Earlier today, the NFL passed a new CBA, which includes the expansion to a 17-game regular season in 2021. Michael Thomas is not happy about the change.
Thomas definitely isn’t alone in his feelings. An extra regular season game was a major point of contention for a lot of NFL players, even though the CBA was eventually ratified.
One more game week allows for more wear and tear plus an additional opportunity to get injured on Sunday. There is a way to avoid that possibility though, if players decide to sit out games.
That’s an option that Thomas clearly supports, based on his Twitter. He wants the NFL to take a page out of the NBA’s playbooks.
“It’s time to start load management,” he wrote.
🤬 it time to start load management 🙂
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) March 15, 2020
Don’t be surprised if we don’t see what Thomas is talking about become reality in 2021. Teams will have to figure out how to juggle their roster if some players will miss games as healthy scratches.
If load management is adopted, a new NFL will be upon us.