While football fans around the globe remained hopeful the NFL and Kansas City Chiefs would reach an agreement which would allow the league’s top seed to continue its pursuit of the Super Bowl Title, commissioner Roger Goodell put those dreams to bed today with the announcement the league has released the Chiefs and severed any right-to-match options. Considered by many to be the best and most exciting football team in the world, the Chiefs can now pursue new options, with a rumored match against English heavyweights Manchester City currently mooted for the summer if the two sides can come to an agreement on the match’s rules.
For the NFL, this created a void in the schedule ahead of this weekend’s divisional playoffs. Goodell confirmed that the vacancy would be filled by the reigning two-time NCAA Champion University of Georgia Bulldogs, who will make the jump up a division from the NCAA to the NFL and battle Jacksonville for the right to host the AFC Championship Game next weekend. While there are concerns the Dawgs will be outmatched physically against their larger NFL foes, they do have a two-year experience advantage at quarterback, where college senior Stetson Bennett does battle with second-year pro Trevor Lawrence.