Could the New CBA be DOA for the NFL in Retrospect?


Those blustery winds you hear blowing outside is not Mother Nature. They are Father Time and what he’s saying is the near 2,000 members of the NFL Players Association may not be all warm and fuzzy over the proposed CBA for 2021.

But Where Did Things Go South

If you follow any number of NFL players on Twitter, then you’ll see how many have an issue with the new CBA. As in EVERYTHING.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback and currently the highest-paid player in the NFL was short and sweet with his intention to vote no in this tweet.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II, who avoided the franchise tag in Jacksonville and signed a long term deal with Chicago in 2018, tweeted to remove the franchise tag from the 2021 CBA.

New Orleans offensive tackle Terron Armstead responded to an earlier tweet by Adam Schefter of the NFL Network. The tweet responds to an earlier Schefter tweet stating that the NFL players would receive the highest percentage of professional sports revenues for players of any league at 48% with the potential to go to 48.5%.

Are We Seeing a Trend

It seems like everybody outside the fishbowl looking in thought it was a slam dunk. It’s still to be determined if 16 teams will gain another home game.

The league would add a seventh team to each divisional playoff in 2021 and the 2008 and 2016 Buccaneers would have been the last man in under that new format. What is wrong with that?

What got lost in the mix was that the 32 owners were telling almost the players that all was good. They hung out the business sign and assumed all customers would line up.

The only problem? It seems like the players may not be buying.