Tennessee Titans center Kevin Mawae will soon take over as the president of the NFL Players Association.
Mawae, a 14-year veteran with the Titans, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks, has long been active in the NFLPA and would succeed current president Troy
Vincent, who was not on an active roster last season.
Mawae, 37, has been part of the association’s executive committee since 2002.
“It’s a heck of an honor, and something I think he’s very much deserving of,” Mawae’s agent Mark Bartelstein said. “He’s so respected throughout the league. I think he’ll do terrific in that role.
“He’s everything you’d look for in an NFL player. He’s so respected by his peers, so it’s not surprising to me for him to get that opportunity.”
A representative at the NFLPA office did not have an official confirmation, but said a report on NFL Network that Mawae was the likely successor to Vincent was correct.
An official announcement is expected to come sometime this week.