On the off chance that and when a transformational aggregate haggling understanding is settled – and there is presently mounting hopefulness it should be possible at some point in the following week – it is required to change the NFL’s season finisher structure as it is right now comprised for next season, alliance sources told.
Under the ebb and flow CBA recommendation that NFL proprietors are pushing for, the season finisher field would be extended to seven groups from every gathering, while the ordinary season would be expanded to 17 games for each group and the preseason abbreviated to three games for each group, sources said.
As a component of the proposed season finisher position, just one group from every meeting would get a first-round bye instead of the two that at present do, class sources said. That would mean a reconsidered postseason plan that remembers six games for special case end of the week, with three on Saturday and three on Sunday.
The progressions to the NFL’s season finisher configuration would produce results for the 2020 season, expecting the new CBA is endorsed already. Had the proposed position been set up this past season, the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers would have been the following groups remembered for the extended season finisher field.
“That’s been agreed to for a long time,” one source familiar with the CBA talks said about the NFL’s new playoff structure. “There wasn’t a lot of disagreement to that issue.”
Moreover, the players on the groups that procure a first-round bye will get postseason pay for that end of the week. That was not the situation under the current CBA, which has consistently irritated a few players.
Presently the sides are attempting to work through the last issues, including getting the players to approve a 17-game ordinary season. That still can’t seem to be consented to, and it would not produce results until 2021 at the soonest.
As a component of the arrangement now on the table, players would go from a 47% income share under the present arrangement to 48% offer at 16 games, and afterward to a 48.5% offer in the event that they go to 17 games, moving $5 billion of income to the players’ side.
“The new CBA’s not done, there’s no term sheet yet, there still are issues being negotiated, but I’d be very surprised if there’s not a new CBA for the new league year,” the source said.