The NFLPA has announced that its “sage tax” is being replaced with a “sugar tax” in 2018, the first year of a new tax plan.
The move was first reported by ESPN.com.
The NFL Players Association is not endorsing the change, and has yet to say why it’s happening.
“We will take it from here.
It’s just a good step forward for our players,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said.
The new tax comes as a result of a decision by Delaware lawmakers to cut the state’s sales tax to 5 percent from 7.5 percent.
The plan also requires the state to establish a “salary cap” of $25 million per year.
The proposed tax is expected to be passed by the state legislature on Tuesday.
The tax on sports franchises was set to begin taking effect July 1, but the NFLPA said it will delay it for three months.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens are among the teams to have recently announced relocation plans.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.