There are many NFL fans who probably don’t know the name Peter Ruocco, but the longtime league executive has had a major impact.
Ruocco, who first joined the NFL Management Council in 1986, is retiring, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Senior VP of Labor Relations has served in his current position since 1997.
During his more than three decades with the NFL, Ruocco has taken part in the formation of the salary cap as well as numerous collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
Per Schefter, he has worked with nearly 300 head coaches and almost 200 general managers.
NFL Senior VP Peter Ruocco, who joined the NFL Management Council in 1986, is retiring, per source. Ruocco was a founding father of the salary cap and free agency, and a key figure in CBA negotiations and labor relations. He worked with 297 head coaches and 194 GMs. Legend. 👏👏
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2021
Before being hired by the NFL, Ruocco also worked for the North America Soccer League and the United States Football League.
We wish him all the best in retirement.
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