Americans can't get enough football, and it only seems like a matter of time before some live NFL games are broadcast directly over Internet.
But not yet, New York Jets Owner Woody Johnson told CNBC on Friday.
Last fall, Netflix and Google were rumored to be interested in buying the rights to show some weekly games. It never game to pass, but the NFL was said to be considering the possibility of working with a digital-first company, in addition to the major TV networks and cable outlets, and DirecTV, which offers "Sunday Ticket" access to all the games.
The league is "not ready" to go digital, Johnson said in a "Squawk Box" interview, but predicted it be might in "two to five years."
Currently, football fans can watch the television broadcasts of NFL games online and on mobile, but only if they verify as a cable or satellite subscriber at their providers' website or app.
During the regular season, NFL games are among the most-watched programs on television. Even in the offseason, last week's live coverage of the draft on ESPN pulled in record-high TV ratings.