Why is the NFL season so short?
The National Football League (NFL) season is one of the shortest in all of professional sports. The regular season consists of just 17 weeks and the preseason consists of an additional four weeks. This short season, when combined with the postseason, gives the NFL an average of 21 weeks per year, making it considerably shorter than other major sports. The main reason for the short season is due to the physical and mental strain on the players. The short season also helps the league maintain its popularity as fans can look forward to the next season soon after the conclusion of the previous one. Keywords: NFL, season, short, physical, mental, popularity.