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Details of the Collective Bargaining Agreement which is now in the NFLPA’s hands

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The ball is in the NFLPA’s court. What will happen next?

NFL: Super Bowl LIII-NFLPA Press Conference John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

News broke Thursday afternoon when the NFL owners approved the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), sending it to the NFLPA for their approval. Some of the topics being discussed have been well known. Things like the expanded playoff format and the eventual 17-game schedule.

But there is more to this new CBA is far more than just an extra game and giving one more team a chance to make the playoffs.

The list is long, and the details of the new CBA can be seen below, thanks to Darren Heitner, in the proposal fact sheet:

According to the fact sheet, the following is on the table for the players to vote upon, and the player reps, Ramon Foster is still the Pittsburgh Steelers’ representative, today, Friday.

Fact Sheet information:

  • 10% increase in pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Increased pay for offseason activities

There are three documents provided which you can see above, and the details are far more than games played and money earned. You get a glimpse into the negotiations between players, things like 401k matching and health benefits, and the owners who are trying to make this deal fair, but fair for both sides.

The player reps for each team will talk Friday, and if they approve the new CBA it would then go to the players for a vote. If it gets cleared from the players the NFL and NFLPA would have labor peace for at least another several years, avoiding another lockout.