On the eve of this year’s NFL Draft, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) announced an innovative program with DocuSign to bring the ease and power of electronic signature to all NFL players. NFLPA members, including all of this year’s draftees, will receive unlimited usage of DocuSign Professional Edition eSignature service. DocuSign makes it easy, fast, convenient and secure to sign contracts, marketing agreements, and other documents.
Today’s announcement follows an intriguing offseason in which contract negotiation logistics made unexpected headlines. DocuSign’s cloud-based eSignature platform assures that every NFLPA member can sign documents quickly and securely anytime, anywhere on their mobile device without the hassles of printing, faxing, scanning, or overnighting. NFL players will no longer have to search for a fax machine to execute a deal.
“Our mission is to support our membership on and off the field in the business of football, and DocuSign provides players an important member benefit,” said George Atallah, Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs for the NFLPA. “With the amount of travel our players do, DocuSign adds value by enabling them to sign anything, anywhere.”
“The NFLPA is providing ease and convenience to their members with technology that matches the busy, on-the-go lives of professional athletes,” said Keith Krach, chairman and CEO, DocuSign. “We’re committed to providing players with the ability to easily complete and sign the many documents they need to be successful in their personal lives and professional careers.”
The NFLPA already uses DocuSign’s eSignature solution to accelerate processing of agent verification forms, and plans to expand use of DocuSign to include player marketing deals, former player communications, and other official agreements. DocuSign eliminates the hassle and cost of processing paperwork and creates a better experience for players and agents alike.
About DocuSign, Inc.
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About the NFL Players Association
The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is a non-profit, professional sports union that protects the best interests and welfare of all NFL players. It serves as the exclusive bargaining agent for all NFL players in collective bargaining. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA is governed by a Board of Player Representatives, acting in accordance with the NFLPA Constitution and federal labor laws. The NFLPA’s responsibilities include: Representing all players in matters concerning wages, hours and working conditions and protecting their rights as professional football players; ensuring that the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement are met; negotiating and monitoring retirement and insurance benefits; providing other member services and activities; providing assistance to charitable and community organizations; enhancing and defending the image of players and their profession, on and off the field.