NFL player representatives delay vote on collective bargaining agreement proposal
The NFL Players Association is hoping to hold more discussions with owners after 32 players reps elected not to vote on a proposed deal.According to a statement issued by the players' union, the executive committee wants to have additional discussions with the owners on key aspects of their proposal and vote shortly afterward.
MIAMI — The NFL Players Association’s team-by-team representatives are to give further consideration in the coming days to a proposed new collective bargaining agreement with the league that would include a 17-game regular season, and could take an approval vote that potentially would
NFL Players Association executives and team player representatives from all 32 NFL teams will It’ll be the second gathering within a week . ESPN reports that the NFLPA invited a select group of Pending the owners ’ approval at the annual league meetings in March, the new CBA would likely
As the NFL and NFL Players’ Association continue working towards a new collective-bargaining agreement, NFL players could potentially take a first major step towards a new CBA next week.© John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith talks about what the NFLPA will ask for in a new agreement.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, meetings among voting representatives for each team are being held regarding the proposed 17-game schedule. If the players can decide on what incentives they want in exchange for the extra game, they could move forward with a vote on the owners’ proposal Thursday.
NFLPA meeting Thursday to further discuss 17-game proposal
The NFL and NFL Players Association has negotiated a proposal labor deal based on 17 games. Now, the NFLPA simply needs to accept the proposal. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the NFLPA Executive Committee and board of player representatives will meet on Thursday to further discuss the proposal. Per Maske, a vote [more]The NFL and NFL Players Association has negotiated a proposal labor deal based on 17 games. Now, the NFLPA simply needs to accept the proposal.
The proposed CBA would have to be approved by two-thirds of the 32 player reps and a majority of all NFL players . NFL players are hopeful of securing further concessions from the league and owners before taking a ratification vote proposed collective bargaining agreement that includes a 17-game
The NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement ( CBA ) is a labor agreement which reflects the results of collective bargaining negotiations between the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and National Football League (NFL) team owners .
Players are already expected to see a spike in revenue as part of any new CBA. However, they have remained opposed to expanding the season to 17 games for the long-term health risks. The NFLPA has held multiple discussions with the players in recent weeks in an effort to determine exactly what the NFLPA will ask for in a new agreement.
Owners could potentially offer to make significant alterations to the league’s drug and disciplinary policy. Players could also push towards changing the contract structure, targeting things like the franchise tag, or arguing for higher guarantees in contracts.
Both sides have remained hopeful throughout negotiations that a new CBA could be reached well before the current agreement expires in March 2021. It ultimately might come down to how many concessions the NFL is willing to give to convince players to accept 17-game seasons in the future.
Report: Vote coming soon on CBA with 17-game season
The ball remains on the tee. The question is whether the NFL Players Association will choose to kick it. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the NFLPA will soon convene a meeting of its Executive Committee and its 32-member board of player representatives at an undisclosed location to vote on the current proposal from the league for a new 10-year labor deal. A Thursday meeting failed to result in a vote, due in part to hesitation from some player representatives to accept an extra game.
The players have been discussing a new CBA proposal Clark Hunt suggested last month that the Chiefs could wait a year to give Mahomes a long-term deal, but an agreement before next season is the However, it's unlikely there will be a vote on the owners ' current proposal on the collective
If the players reject this proposal , their likely next step would be to seek the decertification route. This latest proposal was the genesis of a player rep meeting on Tuesday in which the union's leaders were instructed to get back to talking with the league.
