TOJ Lockout Education

I wish I had a better understanding of all the ins and outs of the issues at stake in the current labor negotiations. Fortunately, my good friend at Pro Football NYC John Fennelly put together this fact sheet, which breaks down everything in a concise manner —

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All of the following is from Fennelly —

Current CBA

$9,000,000,000 billion in annual revenue

Owners get $1,000,000,000 billion ($31,250,000 million per team) off the top

Players Currently Get = $4,800,000,000 billion ($1,900,000 million per player – 2,500 active players)

Current Remaining Revenue = $2,200,000,000 billion (this likely goes to the league for operating expenses and salaries)

NFL & Owners Want

18 game season

Rookie Wage Scale

NFL & Owners Propose Additional Cut for Operating Costs = $1,000,000,000 billion ($31, 250,000 million per team)

NFL & Owners Proposes Player Reduction to = $4,200,000,000 billion or $1,680,000 million per player (total of 2,500 active players)

NFL & Owners Propose Increase to $2,800,000,000 billion


No 18 Game Season

Increased chance of injuries (Current average number of players on Injured Reserved each season is 20%)

Reduction of Average Career from 3.3 years to 2.8 years

Average player will not achieve Free Agency (Player is eligible for Free Agency after 3 years)

Decrease in Health Care – Players eligible for post career health care after 3 years in the league

Potential Lost Revenue to NFL and Teams if there is a Work Stoppage

Revenue lost as of March 4th = $120,000,000 million

Revenue lost as of August = $350,000,000 million

Revenue lost as of September = $1,000,000,000 billion

Revenue per lost game for the season = $400,000,000 million

Total Potential Revenues Lost


$6.8 Billion Dollars


$4.2 Billion Dollars

Author: Joe Caporoso

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