First thing... I think it's AWESOME Richard Sherman has paid of $27K of student lunch debt in Santa Clara, California - an example of the greater good!
Also, prayers for Terrelle Pryor who has been updated to stable condition after being stabbed at a Pittsburgh apartment complex. *DISCLAIMER - I know my graphic says 17 Weeks, but should be interpreted as 17 regular-season games per NFL franchise.
Richard Sherman is one of the voices for the NFL Players' Union and a 17 game season has been considered for 2020, moving to 2 preseason games and two team bye weeks. Pros and Cons?
1) From a Fantasy Football point of view (POV), playoffs can be extended a week (or more depending on season set-up), giving more error room for a bad draft and to manage the waiver wire.
2) The preseason games can give an erroneous picture of a teams offensive scheme in that many of the starters do not participate in preseason games -- how does the offense "jive" together? Maybe a truncated preseason gives the fan a more accurate reflection?
1) For the players -- 17 games is a long time of getting pounded, traveling away from family, risk of injury. I really wouldn't blame players for not wanting the 17-game season, and would a strike ensue? Even with the two bye weeks to rest, that is a long, stretched-out season.
2) From a fantasy POV, there is more opportunity as to DFS, but a longer season that would make season-long and best ball leagues more difficult. I think I'd advocate for two more bench spots to my commissioner. And I have to wonder, would there be burnout and loss to some of the fun? I'd have to ask the fantasy baseballers!