We know the players aren't happy since many of them are restricted free agents and unable to land a big payday. Now, we're starting to hear the player agents aren't happy either.
"This is the worst offseason that I have been associated with since I have been an agent, and this is my 23rd season," agent Drew Rosenhaus told Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal via Pro Football Talk. "This has been a terrible offseason for NFL players for the most part. Collusion or not, the NFL has decided not to be aggressive in signing guys."
At some point, you're going to hear the NFLPA talk about collusion.They could say the owners have acted collectively to bring down spending, which would be illegal.
Rosenhaus also goes on to suggest that unhappy players would mean a dip in performance. On the surface, that's a logical statement but at the same time these players will eventually be paid. And if they want to maximize the amount of money available, they'll want to be playing at a high level.
This is just another wrinkle in what will be an incredibly difficult negotiation period between the NFL owners and players.