NFL owners are meeting in New York this week to discuss further plans for moving to Los Angeles, and they have been providing some on-the-record quotations for the media. San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York followed New York Jets owner Woody Johnson in stating they need to make sure they get this right, and would not guarantee a January vote on which teams if any will move to Los Angeles.
Intrigue was added to the situation Wednesday morning with a Jason LaCanfora report. The CBS Sports NFL reporter broke the news that Disney CEO Bob Iger had reached an agreement with the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders to become chairman of their bid to build a stadium in Carson, CA. As head of Disney, Iger has numerous connections with the NFL, and that only improves the Chargers/Raiders chances of getting a deal done to move to LA.
I think we end up seeing the vote in January, and eventually the Chargers and Raiders are the two teams that move to Los Angeles. If that does end up happening, it will be interesting to see which team gets swapped into the NFC West. The logical option is moving the Seahawks back to the AFC West, and moving the Chargers to the NFC West. Both the Raiders and Chargers were charter members of the AFC, so arguments could be made for keeping either team in the AFC. I think it ends up being the Chargers that move to the NFC.