Rarely if ever does an NFL agent give us any good news. Today, NFL agent Tom Condon did.
In an interview with Rich Eisen of NFL Network, Condon said that he thinks the players will approve the proposed labor deal.
“I guess if I was a betting man I would think that they’ll approve,” Condon said.
It’s significant because Condon isn’t some slappy who represents a backup guard, a kickoff specialist, and an aging defensive lineman. Condon, through CAA, represents some of the biggest names in the league, and Condon has a way of always finding himself in the thick of things.
As to the timing, Condon thinks approval will occur today or Thursday morning.
Regarding Tuesday’s brouhaha regarding allegations that the plaintiffs in the Brady antitrust lawsuit are looking for special consideration, Condon said that the question of the franchise tag arose only with respect to the position that players should be subject to it only once in their careers. He denied that either Brees or Manning tried to get special treatment.
Multiple reports suggest otherwise, but it’s currently a dead issue. If Condon is right about the approval of the labor deal.