According to multiple reports, the NFL and NFLPA have come to an agreement on protocols to begin the 2020 season.
Official from the @NFLPA: By a vote of 29-3, the board of reps vote yes. Let’s go. pic.twitter.com/tQyeftLvvt— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 24, 2020
Here are some of the details.
Details on two types of opt-outs, which are irrevocable and due 7 days from NFL-NFLPA deal being finalized:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 24, 2020
- High risk: $350,000 stipend with no offset, accrued/credited season
- Voluntary: $150,000 salary advance, no accrued/credited season
Either way, contract tolls.
More details and particulars of the NFL and NFLPA deal to start training camp on time... pic.twitter.com/kYFm8aGoiK— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 24, 2020
More details from what is on the table and being discussed: 2020 will be no play, no pay. All salaries and incentives will go away if games are stopped.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 24, 2020
On roster sizes: Teams can reduce rosters to 80 right now. By August 16, everyone must be at 80. Regardless, there needs to be 2 groups with only 80 players at facilities at time. Two groups are rookies and 2nd year players and then vets. https://t.co/OMgyuMmONz— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 24, 2020
Part of today’s deal between the NFL and the NFLPA is there will be no impact to the 2020 salary cap – it remains at $198 million.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2020
The cap cannot go lower than $175 million next year, but can go higher if revenues come in better than expected.
The loss of any potential revenue will be spread out over the next four years, through 2024.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2020
Players will have seven days from the time the agreement officially is signed, probably by Monday, to make a decision about whether to opt out for this season.