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Chargers Daily Links: NFL to announce move to 17 games in 2021

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As it reported over the weekend, the NFL plans to announce the official move to a 17-game schedule starting in 2021 sometime this week. The league has been using a 16-game schedule since the 1978 season, marking over 40+ seasons without a change to the current format.

Per Peter King of NBC, one of the main points of interest regarding the new schedule is that the league will not offer teams an additional bye week. The plan is to play all 17 games within 18 weeks. Another to expect is that the Super Bowl will be pushed back a single week from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13.

Lastly, each conference is expected to alternate hosting the final week of the season every year, with the AFC being the first to hist in 2021. For the Bolts, they’re scheduled to host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 18 of this season.

Per Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the NFL may change that in 2022 by using the extra games as an opportunity to host international games at neutral sites.

What do you all think of the move to a 17-game schedule? Are you happy about more happy or is it unnecessary? Let us know.

Now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Taking a look at the Chargers’ current needs and cap space (Chargers Wire)

Chargers land some studs in latest four-round mock draft (Chargers Wire)

Three players the Chargers could have drafted instead of Easton Stick (Bolt Beat)

Chargers agreed to terms with Chase Daniel over the weekend (Chargers.com)

NFL News:

Winners and losers from last week’s big draft-pick trades (CBS Sports)

Tyson Alualu changes mind, heads back to Steelers (ESPN)

Jarran Reed is signing with the Chiefs on a one-year deal (ESPN)

Chad Reuter’s latest mock draft (NFL.com)

Post-free agency power rankings (NFL.com)

Trevor Lawrence won’t be attending the NFL Draft in Cleveland (Bleacher Report)