Only one day after the San Francisco 49ers elected Richard Sherman as their player representative, the veteran cornerback expressed his belief that a lockout is coming when the NFL collective bargaining agreement expires.
From earlier: #49ers player rep Richard Sherman says there will be an #NFL lockout before current CBA would be extended.pic.twitter.com/KAcVAdIBlF
— John Dickinson (@JDJohnDickinson) September 6, 2018
“Because there was a lockout before,” Sherman answered. “We don’t plan on changing anything about the deal that we currently have right now, so I don’t think it’s going to be negotiated before the end of the CBA. So it’s going to cause a lockout, and we’ll go from there.”
The current CBA between players and NFL owners doesn’t expire until after the 2020 season, and the posturing clearly has begun.
Let’s hope it can be resovled amicably, or else the fans are the one who really lose