NFL insider gives revealing reason on new CBA vote will pass
The final votes for the new Collective Bargaining Agreement for the NFL will be coming in on Saturday night. As the deadline to vote nears, Mike Klis of 9News claims that the new CBA vote will pass.
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 14, 2020
Nearly two weeks ago, the NFLPA player representatives voted in favor of the new CBA plan. Also, before that, the owners in the NFL chose to vote in favor of the proposed plan.
As a result, the final vote for the new CBA has advanced to all of the players in the NFL. Since the vote has reached the players, there has been a constant divide among the players on whether or not to vote yes on the new CBA.
For the most part, a majority of veterans have expressed that there are too many risks on the new CBA and will be voting no. Among the players against the proposed plan, Aaron Rodgers, Richard Sherman, and J.J. Watt have been vocal about their stance on the new CBA.
The main talking points for the new CBA include a 17-game season and an extra team added to the playoffs in both conferences. In addition, the NFL highlighted that there will no longer be suspensions for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
Pertaining to the 17-game season, the NFL has agreed to pay a flat-rate to every player for the extra game in the regular season. Therefore, the younger players in the league believe it is best to vote yes on the new CBA. Of course, with younger players making up the majority of the league, the vote should pass.