A new era has begun in the NFLPA as a new president has been elected to represent the entire pool of professional football players currently playing in the NFL. While there were two other players in the running to become president, it was former Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston who was elected president.
Former Steelers safety and current New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson were the other two candidates to become the next NFLPA president. Both players tweeted out their congratulations to Winston when the results of the election were announced.
Congrats to new NFLPA President Eric Winston
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) March 19, 2014
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) March 19, 2014
Winston is a free agent at the moment, but finding a job shouldn’t have a major barring on his status as president of the NFLPA. We’ve seen players pull double duty before and Winston wouldn’t be too strung out to manage both.