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NFL teams will have more money to spend next year
This is the seventh consecutive year the cap is projected to climb more than $10M per club year over year. Since 2011, the cap has increased roughly 65 percent and $76 million per club. Total projected player costs, including benefits, will be more than $7.7 billion in 2020. https://t.co/6Dxr3Dd3jQ
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 10, 2019
The range of the increase from 2019 would be 4.4%-6.4%.
The cap rose more than 7% from 2014-2017, then fell to a 5.8% increase each in 2018-2019.
So 2020 will likely be lower than typical in recent years, and perhaps the lowest since 2013. https://t.co/q4r6gvb8hK
— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) December 10, 2019
NFL teams were given a projection for an increase in next year’s salary cap at yesterday’s league meeting in Dallas. The cap will go from $188.2 million to between $196.8 million and $201.2 million. This will be in line with recent increases in the cap since new TV deals were signed in 2011 and more recently. This number could go higher when the official number is set before the owner’s meetings in March.
Salary Cap by year:
2019: $188.2 million
2018: $177.2 million
2017: $167 million
2016: $155.27 million
2015: $143.28 million
2014: $133 million
2013: $123 million
2012: $120.6 million
The Washington Redskins have a lot more money going into next season than they had last year. According to Overthecap, the Redskins have ~$49.4 million in cap space next year based on a salary cap of $200 million(the team also has ~$13.3 million that can be carried over from 2019). This does not include several players that could be re-signed including Brandon Scherff, Ereck Flowers, Jon Bostic, and others. The Redskins also have several players who could be released or traded after this season for significant cap savings like Jordan Reed($6.12m), Josh Norman($8.5m), Ryan Kerrigan($11.75m), and others. Alex Smith also has a $12 million insurance policy that should get credited to next year’s cap. That adds up to a pretty significant war chest for the Redskins new GM to work with.