Could The Expansion Of a NFL Developmental League Be The NFL's Answer To Revenue

Aaron ShawContributor IOctober 18, 2010

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 03: National Football League Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith (C) testifies on Capitol Hill on November 3, 2009 in Washington, DC. The hearing focused on doping in professional sports.(Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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If the NFL were to start a minor league, much in the same way the MLB has as well as the NBA has, it could be incredibly successful. Certainly when the consideration of a none profitable season is suggested.

Since there is currently no salary cap amongst the NFL teams this season, the question of revenue and profit is a considerable assumption of the NFL as of now.

How successful is the NFL during the recession this nation is currently facing?

Currently the NFL is facing a potential "lock-out" if negotiations can't be met between the players association and the owners. Why? Players currently receive 59.6 percent of designated NFL revenues in which the owners say that's too much, arguing they have huge debts from building stadiums and starting up NFL Network and other ventures, making it impossible to be profitable.

It’s understandable NFL Europe shut down once it came out will most teams were losing a minimum of $1 million per season on a league that was never going to expand beyond a mediocre brand of football that was really probably doing more to hurt the NFL’s image than help it.

So where will the NFL find such a consideration of profitable investments?

Could the potential expansion of a developmental league be he answer?

A developmental league sure would help see where players stand on a professional level as well as assist in the consideration of a reasonable salary assumption.