February 6, 2020
The NFL Players Association will hold a meeting of player representatives and its executive committee Thursday in Los Angeles. One source said it’s unlikely there will be a vote Thursday on the owners’ current proposal on the collective bargaining agreement, as the opposition among players to an expanded, 17-game regular season is currently too strong.
It’s unlikely there will be a vote Thursday on the owners’ current proposal on the collective bargaining agreement, as the opposition among players.
The league has given the players a “rough deadline” of the start of the 2020 league year (March 18) to work out a new deal.
The new CBA, as proposed by the owners, would be a 10-year deal and would raise the players’ share of league revenue from 47% to 48.5%, with the possibility to go higher if and when the owners expand the regular season to 17 games. The earliest the league would begin a 17-game schedule would be 2021. The proposed deal would give the owners a three-year window from 2021-23 to execute their option to expand the season.