New Orleans Saints: 3 impacts of the new CBA on the team
The next big move by the CBA outside of monetary things is the fact that they are extending the season to 18 weeks with 17 games and a bye. Currently, the NFL sits at a 17 week season with one bye making 16 regular-season games.
However, because the schedules for next season have already been set, this specific part of the agreement won’t go into effect in the NFL until the 2021 season. Obviously, this comes with pros and cons for each team.
This could help the New Orleans Saints Saints by giving them another game in the instance that they need another win to get into the playoffs. It could also help the Saints because they have the backups to withstand more games.
The biggest con is obviously it will take a bigger impact on the players. One more game is one more chance that they could go down with a season or career-ending injury. Overall, I think it will be a huge benefit for all.