Front Office Commentary

How NFL OTAs Were Created, Why They Were Needed

Organized Team Activities, better known as OTAs, is the NFL’s offseason program that grew out of negotiations between NFL Management Council members and representatives of the NFL Players Association, headed by Gene Upshaw at the time. In the early 1990s, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Upshaw led delegations of negotiators developing a new collective bargaining agreement. […]

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