The NFL is generating billions annually from broadcasters. In turn, the networks make their money back through commercials and advertising. This is fine for their bank balances but it’s not good for the product. The scatter market means that it’s challenging and expensive for fans to find every game.
Meanwhile, not every broadcaster is equal in their production quality. Fans bemoaned NFL + when it suffered several problems because they spent their hard-earned dollars on it. But it’s not the only platform that struggled. There are many horror stories of networks turning to commercials at the wrong time (via Sports Business Journal).