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Report: Proposed NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement Includes 17 Regular Season Games, 14 Playoff Berths

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Is this a good thing or a bad thing for football fans?

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The current collective bargaining agreement between the NFLPA and the owners expires after the 2020 season. With that deadline looming on the horizon, talks are heating up between both sides as they attempt to avoid another lockout. Last night, Adam Schefter reported that the current CBA being proposed by the owners would include the following changes to the current NFL machine:

  • The implementation of a seventeen (17) game regular season.
  • The reduction of preseason games for each team, from four (4) to three (3).
  • The addition of one more wild card berth per conference in the NFL Playoffs, with only one team (as opposed to two) in each conference receiving a bye to the divisional round.
  • An increase in the revenue share players receive, from 47% to 48% if the regular season schedule remains at sixteen games with a raise to 48.5% if the seventeen game schedule goes into effect.

In theory, if a new CBA that includes the aforementioned terms is agreed to before the 2020 NFL season begins, these changes could become reality and go into effect during the upcoming campaign. I ask you, BRB: What’s your initial reaction to the proposals regarding an additional regular season game and an additional playoff berth? Rock the vote in the poll below and discuss as you deem fit.

Poll

How does 17 regular season games and one more wild card berth per conference strike you?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    I’m in favor of both happening.
    (55 votes)
  • 17%
    I’m in favor of 17 regular season games, but there shouldn’t be any more playoff teams than the six in each conference we already have.
    (30 votes)
  • 16%
    I’m in favor of expanding the NFL Playoffs by two teams, but I’m not in favor of expanding the regular season to 17 games.
    (29 votes)
  • 35%
    I’m not in favor of either happening.
    (62 votes)
176 votes total Vote Now