NFL Moves Back Tag Deadline After CBA Voting Deadline Extension
League management and the NFL Players Association have agreed to extend the franchise/transition tag to Monday at 11:59 A.M. ET. The original deadline was scheduled for Thursday at 4 P.M. ET.
Even with the extension, the period of time called “legal tampering” will still be allowed to start on-time Monday. The start of the league year is still on March 18th.
The extension comes as a result of another extension: the deadline for players to vote on the collective bargaining agreement proposal. Originally set for Thursday at 11:59 P.M. ET, the deadline is now Saturday at 11:59 P.M. ET.
If the CBA is not passed, teams will have both the franchise and transition tags to use on a player. However, if it does pass, then they will only be able to use the franchise tag or the transition tag.
The CBA would also extend the regular season from 16 games to 17 games, and the players’ portion of the league’s revenue split would increase from 47% to 48.5%.
It has been a hot topic in the world of the NFL, with several outspoken opponents of the deal, such as Russel Wilson, star quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.