The NFL reportedly pitched the NFLPA a potential plan to hold 35 percent of player salaries in escrow to "help manage costs during the 2020 season" in the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects league revenue, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
The NFLPA's response?
"Basically, we told them to kick rocks," NFLPA executive Don Davis told players during a conference call, per Pelissero. The union said any escrow plan must be collectively bargained.
With the NFLPA voting to cancel the entire preseason, the looming possibility of having no fans in the stands due to the coronavirus pandemic and even the possibility of postponed or canceled games, the NFL is facing the prospect of a reduced revenue stream.