NFL players have voted to approve the new CBA that was worked out between NFL owners and the NFLPA. This was seen as a significant hurdle for teams heading into free agency. Teams looking to re-sign their own guys have also seen slow progress as both sides waited to see what deal they were working under.
That all changes today with the new CBA being approved. The next questions are what will the NFL do as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic that is shutting Sports and entire countries down. There have been rumors that the NFL was waiting until the CBA vote to delay the start of the new league year, and the draft will be postponed.
Sources to ESPN: NFL players voted to approve the proposed CBA, giving the NFL 10 more years of labor peace, players an increased share of revenue, former players added benefits, and the league 17-game regular seasons along with an expanded playoff field.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2020
I'm told the final player vote on the NFL's new CBA was 1019-959. That's VERY close.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 15, 2020
Here’s some good news. Agreement extends through 2030 season. pic.twitter.com/2jrkTKvTAf— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) March 15, 2020
Here is the full, 456-page CBA that the NFLPA distributed to players this morning for a vote on ratification: https://t.co/5w0r5iWdXl— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 5, 2020
A thread of some things I found interesting - and thought you would too - in the proposed NFL CBA, being voted on by players. Keep coming back because I'll keep adding as I go through notes and the actual CBA....— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) March 6, 2020
1. In this thread, I'll be reviewing Appendix V of the proposed CBA, which revamps the compensatory pick system.— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 5, 2020
Some reminders:— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) March 15, 2020
-New CBA means expanded playoffs in 2020, but 17-game regular season won't begin until 2021 at the soonest.
-Increased minimum salaries, benefits improvements, drug/discipline policy changes go into effect this year.