Player Voting on the New CBA Starts Today!

Anyone who pays any attention to the NFL knows that the league is in labor negotiations. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement ends at the end of the 2020-2021 season and the Player’s Association and the Owners are trying to settle this now to avoid a possible work stoppage next year.

A lot of players have been outspoken against this new CBA and I’m not really sure why. Here is a list of the noteworthy changes in the proposed deal:

  • 17 Game Season-This won’t happen right away. This change can take place any time between 2021-2023.
  • Each conference will have 7 playoff teams instead of 6
  • Revenue share raise from 47% to 48% (48.5% if TV revenue increses by 60% for the league)
  • League minimum salary will gradually increase from $510,000 in 2020 to $1.065M in 2030-Increases will occur annually until the year 2030
  • No suspension for failed drug tests due to weed
  • Roster Expansion-Gameday Rosters bump from 46 to 48 players; Practice Squads increase from 10 to 12 in 20-21 and then to 14 players in 2022

Obviously, there is more to this deal than what I listed above, but those are the big areas of interest for fans.

This seems like a good deal for the players, but they really seem to be hung up on that 17 game season.

I don’t know how this is going to go, but I hope a deal gets done because a work stoppage would be bad for the league and the fans.

Dan Graziano tweeted that the voting opens today at 9AM ET and will stay open for 7 days. That means that we should know in a little over a week whether or not we have to worry about a league wide holdout.

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