Had the NFL decided to roll with the disaster that was shaping up in Mexico City concerning field conditions for Week 11's game between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs, there's a good chance the contest would have lacked some serious star power.


Rumors suggested that certain players from both sides threatened to sit out if they were forced to play on the international pitch that was completely destroyed thanks to a series of soccer games and concerts hosted in the weeks and months leading up to Monday's game. 


According to NFL Insider Jay Glazer, we now know a few of the players, among many, who were making the threat.

Imagine a Chiefs-Rams game without superstar running backs Kareem Hunt AND Todd Gurley? It would be like watching a preseason game in November with so much on the line, in what could be a prequel to a potential Super Bowl matchup in February. Fans would have undoubtedly felt robbed. 


Luckily, the game was moved to Los Angeles, so we don't have to worry about any boycotts Monday night. The question for the future remains, though: will the NFL host a game in Mexico City in the future following this year's debacle?

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is not giving up hope that it can and will get done again


The league and Mexico City's stadium grounds crew will just have to make sure to better prepare if and when the next opportunity arrives.