The NFL Scouting Combine may soon be on the move.
About Dan Graziano by ESPN, the league opens bids for cities other than Indianapolis to host the annual combine, which begins with the 2023 event. Indianapolis has hosted the combine every year since 1987 and will do so again in 2022, but the city will have to win the rights in 2023 before the stretch continues beyond next winter.
Teams will also be able to inform the league of desires to host future Super Bowl games and drafts. The league, which moves drafts from city to city every spring in recent years, has been a hit with viewers and attendees, and next year’s player selection process is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas.
Interesting enough Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk named Vegas as an ideal location for a first relocated combine because fans would flock to the city as a winter flight after the Super Bowl and to bet on training as a 40-yard dash. It is assumed that the 2023 combine, wherever it takes place, will contain separate entertainment that is not available to those who watch TV and other aspects to create a party-like atmosphere for what is generally an indispensable experience for them. , who does not live and breathe football 12 months out of the year.
The NFL has successfully made it participate in even the last day of a draft bucket-list item. There is no reason to believe that it can not achieve similar success with future combine harvesters.