Expanded Playoff Vote Approved Tuesday

On Tuesday the expanded playoff vote approved news hit online. NFL players agreed to a new playoff structure earlier this month. This in the new collective bargaining agreement. A vote on the final approval was originally set to occur during the NFL’s traditional Annual League Meeting. However, the meeting was cancelled due to the coronavirus. So it is now set to take place during a conference call among league owners on Tuesday.

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, four votes will take place during the call. With the most important one being on expanded playoffs. Which is expected to pass. The vote will require an approval of any potential changes to seeding and tiebreaking as well and will require a 3/4 majority vote.

News of Expanded Playoff Vote Approved

Expanded Playoff Vote Approved 2021

The owners will also vote to approve the networks that will air the new playoff games. The NFL and its players’ union agreed to a new structure in the CBA. One that added one team per conference. Creating six total wild-card games. Also, just one first-round bye for each conference, adding two additional wild-card games to be broadcast.

This vote will also include deciding on a new deal with Amazon. Amazon runs from 2020-2022 to continue distributing Thursday Night Football. An additional vote on health and safety game data involving performance tracker and sensor information is expected to occur, as well.

A call with team presidents will precede the call with owners, and will take place Monday afternoon. There will be no votes on playing rules, which tend to take more time to discuss for, with each call set for just one hour.

April 1, 2020 by : Posted in NFL No Comments

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