We could turn back the clock forty years, and the names of the NFL owners heavily involved in important league negotiations wouldn’t really change: Mara, Hunt, and Rooney.
On Wednesday, Steelers president Art Rooney II will join the mediated negotiations with the NFLPA, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Rooney will join Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and Giants owner John Mara in the talks as generational stewards of the game.
Things don’t look particularly optimistic at the moment, but that was often the case when a previous generation of Rooneys, Hunts, and Maras were in the room with a deadline approaching. They always found a way.
Negotiations begin again Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. ET.