The NFL’s fee structure is expected to be a boon for teams and players, as the league and players alike work toward a new collective bargaining agreement that includes the new television deals.
The new TV deals are expected to cost $24 billion and will increase TV revenue by $4 billion annually, according to the latest numbers released by the NFLPA.
For the first time in decades, teams will not have to pay players a per-game or per-team fee.
Instead, teams are expected have to make up for that shortfall by having to pay the league $1.4 billion for every game in which they play, according the NFL and the league Players Association.
The fee increases will also help offset a $2.5 billion shortfall in the league’s salary cap, which will result in $8.7 billion in savings for the league, the NFL, the players and the NFL Network, the league said in a statement.