Teams on the very edge of the playoffs could get a major boost in the up and coming NFL season.
As per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the league’s new aggregate bargaining agreement proposal would include an extra playoff spot in the two conferences and eliminate a first-round bye for the second seed, eventually making a six-game record for Wild Card weekend.
There’s developing certainty that the players and proprietors can reach an accord, and that could come as early as one week from now, as per Schefter.
That good faith comes not exactly a month after NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith implied that a two-year strike might be important for the players to get all that they’re looking for in the new deal.
On the off chance that the proposal gets passed through, the league would implement the playoff chances for the 2020-2021 season.
Players that are on the top-seeded team in every conference would likewise get pay during the first-round bye, which isn’t the situation under the present agreement.
There are still issues to determine before the two sides reach an agreement, as indicated by ESPN. Chief among those issues is the back-and-forth about permitting the chance of a 17-game regular season, which the league would not stage in until at least 2021.