I know that the NFL is a business and not a union, but they act very much like a union. They are probably more close to a centralized confederation of franchises. Here's the issue, the Players decertified their union, but very much still act like one, to gain leverage on an anti-trust lawsuit against a business requiring a CBA. My point is that the players still act like a union. What if the NFL returned operations to the 32 independant franchises? They would then be independant/competitive businesses and not subject to the same anti-trust litigation. And then the teams could sign contracts independant of NFL rules. They could then dictate terms on the next CBA when that time comes further giving leverage to the owners. I really don't know that much about the nuances of this lawsuit, but this "what if" has caused much curiosity. Tell me what you guys think. Or if this is even possible.