In 1956, NFL players demanded one simple thing: a voice. They demanded a seat at the table to negotiate fair wages, safe working conditions, a pension and basic employee benefits. Six decades later, NFL players are more than just employees, they are partners in the most popular and highest revenue generating sport in America.
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting our organization, our mission and ultimately, our players. You are part of our history and it is important that we all take the time to recognize how we all reap the benefits today of the people who sacrificed so much yesterday.
Throughout this year, we invite you to join our players and staff in commemorating the advancements we have led in this great game and in the business of football. While we encourage you to read our full history and view our history video, we wanted to personally include some of our organization’s history below.