Network would continue to keep eight of the weeknights games for its own network, where currently every Thursday night game airs.
Networks that could be interested in such a purchase include the Turner family of networks, FOX Sports 1, and NBC Sports. If it comes to fruition, the package deal could also include a wild card game, assuming commissioner Roger Goodell is successful in expanding the postseason.
Via Sports Illustrated