The NFLPA has distributed official ballots to NFL players to cast their votes on the new proposed collective bargaining agreement.
Our statement on the CBA voting process: pic.twitter.com/YdYnBQxqWy
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) March 5, 2020
Players have one week to cast their ballot, with the voting period officially closing on Thursday, March 12th at 11:59 PM.
While players will be able to cast a vote throughout 7-day window (which means, in theory, all votes could be done before window closes), I’m told the NFLPA currently plans to wait full allotted time before formalizing the results. So ratification unlikely until later next week.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 5, 2020
Players’ votes will be kept confidential. An independent auditor will receive the ballots to ensure the integrity of the decision.
Many prominent players have voiced their displeasure with the proposed CBA, including Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey who voiced his displeasure with an expletive-filled rant on Twitter last Wednesday.
Whereas Richard Sherman was one of the loudest voices against the proposed CBA last week, Aaron Rodgers was one of the biggest objectors last night, per sources. Rodgers wanted even more dramatic changes to the off-season program that included more free time for the players.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 26, 2020
Aaron Rodgers, J.J. Watt and Richard Sherman have also expressed their opposition to the proposal.