At the conclusion of Wednesday's NFL annual owners' meetings in San Francisco, Irsay characterized the NFL's return to L.A. as inevitable.
"It's not a matter of 'if' now, but 'when,'" Irsay told the San Francisco Chronicle.
He isn't the only notable name in the NFL seeing Los Angeles in a strong position to land a team.
"I don't think they're in the same position as Los Angeles," York said. "If I was going to handicap it, I think L.A. is much further along than any of the home markets at this point."
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In addition, the NFL is eyeing Los Angeles as a potential host for the Super Bowl in 2020 -- provided there's an NFL team playing in either Inglewood or Carson.
"I don't think it's inevitable," Goodell said. "There is certainly momentum."