The second largest media market in the country that has been unoccupied in the NFL for some time is now looking like a real possibility for a few NFL teams according to CBS’s Jason La Canfora.
There are three NFL teams most closely eyeing Los Angeles. At least one of them will be left without a landing spot in this multi-billion dollar game of musical chairs.
That’s the cruel reality of big-boy NFL economics, and this entire process — as rambling and meandering as the league’s eventual return to Los Angeles has been — has suddenly taken on more of a sense of urgency than we’ve seen in quite some time. The Raiders and Rams are de facto franchise free agents following the 2014 season, as they’ll be able to pick up and move more or less as they see fit. The Chargers are operating on a lease that has become decreasingly cumbersome to get out of. The financial requirement to leave the stadium formerly known as Jack Murphy are dropping by the year and their ability to exit the stadium will become less and less of a financial drain.
And the stakes are higher than ever. This arms race is on.-CBSSports.com
In the article linked above La Canfora examines what each team has in their favor and the obstacles each team is facing. There is also a considerable amount of chatter regarding the league objecting Mark Davis being the first owner to move to LA. If that is truly the case this is going to get ugly.