NFL players have taken over the cell phone business.
The league announced Monday that they will be able to offer unlimited cell phone plans for up to $100 a month.
The deal will come with a $50 fee for the first month.
The NFL said it is also going to offer a free mobile phone plan for people with an existing Verizon plan.
Cell phone carriers are already allowed to charge customers $0.50 for each call or text.
“We’re going to make sure that every player is getting a quality mobile phone, whether they’re a veteran or a rookie,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during the conference call with analysts.
“It’s going to be a really great benefit to them.
We’re really going to do everything we can to make that happen.”
The league announced its first new deal with the company on Monday.
The NFL is offering a one-time $50 wireless phone promotion to players.
The offer will start Jan. 1 and run through Dec. 31, and is available to players on a first-come, first-served basis.
It will be valid for one year and includes up to two years of unlimited service for $99 per month.
The deal will not affect existing wireless customers.
The new plan will be offered in areas where Verizon has not yet launched its own service, such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
The league has had its hands full lately, with the team and its players on the losing end of a concussion controversy that rocked the NFL last year.
It’s the latest move in an ongoing battle over the use of technology by players and their families.
Last month, former Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s daughter, Savannah, was arrested after allegedly sending a Snapchat message that depicted her husband’s head in a bucket of water.