Originally posted by smithgdwg:
So if there is no Free Agency, what happens to the players that will be free agents?
Alex Smith, Peyton Manning, etc.
They won't play just like the rest of the players because there is no CBA, i.e. no agreement between the union that represents ALL the players in the NFL and management, (aka the Owners).
When a new CBA is signed, (collective bargaining agreement), Free Agency almost certainly will exist again, it just may not be exactly like it is today. I.e. things like the various tags and how long till you are a free agent may be different.