NFL informs teams that salary cap will be set at $182.5M

James Johnson
·1 min read

With the legal tampering period coming up on Monday (March 15), the NFL has set its cap figure for the new league year. According to multiple sources, that will be $182.5 million per team, which is a slight increase from the previous amount of $180 million set in February.

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Typically there is a larger increase when looking at it from a year-to-year standpoint, but the coronavirus pandemic affected things. In 2020, the cap was set at $198.2 million, so each team is working with a $16.7 million decrease. Fans weren’t able to attend games at the capacity the league is used to seeing last season and it’s now reflecting with the current cap figure.

Regardless, the Jacksonville Jaguars are in excellent shape. They will lead the NFL in cap space with just over $73.8 million, according to Over the Cap. They would’ve had more but elected to use the franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson, who will have a salary of over $13.6 million if he plays on the one-year deal.