Immediately ahead of their vote on a new collective bargaining agreement proposal, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) have elected a new president.
That comes in the form of Cleveland Browns veteran offensive lineman J.C. Tretter.
Congratulations to our new President, @JCTretter, elected by our Board of Player Representatives!— NFLPA (@NFLPA) March 10, 2020
The former Green Bay Packers mid-round pick was one of several candidates for the job. Said list included soon-to-be Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung, who pulled himself out of the running recently.
This is no small thing. Tretter has not necessarily opined on the status of the collective bargaining agreement, but he has been a great resource for the union.
Players: We are preparing to vote on a CBA that most of us will play under for the rest of our careers. Before you decide whether you’re for or against it, please get informed. Read up on it, talk to your player director/rep, send me questions, etc. Get as much info as you can. https://t.co/ivO7phEFdf— JC Tretter (@JCTretter) March 4, 2020
Things are getting interesting behind the scenes as the NFLPA prepares for an up-or-down vote. Whether this clarifies things remains to be seen.
A six-year pro, Tretter replaces Eric Winston in the role of president for a union that could very well be on the brink.
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