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The Official Jets Podcast: The NFL's Mike North Discusses How the 2022 Jets Schedule Was Made (5/17)

The 2022 Jets schedule has been released and host Eric Allen is joined by the NFL's Vice President, Broadcast Planning, Mike North, to break it all down. The guys discuss the league's schedule unveiling (01:35) and how it is a combination of both art and science (2:15). They review the decision on the Jets' one prime-time game (7:25) plus North explains the league's thought process behind making Week 1 a home opener for the Jets (10:45), if rest differential goes into the thinking of creating a schedule (11:40) and how most teams recently have declined byes coming back from London (14:25). The guys discuss the rare start of the Jets' slate with the Green & White opening up with four games against the AFC North Division (16:05), the thought process on how the league likes to stack division road and home splits (19:15) and how the increasing number of broadcast partners impacts schedule-making (21:15). Lastly, North gives some insight on the flex scheduling that occurs as the NFL season rolls on (25:30) and some advice for someone looking to pursue a career path in the NFL programming industry (28:40).