The NFL has been dominating headlines this week despite no games being played. Most of those headlines have centered around the new collective bargaining agreement.
Owners are reportedly hoping to have an agreement in place by the start of the new league year on March 18. Earlier Thursday afternoon, the owners voted on the deal, passing it onto the players.
According to multiple reports, the players are likely to receive a larger share of the pie, increasing their revenue take from 47 to 48-percent. That share could increase to as much as 48.5-percent if the players vote to add a 17th game to the schedule.
While there are several intriguing new developments in the CBA, it doesn’t appear that most players are on board with the new deal. Perhaps the most important voice weighed in on Thursday night.
Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt made it clear he is NOT a fan of the potential CBA.
“Hard no on that proposed CBA,” Watt said on Twitter.
Hard no on that proposed CBA.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 21, 2020
Watt is not part of the union leadership for the Houston Texans. However, he’s one of the biggest and most valued voices in the game.
He’s not alone in opposing the potential CBA. Former players have been calling out the new deal all day, especially the fact that the owners pushed it through so quickly.