NFLPA members voted to ratify new CBA through 2030 season
Yesterday, the NFL Players’ Association voted to ratify the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that was approved by NFL owners back in February. The NFL players voted 1,019 to 959 in favor of the new CBA which will run from now until 2030.
Some important changes featured in the new CBA include an expanded playoff field consisting of 14 teams rather than 12 and an additional 17th regular season game for all franchises. The salary cap will also increase to $198.2 million per team this upcoming season. Team rosters will go up as well to 55 members from 53 originally.
NFL owners approved the new CBA back on February 20th. However, the NFLPA executive committee voted not to recommend the CBA to the NFLPA members. Five days later, the NFLPA board of representatives voted 17-14 to send the CBA to its full membership for a vote to ratify, where it was approved yesterday at 11:59 PM EST.
The new league year is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 4 PM EST.