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NFL owners, from oldest to youngest
Being the majority owner of an NFL team is a special thing. After all, only 32 people can do it at one time, and it’s not something that can be done with the coins you find in your cushions. The price of an NFL team has soared over the years, but some owners from a different era are still holding on. It’s a mix of young rich people and, well, old rich people. Here are the 32 majority owners in the NFL, ranked from the youngest to the oldest. Some teams have multiple majority owners. For those, we will go with the oldest majority owner. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Virginia Halas McCaskey (96)
McCaskey, unsurprisingly, is the oldest owner in the NFL, and at 96 she is one of the oldest owners in sports full stop. You may recognize the name Halas. Yes, she is the daughter of George Halas, the legendary coach and owner of the Chicago Bears. The chairman of the team is currently George Halas McCaskey, one of Virginia’s children. He may be in line to be the next owner. Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports
Martha Firestone Ford (93)
Detroit is the Motor City, and Martha Ford is a perfect example of that. Her maiden name is Firestone, as she is the granddaughter of the founders of Firestone tires. Her late husband is William Clay Ford Sr., of Ford Motor Company fame. When he died he left the Lions to his wife, and she’s continued on as the owner since 2014. Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports
Bill Bidwill (88)
Bill’s father, Charles, bought the Chicago Cardinals back in 1933. He died in 1947, and his widow, Virginia, moved the team to St. Louis in 1960. Then when she died, Bill and his brother, Charles Jr., became owners. Bill bought out his brother in 1972 and has owned the team outright since. He spearheaded the move to Arizona back in 1988. Bidwill is currently the longest-tenured owner in the NFL. Eric Mencher/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Sipa USA
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Mike Brown (84)
You know Paul Brown? The guy the Cleveland Browns are named after? He went on to found the Cincinnati Bengals, and Mike is his son. Mike has owned the Bengals since his father died, and he also installed himself as general manager. It’s a role he still has, for all intents and purposes, even if he has ceded some responsibilities as he’s gotten older. David Kohl/USA TODAY Sports
Janice and Cal McNair (81)
This situation is a bit fresh and chaotic. Bob McNair owned the Texans until he died in November of 2018 at the age of 81. His widow, Janice, and his son Cal are now listed as owners. They don’t even have their own Wikipedia pages. Janice’s age is not listed anywhere online, but she did apparently graduated college in 1959. As such, we are estimating that she is about 81 years old. Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Ross (79)
Ross is a Detroit native, and he went to college at the University of Michigan, a school that he has poured a ton of money into. However, it’s the Miami Dolphins where he staked his money, perhaps because the Lions weren’t for sale. Ross’ ties to the Wolverines have led to multiple rumors over the years that Jim Harbaugh will someday coach the Dolphins if and when he returns to the NFL. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Robert Kraft (78)
If you were wondering, no, Kraft didn’t get his money from Kraft Foods. He made his billions in that convoluted way a lot of people do where they have money in real estate and private equity and all that stuff. He’s a hero in New England, and not just for the success the Patriots have had over the last 20 years. When Kraft bought the team, he basically kept it from moving cities. Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports
Jerry Jones (76)
If you follow football at all, you know Jones. He’s made himself one of the prominent faces of the NFL. He’s not just the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, but he’s also served as their GM for years. They call the massive stadium he built in Dallas “Jerry World.” For decades, Jones has helped shape the NFL, for better or worse. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Arthur Blank (76)
Blank co-founded Home Depot, which helped make him quite the wealthy man. He’s owned the Atlanta Falcons since 2002, and he’s often seen on the sidelines during games. Blank combines the enthusiasm of Jerry Jones with a little less egomania over his ability to run a football team. He also owns Atlanta United of MLS, which won the league title in its second season. Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports
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The estate of Pat Bowlen (75)
Bowlen was a beloved figure in Denver. He bought the team in 1984 and served as its CEO through 2014. He presided over the runs of John Elway and Peyton Manning, not to mention three Super Bowl wins. Alas, Bowlen began to succumb to Alzheimer’s disease around 2014 and passed away in June of 2019. His death is so recent that the future of the franchise is still up in the air. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Woody and Christopher Johnson (72)
