In spite of having ongoing talks over the past few months, the NFL and NFLPA don’t seem to be close to a deal on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Because of that fact, Richard Sherman is warning players in the league to save their money ahead of a possible work stoppage.
There were reports that the NFL and NFLPA were working towards a new CBA that also included a 17-game schedule, however, there have been many that have refuted those reports altogether.
The last time there was a lockout in the league came during the last discussions of a CBA back in 201l when owners locked out players for four months, but both sides would eventually iron out a 10-year deal.
Sherman has remained adamant that a lockout is going to happen as he stated back in 2018 as well.
“It’s going to happen, so it’s not like guys are guessing,” Sherman said.
The current CBA between players and NFL owners doesn’t expire until after the 2020 season, but there have been rumblings that players might dig in their heels in order to get certain economic changes, including more guaranteed money in contracts.