NFL Moving To 17-Game Regular Season Season After New CBA Was Approved

After ten long months of negotiations, the NFL has a new collective bargaining agreement that has been agreed upon by the Players Association in place for the next 11 years.

Major components of the deal include an increased share of revenue for the players, increased rosters and practice squads, added benefits for retired players and no more testing for marijuana in return for a 17-game regular season along with an expanded playoff field.

The new CBA was sent out to players on March 5 and needed a simple majority vote from the pool of players to pass, and it was close.

NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith tweeted out an open letter following the agreement being reached Sunday.

More information on the agreement can be found on the NFL’s website.