It’s fitting that the Johnson brothers are the co-owners of the New York Jets, given that they are the great-grandsons of one of the founders of Johnson & Johnson. That old money stayed around long enough for them to buy the Jets in 2000. Right now, Woody is serving as the Ambassador to the United Kingdom, leaving his younger brother, Christopher, to handle more of the football decisions. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Gayle Benson (72)
Tom “Boogie” Benson was a key figure in New Orleans sports. He helped keep the Saints in town after Hurricane Katrina and then brought it the New Orleans Pelicans, nee Hornets, as well. However, Benson died in 2018. His wife, Gayle, inherited both the Saints and the Pelicans upon his death, making her an owner in two sports. Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports
Stan Kroenke (72)
Kroenke owns a ton of land and real estate. He’s also married to Ann Walton, an heiress of the Walmart fortune. Kroenke owns the Los Angeles Rams, and he previously owned the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets. However, NFL laws wouldn’t allow him to own the Avs and Nuggets if he wanted to own the Rams. It must have been tough for him to part with those teams, which he sold to…his wife. Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports
John Mara and Steve Tisch (70)
This is the only instance of members of separate families being co-owners of an NFL franchise. Tisch is the one who is 70. His father, Bob, was the co-owner of the Giants as well, passing it on to his son. However, Tisch had had a lot of success as a film and TV producer, including producing “Forrest Gump.” Mara, who is 64, is a third-generation owner of the Giants. He’s also the uncle of Rooney and Kate Mara. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
John and Denise York (70)
John York was a cancer research pathologist, a noble profession. Then he married Denise DeBartolo, who happened to be the daughter of Eddie DeBartolo Sr., who owned the San Francisco 49ers. When Eddie died, his son, Eddie Jr., took over the team, but then Denise and her husband took over the team. While they technically still own the Niners, they have ceded total control of operations to their son, Jed. Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports
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Zygi Wilf (69)
Wilf, who was born in Germany, turned his family’s real estate business into a gigantic success, making himself a billionaire in the process. He then used that money to buy the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately for Wilf, he took over as owner right before the infamous “party boat” scandal in 2005. You can look up that on your own time if you want. It’s NSFW. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports
Shahid Khan (69)
With around $6.9 billion to his name, Khan is the richest person of Pakistani origin in the world. He owns Fulham in English soccer, is a co-founder of the wrestling organization AEW and, germane to this article, is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. You know how the Jags play in London every year? Khan is a big reason for that. He also has an impressive mustache. Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports
Dean Spanos (69)
Alex Spanos, a real estate developer, bought the then-San Diego Chargers in 1984. He owned the team until he died in 2018. Now his son Dean is the principal owner. Also, the team is now in Los Angeles. At least Alex lived to see that come to fruition. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports
Terry and Kim Pegula (68)
Terry and his wife, Kim, who is 50, own the Buffalo Bills together. This is different than Terry’s ownership of the Sabres, which is a solo endeavor. Maybe Kim isn’t a fan of hockey? The Pegulas also have a daughter Jessica, who is a professional tennis player. It’s quite the sporting family. Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports
Jeffrey Lurie (67)
Lurie does more than just look like Lorne Michaels. He’s also the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. Lurie actually has a doctorate in social policy and worked as an assistant adjunct professor for a time. Then he got into business and became a billionaire, and now he has a Super Bowl ring. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Art Rooney II (66)
Much like John Mara, Rooney II is NFL royalty. His grandfather Art Rooney Sr. founded the Steelers in 1933. He passed the team on to his son Dan, who passed it on to the younger Art Rooney. Also, like Mara, Rooney II is the uncle of Rooney and Kate Mara. Jeffrey Becker/USA TODAY Sports
Jimmy and Dee Haslam (65)
Both Jimmy and Dee, who have been married since 1976, are 65. They are also both billionaires individually, though they have worked in each other’s businesses quite a bit. The main family business is Pilot Flying J, a chain of truck stops. The Haslams had to pay $92 million after fraud charges were brought up against them by the FBI. Despite that, Jimmy and Dee still own the Cleveland Browns, who are finally turning things around. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Inc. (64)
We have to throw an asterisk on this one. The Packers are, famously, the only publicly owned major sports franchise in the United States. Stockholders, of which there are many, own small shares of the team. This is no longer possible in the NFL, but the Packers were grandfathered in. For age purposes, we are going with the age of Mark Murphy, the current president of Green Bay Packers, Inc. The former safety was elected to the position. Mike De Sisti/USA TODAY NETWORK
