With more teams than ever prepared to move to Los Angeles as soon as the 2015 season, there have been ongoing semi-regular conference calls taking place between small groups of owners and NFL officials regarding the topic, team and league sources tell Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Many of the NFL’s most influential owners are bullish on getting franchises to L.A. as soon as possible, including Jerry Jones and Bob Kraft.
The Rams and Raiders are both said to be eyeing a move to Los Angeles as well as the nearby Chargers and the league appears to be working hard to make that a reality for at least one of the teams. For the past six months or more, there have been a series of calls between select owners and the NFL office discussing the array of plans and potential stadium projects in the area. The NFL has also begun surveying fans in that area about their willingness to spend certain thresholds of money on personal seat licenses and seasons tickets should teams relocate to LA.
La Canfora hears it’s not out of the question that two teams could announce their intent to move to Los Angeles for the 2015 season by the February deadline if certain hurdles are cleared. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk recently reported that the Rams are the frontrunners, but they could also be splitting the nation’s No. 2 media market with another team.