Was 2016 a good year for the NFL? Mike Florio joins Dan Patrick


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell arrives for the Super Bowl 50 press conference February 5, 2016 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. A perfectly scripted duel between Peyton Manning and his heir apparent Cam Newton will captivate America on Sunday as the Super Bowl marks its 50th anniversary with a quarterback showdown for the ages. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Whether it is concussions, off-the-field misconduct or inconsistent officiating, it seems as if the NFL is constantly battling a public image crisis.

This season, however, the league's most prevailing concern was plummeting television rights — prompting the following question: Was 2016 a good year for the NFL?

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk answers during a Monday morning appearance on The Dan Patrick Show.

"It didn't start off very well. When you have primetime ratings 25 percent lower than they were the year before, in this apples-to-apples comparison, that's concerning," Florio said. Now after the election, it turned around, and I think the playoffs were good considering the circumstances. With one good playoff game, the ratings were on par with what they were last year. I think its turning around and I think next year has the potential to be very good."

Watch the full interview below.

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