The National Football League is throwing its muscle and capital behind a push to get flag football onto the 2028 Los Angles Olympics program as it looks to grow its global footprint.

When it comes to football nothing happens without the NFL's involvement or approval, says American Flag Football League founder Jeff Lewis, and that will be the case with efforts to secure flag a spot on the 2028 Summer Games roster.

"In all things football, at the end of the day the most important driving force at some level ends up being the NFL," Lewis told Reuters in an interview.