Amy Adams Strunk (64)
Bud Adams, founder of the Houston Oilers, was vital in creating the American Football League. He then moved his team to Tennessee and renamed it the Titans. When Bud died in 2013, initially his two daughters and the widow of his late son each got a third of the team. Susie Adams Smith was the de facto controlling owner, but turmoil led to Amy Adams Strunk taking over. Smith sold her shares in 2017, and Strunk is safely ensconced as owner for now. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Mark and Carol Davis (64)
We’re going with Mark Davis’ age, because Carol’s age is not readily available, and also Mark is the face of the Raiders these days. He is the son of the legendary Al Davis. Davis was one of the faces of the old NFL. He owned the team and served as both the general manager and head coach at different times. For better or worse, he had charisma and panache. His son doesn’t quite seem cut from the same mold, and his wife, Carol, is rarely if ever seen. But at least they managed to move the team to Las Vegas. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Jody Allen (64)
Allen may not be the owner of the Seahawks for long, and she’s only sort of the owner at present. Seattle’s football franchise was owned by Paul Allen, Jody’s brother, until his death in 2018. Jody is the executor of Paul’s estate, which means she has taken control of the Seahawks as well as the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. For now Allen is at the helm, but the team could end up elsewhere depending on how the finances shake out and on her interest in potentially owning an NFL franchise. Jaime Valdez/USA TODAY Sports
David Tepper (61)
Jerry Richardson, who owned the Carolina Panthers, was the only owner in the NFL to have played in the league. He was also a problematic figure, which helped expedite the process of him selling the team. Tepper, a hedge fund manager, stepped right in to bid $2.2 billion on the team, a record price. He can afford it. Tepper is worth a reported $11.6 billion. Once he gave his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, $67 million. The dude likes to splash his cash. Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports
Jim Irsay (60)
Jim’s father, Robert, infamously bought the Baltimore Colts and moved them to Indianapolis under the cover of night. Bob Irsay made his son, Jim, the general manager in 1984, and then Jim took over day-to-day operations after his father had a stroke in 1995. After the elder Irsay died, Jim and his stepmother fought for control of the team. Jim won the battle and became the then-youngest owner in the NFL at the age of 37. Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports
Steve Bisciotti (59)
Art Modell, who famously moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore, renaming them the Ravens, turned himself into a bit of a villain in the process. There are likely no hard feelings in Cleveland for Bisciotti, who bought the team from Modell in 2004. Well, first he got 49 percent of the team in 2000, and then in 2004 he got the rest of the ownership stakes from Modell. Bisciotti made his money co-founding Aerotek. Mitch Stringer/USA TODAY Sports
Glazer family (55)
Want to know how much NFL team prices have soared? When Malcolm Glazer bought the Buccaneers in 1995, he paid a then-record $192 million. Now you have to pay multiple billions of dollars to get a franchise. Glazer died in 2014, though, leaving the Bucs, and his controlling interest in Manchester United, to his children. Joel Glazer is the one member of the family who is a co-chairman of both Man U and the Buccaneers, so he seems like he’s got the most sway. Also, he’s the only one with his birthday listed in Wikipedia. Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports
Dan Snyder (54)
The NFL, as you can tell from reading this article, skews older in terms of its owners. As such, the fact that Snyder is “only” 54 makes him something of a spring chicken. Of course when he bought the team in 1999, he was extremely young for an NFL owner. His tenure as the owner of Washington has been quite controversial for many reasons, including the fact that despite years of backlash, he refuses to entertain changing the team’s nickname. Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports
Clark Hunt (54)
Lamar Hunt, who was from an oil family, founded the Kansas City Chiefs and then the Dallas Texans. He was a founding member of the AFL and reportedly came up with the name “Super Bowl.” He also was vital to the founding of the MLS and owned three different MLS franchises in his life. When Lamar died in 2006, his son Clark took over as the primary owner. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Report: New NFL CBA expected to include playoff expansion .
A new NFL collective bargaining agreement could reportedly be approved in the coming weeks. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the new CBA is expected to include a provision for playoff expansion. Owners are also continuing to push for regular-season expansion to a 17-game schedule while shortening the preseason from four games to three according to the report. It’s not clear where the NFLPA stands in negotiations on the proposed expanded regular season.If agreed upon, the 17-game regular season wouldn’t apply until 2021, according to the report.