NFL owners vote to accept terms of new CBA
Over the past couple of days, details of the new proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement created by the NFL have surfaced. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the owners have voted to accept the terms of the new CBA.
NFL owners voted today to accept the negotiated terms on a proposed new CBA. Up to the players now.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) February 20, 2020
Due to the owners being in favor of the new CBA, it is now up to the players to get the deal done. In the event that the players also vote to accept the new CBA, the NFL would have a CBA in place ahead of the 2020 season.
While there’s a chance the players vote in favor of it, it remains to be seen if they are interested in a 17-game season. The premise of a 17-game season has been at the center of the new CBA for months.
Up to this point, the NFLPA hasn’t shown any signs of wanting to play an expanded regular season. However, the NFL has been doing everything they can to sweeten the deal in an attempt to convince the NFLPA to get on board with the idea of a 17-game season.
The NFL’s current CBA is set to expire at the conclusion of the 2020 season. Provided that, the NFL would like to have a new CBA ready to go prior to Week 1 of the 2020 season.
If the players do vote against the new CBA, the NFL would have to go back to the drawing board. Also, it shouldn’t have been a surprise that the owners were in favor of the new CBA since it nets them extra money. Following a positive voting sequence from the owners, the ball is now in the player’s court.