For a couple of years now, the NFLPA has publicly recommending NFL players save up for a strike following the end of the current collective bargaining agreement.

The current 10-year deal between the NFL and NFLPA will come to a conclusion following the 2020 season. There are some huge issues to hash out, including an end to the ban on cannabis, more guaranteed money in contracts between players and teams, and much more.

However, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports noted Monday that the expected wave of legalized gambling in the United States could be the biggest key to getting a deal hashed out within the next year.

He wrote that the league views legalized gambling as “a multi-billion dollar game-changer that could spike the cap and salaries in the new CBA.”

We already know that at least some NFL owners are all aboard the legalized gambling train.