17 game schedule, one extra bye week. That way every team gets a neutral field game each year.
The nfl gets 16 games a year to put wherever they want, and nobody loses a home game. They could have 4 in London, 4 in LA, a couple in Mexico, one in Germany and Japan. Maybe a regular season game in Hawaii or Las Vegas, and wherever else they want to play a game.
I don't know how much Anderson's salary is but the only "faith in cam" that would change gman's mind on how much to pay a backup QB is is faith in cam's ability to stay healthy. People still want good backup qbs even if their starter is great, and Anderson wasnt gonna be competing for the starting job no matter what Cam did this year.