What salary cap space is available for the Commanders in 2023?

How responsibly have the Commanders been managing the salary cap, moving into next season?

In comparison with other NFL teams, how do the Commanders rank, involving available cap space for next season?

The agreement between the NFL and its players regarding the amount of money a team can spend on player contracts is the NFL salary cap.

The Commanders and all other teams will not be permitted to exceed this salary cap for any reason whatsoever. Consequently, unlike other pro sports, it is a legitimate cap, an actual cap.

Washington is currently in the middle of the pack at No. 16 among NFL teams regarding 2023 cap space available. The Commanders, for now, will have $12,549,082 accessible.

As for the NFC East, the New York Giants are sitting somewhat wealthy right now with all sorts of flexibility. The Giants have the most cap space ($54,771,480) open in the division and currently the third most in the entire NFL.

Immediately following the Commanders (2nd in the division, 16th in the NFL) is the Philadelphia Eagles. $192,839,463 is allocated to the salary cap for next season, meaning the Eagles have $10,204,438 existing cap space remaining.

The Cowboys currently have $214,102,207 designated in contracts toward next season’s cap. As for cap space available, the Cowboys are last in the division and 19th overall in the league, with $5,858,346 open to them.

The dreaded contracts that are overpriced and lead to dead-cap money are again a place where Washington needs to improve in how it approaches signing players.

Commanders no longer on the roster whom we know will count as hefty dead money against the 2023 cap are: William Jackson III ($9,000,000) and Landon Collins ($4,650,000).

Salary-cap numbers are courtesy of Spotrac. 

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