The AP is reporting that both the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are open to changing divisions if they end up moving to Los Angeles.
Construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area could come with another change: a possible shift in division for the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers.
The teams have proposed a shared $1.78 billion stadium in the city of Carson — one of two stadium projects being considered by the NFL near Los Angeles that could bring professional football back to the region after a two-decade absence.
Carmen Policy, a former San Francisco 49ers executive who was hired to help oversee the Carson project, said Monday that the teams have agreed to shift divisions, if necessary, to make the project acceptable to the league.
I’m lost. Why would the Raiders and/or Chargers have to change divisions. The NFL is already perfect with four teams per division and both teams already in the AFC West.