Not only fans but also a Kansas City Chiefs player expressed disbelief regarding the NFL’s decision to exclusively broadcast a playoff game on Peacock.
NBCUniversal had made a substantial pre-season payment for the exclusive streaming rights to an NFL Wild Card game on Peacock, resulting in a prime-time AFC matchup between the Chiefs and Dolphins on Saturday.
Chiefs defensive lineman Charles Omenihu characterized the situation as “insane” that their postseason game was limited to streaming on Peacock.
Omenihu’s sentiment mirrored the complaints voiced by many fans on social media, highlighting their frustration with the Chiefs-Dolphins game being available only on Peacock.
It raises concerns for the NFL when both players and fans are in unanimous discontent. However, given that NBCUniversal’s agreement with the league pertains to just one game, the issue might be short-lived, subject to any subsequent deals.
The prevailing theme underscores the influence of money in determining decisions within the NFL.