October 18, 2023
NFL executives believe flag football is the “future” of the sport. Now that’s becoming reality, with American football set to make its Olympics debut at the 2028 Summer Games in the form of a flag competition.
Naturally, NFL players have already chimed in to tease participation, and the league is doing the same, suggesting current players could eventually represent both Team USA and other countries.
It’s 2023, so 2028 is a long way off in terms of “NFL years.” Consider that, just five years ago, Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck were among the league’s top passers, and Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley were pacing ball-carriers.