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The Washington Football Team is in good financial shape to pursue a franchise quarterback in the offseason. On Monday, Washington’s financial position got a bit stronger.
Field Yates of ESPN released every team’s rollover cap space from 2021 into 2022, and Washington rolls over $4 million. Nine NFL teams rolled over more cap space into 2022 than Washington, including division rival Philadelphia, which carries over $16 million into 2022.
NFL teams recently declared unused 2021 cap space rollover amounts (below).
After the playoffs, the NFL will audit incentives, bonuses, etc by team. That figure will be added/subtracted to the number below.
The sum + the 2022 Salary Cap = each team's 2022 adjusted cap number. pic.twitter.com/BMThnJyLpa
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 17, 2022
According to Over the Cap, Washington has $42.6 million in cap space for 2022. It’s unclear if that number includes the aforementioned $4 million. Some of Washington’s cap space for 2022 went to recently re-signed left tackle Charles Leno, who received a three-year contract extension. Leno will count $8.5 against WFT’s salary cap in 2022.
From all indications, Washington coach Ron Rivera will be aggressive in his pursuit of a quarterback, whether it be via trade, free agency, or the NFL draft. Washington has plenty of cap space the ability to add more if needed.