The NFL and NFLPA have been working hard at the negotiating table on a new collective bargaining agreement.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the upcoming CBA that is now being worked on will add an additional team to the current playoff format, moving the total from six to seven teams. Previously, the top two seeds in each conference would receive a first-round bye.
Nothing is official yet, but when everything is set in stone, the playoff system is going to be completely different than what it is like now.
That wouldn't have been almost as exciting had the NFL's expanded playoff format already been in place. However, the six playoffs teams in each conference has been around since 1990.
Seven teams making the postseason in each conference, with only the No. 1 seed getting a bye week.
The NFL ownership group approved of a new proposed CBA this afternoon, and now that very same proposal will be sent to the NFL's 32 player reps in the NFL Player's Association.
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The Packers have made the postseason during nine of the last 11 seasons.
The proposed addition to the regular season would increase revenue for the league and owners but players argue it would likely increase wear and tear of on their bodies.
The changes would take effect for the 2020 season, according to ESPN, if the CBA is ratified before the start of the season.
As part of that change, one of four preseason games would be eliminated.
What's more, a passed vote by the players would cause National Football League teams to attack this offseason with only one franchise/transition tag at their disposal, not two.