The NFL’s collective bargaining with the NFLPA is set to expire after the 2020 season.  Both sides are working on a new deal.

According to reports, those talks have been going well.  But that doesn’t mean a deal will get done.

In fact, executive director of the NFLPA DeMaurice Smith is telling agents to prepare their clients for a work stoppage of at least a year.

Via CBS Sports:

Smith, who serves as the executive director of the NFLPA, sent out an email to agents around the league this week telling them to make sure their clients are financially prepared for a lockout or strike of at least one year. 

“We are advising players to plan for a work stoppage of at least a year in length,” the email states. 

Let’s hope they figure this out long before there’s a work stoppage.  An entire year without the NFL might just take a few lives.

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