This is a tricky subject but there’s no doubt that officials are also making the NFL an unwatchable product. The standard of officiating should be improving because of the available technology and training. There’s no excuse for being garbage at their jobs but so many of them are.
Every week there are some egregious decisions where officials cite players incorrectly for roughing the passer or making the wrong call. It’s so annoying for fans and players because they want the game to flow much smoother than it currently does. There are enough penalties in the modern NFL without referees wrongly adding more (via NBC New York).