London has become a very popular site for NFL football. Over the last few years, the NFL has played a regular season game in Wembley Stadium every season.
The 2015 season is no different as the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets face off against each other this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET.
The First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom, George Osborne, has been a very big proponent of the NFL since their relationship began.
Because Osborne is likely the next Prime Minister of the UK, he will probably have a lot of say in the NFL’s involvement in London over the next few years. According to USA TODAY’s For the Win, Osborne met with former NFL legends Dan Marino and Curtis Martin ahead of the game this Sunday and he mentioned that he really loves the NFL.
The topic of bringing a NFL team to London permanently has been tossed around ever since the NFL saw how big the sport was in the UK. Osborne believes it’s only a matter of time before the NFL is brought to London.
Check out part of the report below:
Osborne said he would “love to have a team here based in the UK playing in the NFL” and he believed Britain was making steps towards that goal. “The real prize, the real touchdown for London, would be to get a team based here,” he said.
When asked about the potential timeframe for such a move, Osborne said: “Hopefully it is something we could achieve in the next few years, maybe four or five years’ time. These things can’t change overnight because obviously teams are already based in some home cities in the States. But I am in talks with the NFL, sorting out the arrangements.
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