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Jets owner Woody Johnson likes playoff expansion idea

NFL owners tabled talks of playoff expansion in 2014 during the Spring League Meeting in May, but Commissioner Roger Goodell said at the time he expects the postseason to expand in the 2015 season.

Mark down New York Jets owner Woody Johnson among those in favor of expanding from 12 to 14 teams.

"There are good arguments on both sides, and I haven't gone into it in maybe the depth that we will," Johnson said this week at Jets minicamp, per The Star Ledger. "We're going to study it hard. But I kind of like it. I kind of like the idea of more playoff games. We're still below other sports (in terms of the number of teams that make the playoffs)."

The NFL sits below the NBA and NHL, which both have more than 50 percent of their teams making the playoffs (16 of 30 teams), while just 10 of 30 MLB teams make the postseason.

Legitimate questions arise about the NFL diluting the so-called "second season" with lesser-caliber teams making it to the tournament round. However, expansion could be coming, despite those concerns.

Johnson echoed Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who noted in May that expansion "would help my Cowboys."

It's not a surprise that owners whose teams both finished 8-8 and outside the playoffs last season would like to crack the postseason window open just a bit further.

In the latest episode of the "Around The League Podcast," the heroes discuss the winners and losers of minicamp season.

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