We’ve been talking about the NFL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement a lot the last few days as it has a significant impact on what’s to come. The latest proposal includes a 17-game season, as well as the possibility of a new playoff format. There are a handful of reasons why the players chose not to agree to the new CBA late last week. One of the main reasons being the likelihood of playing for less in the 17th game.
I’m far from a “CBA expert,” but reading through some of the comments on Twitter after a player says he’s against the deal shows how dense the majority are when talking about unions or these sort of deals. Comments like, “I wish I could work 17 weeks out of a year for 30 million,” or “Yeah, millionaires complain about not getting paid enough by the billionaires.. so sad,” are the type of responses you’ll see. Completely missing the point of all this whole bargaining agreement.
The franchise tag deadline was just delayed by two days which provides San Francisco more time
On Saturday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the NFL and NFLPA agreed to push both the start and end of the franchise tag window by two days—which means that the new window will open on February 27 and close on. March 12. The previous dates were two days earlier. Absent of a new CBA agreement, each team can use a franchise and transition tag. This isn’t groundbreaking news, but it gives the 49ers 48 more hours than they previously had to negotiate extensions with a guy like Arik Arrmstead who many expect to be franchise tagged. They could be valuable for the Niners if they can work out a deal, since you can lose the ability to use two tags this offseason.