We are at the point in negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA that the proposed, and owner approved, Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been passed to the players for vote.
All that is needed for the CBA to go into effect is a majority vote.
With such an emphasis being on talking points like a 17-game schedule, an expanded playoff format among other topics, players are slowly making their vote public on social media and other avenues.
Like this from Miami Dolphins’ quarterback, and Harvard graduate, Ryan Fitzpatrick:
Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is a yes on the proposed CBA pic.twitter.com/kmmZWPaCoN— trey wingo (@wingoz) March 6, 2020
The Pittsburgh Steelers players are no different, and several, not all, players have taken to social media to make their thoughts and feelings known about the proposal. Everyone heard Maurkice Pouncey’s profanity-laced tirade over the topic, but other players have come out and said they are voting for, or against, the proposed agreement.
Check out the players who have made their thoughts public below...
(Editor’s Note: This article could be updated as more players could come out and speak publicly about their vote.)
Yes I am aware and that’s why I will always vote no!! Please send this to the players that voted yes! https://t.co/QxhXoBXHU4— Maurkice Pouncey (@MaurkicePouncey) March 5, 2020
I respect both sides but at end of the day I need my chicken I can’t afford to be chilling I got things in motion when that time come again somebody gone respect me too #NoCap— Steve Nelson (@Nelson_Island) March 5, 2020
At the end of the day:— Zach Banner (@ZBNFL) March 6, 2020
-Owners get a great deal once again
-But this time 80+ percent of the league is benefiting from it
The multimillionaires are gonna have to sit on the bench on this one. But if they complain, then tell then they shouldn’t have been sitting down for 9+ years
Guys like @MaurkicePouncey who disagree with it are also correct in their own ways. They want the players to have better upsides because we actuallt earn the money.— Zach Banner (@ZBNFL) March 6, 2020
I promise to educate myself to be able to negotiate one day the dreams you have about the future of the league!
I encourage all NFL players to be informed before making a brash decision today. This doesn’t just effect YOU.— Vince Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) March 5, 2020
Cray thing about this CBA talk is it ain’t even for me. Man I’m on my way out, y’all young boys better get involved or be ready to hold a L. Whatever you choose but be informed.— Vince Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) March 3, 2020
Flshbk to 2011 CBA negotiations, I was w/a fearless group of men. Our EC stood strong during negotiations. I encourage any active player, if u want to be part of the resolution. Stop yelling from the back. SHOW UP to REP mtgs to have your voice heard. #NFLPA #ONETEAM #SOLIDARITY pic.twitter.com/b2fmT9rItu— Charlie Batch (@CharlieBatch16) March 5, 2020
The players have some time to get their votes in, and every player has the right to vote, but it isn’t mandatory. As long as the voting is majority for the CBA, the deal will become solidified and will likely go into effect immediately.
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