NFL wants new CBA by September 1

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The successful negotiation of any complicated transaction requires mutual agreement as to the deadline for getting a deal done. When it comes to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, one side has a clear timetable in mind for getting things resolved.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL genuinely wants an agreement by September 1.

The league targets September 1 because the league doesn’t want the CBA negotiations looming over the multi-month 100th season celebration, with Sunday Splash! reports regarding every push and pull in the negotiations pushing and pulling focus away from football.

The NFL also wants to take the promise of long-term labor peace and parlay that into new TV deals, from Sunday Ticket (satellite and streaming, which expires after 2019), Monday Night Football (which expires after 2021), and the rest of the broadcast packages (which expire after 2022).

While the union has a shared interest in striking it rich(er) from a television standpoint, the players don’t care if a new deal isn’t done before September 1. Thus, if the NFL truly wants it by then, the NFL may have to give more (and/or get less) at the bargaining table.

32 responses to “NFL wants new CBA by September 1

  1. Personally it should be about the piece and mind of ya know the people who make you guys rich the fans. That’s why it should be done by the first,personally I see no reason the PA shouldn’t just sign an extension,I guess the preseason thing but from all I have read they basically don’t practice anymore they have limited time in pads and they make millions.

  2. The thought of this is hilarious. There is absolutely no way to get all of the people, perspectives and agendas involved in the process on the same page by September 1. Not gonna happen.

  3. This sounds strange if true. I wonder if Goodell wants to retire soon and that’s why he’s pushing this to get done right away, and then he can go home afterwards.

  4. NFLPA is short-sighted and poorly run. However, Goodell is the son of a professional politician and not terribly intelligent. Draw.

    Judging by what happens to many players after they leave the game, NFLPA should make a bottom line healthcare for life plus deferred payments. Unfortunately, I fear they will take shiny beads and baubles instead and leave players in the most popular and dangerous sport in America with the least amount of financial security.

  5. exinsidetrader says:
    June 6, 2019 at 6:52 pm
    NFLPA is short-sighted and poorly run. However, Goodell is the son of a professional politician and not terribly intelligent. Draw.

    Judging by what happens to many players after they leave the game, NFLPA should make a bottom line healthcare for life plus deferred payments. Unfortunately, I fear they will take shiny beads and baubles instead and leave players in the most popular and dangerous sport in America with the least amount of financial security.

    The players make out fairly good better than majority of the population in a three year period so I guess they should be saving instead of spending money on stupid stuff like maybe someone to manage their money would be a start. It’s like they don’t see what’s been happening to the retired players, you know the ones that are broken within a year , maybe take a money management coarse while they are in college for free but don’t cry me a river on financial security buck up like the rest of the hard working people in this country .

  6. If the NFL wants to make major concessions to players, maybe it does get done by 9/1. But the PA got a diminished percentage last time, and unless offered major incentives, why would they settle early? They will use all the leverage they have.

  7. This is posturing, make themselves look reasonable and civilized so they can paint the PA as hostile and irrational later on. They know this is gonna get nasty because the union leadership is intent on making it ugly.

  8. danielsong39 says:
    June 6, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    I hope the league goes on strike this season
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    I hope they go on strike forever.

  9. NFL: 18 games, no suing us on medical stuff and we control your name/image for gambling.
    NFLPA: More money & weed, less of Fraudger policing our gangsta TMZ lifestyles, fewer pee tests. And we should be allowed dancing every down, and twitter breaks during games.

  10. I got a call from a con man last night saying he was from Marriott and I’d won two free vacations if I just paid $1195 immediately. I’d have 2.5 years to use them.

    Immediate deadlines are a dead giveaway of a fraudulent situation to take advantage of the other party. If I was the NFLPA, I’d sit back and take my time on this.

    The NFL is very shrewd. Look how they added compensatory picks into the last CBA. that did not turn out well for established veterans — they get cut so teams can get an extra third round pick at lower fixed salaries.

    take your time NFLPA. Take your time.

  11. If they create some kind of streaming service that allows you to just purchase the team you follow and their games for about 10 bucks per game, that would be perfect ,otherwise the free apps & streaming services will continue to do just fine.

  12. The Union has already advised players to be prepared to be out a year and I don’t think players are going to be willing to get punked again like last time, especially with more at stake.
    I hope the players hang tough this time, and get what they are entitled to as the ones who are doing the heavy lifting and this should include holding Owners/management personnel to the same Personal Conduct Policies as the players. Enough of the double standard hypocrisy.
    I’m willing to go without football in support of the guys who do the actual work.

  13. take your time NFLPA. Take your time.

    I don’t know. The NFL has given up a ton of leverage by creating this 9/1/19 deadline. They aren’t gonna lock players out of the 100th season. I’d say the NFLPA has more negotiating power now than later.

  14. I wonder how a long strike, if it happens, would affect the XFL? Could players under contract subsidize their pay by playing in the football league? Would rookies sign XFL contracts instead of waiting for the NFLs new CBA to get worked out?

  15. No matter when the new CBA gets done, the one thing you can count on is that D. Smith and the NFLPA will get taken to the cleaners—again. Weakest union in pro sports and the rank and file members simply will not support a long strike just to get the superstars more money since the vast majority of them are only in the league for a few years (mostly at a minimum salary).

  16. amaf21 says:
    June 6, 2019 at 7:20 pm
    XFL licking its chops.

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    LOL, along with it’s 8k fans?? Lol.

  17. It amazes me how many fans still buy into the NFL PR machine. Despite so many examples of why it makes no sense. Simply, the NFLPA should be perfectly fine positioning themselves as the bad guys. They could ask for whatever they want and get locked out in order to get it all and still come out cleaner than the NFL. First order of business should be to rip out player discipline out from under the buffoon that thinks he knows how to handle it.

  18. Bob. Just Bob. says:
    June 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm
    This is posturing, make themselves look reasonable and civilized so they can paint the PA as hostile and irrational later on. They know this is gonna get nasty because the union leadership is intent on making it ugly.

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    I think there’s some truth to that fact that they don’t want negotiations to be the focus of the 100th season. And I’m of the opinion that both sides want to get what is good for their side. Sides will always posture, that’s part of the negotiation process.

    I don’t think the union is intent on making it ugly, as long as there is give-and-take. However if you mean that the league wants to do all the taking and leave all the giving to the union, then yeah, it will get ugly.

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