Some early morning breaking news. The NFLPA voted overnight to send the new CBA to the players for a vote.
Waking up to the news that NFLPA reps voted to send the new CBA proposal to full union for vote. If a majority of voting players votes to approve, they will have a deal and 10 years of labor peace: https://t.co/7JRrhjdepp— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) February 26, 2020
As previously reported this would mean 7 playoff teams, one bye team per conference, and a 17-game regular season with one less preseason game. Of note, the 17 game season would not take affect until 2021.
Of importance to the players is the increased revenue sharing - they would now receive 48%, possibly up to 48.5%, (or over 5 billion added dollars) of the NFL’s revenue. As Drew Brees may decided to play until he’s 50, the Saints could sure used the extra cap dollars.
Talk of an 18 game season would not be possible for at least 10 more years.
The proposed CBA would still have to be ratified by a full vote of the players, but it would mean 10 more years of uninterrupted football. As with all labor negotiations, I’m sure it’s not exactly what the NFLPA or owners wanted in their ideal scenarios, but that is why it is called “compromise.”
Story will be updated as further details come out.