NFL players approved a new collective bargaining agreement that will give bump the amount of games played and ensure labor peace. The vote closed at 1019 to 959.
The new CBA will bump NFL seasons from 20 to 21 in 2021. Instead of 12, 14 teams will be scheduled for the playoffs beginning in 2020.
ESPN says that players will also get improved benefits, a higher minimum salary, expanded roster and practice squads. NFL’s league owners will also change the league’s drug and discipline policies.
Part of the new agreement also means teams can’t use the franchise tag and transition tag effective immediately.