NFL sets 2021 salary cap at $ 180 million, by note
What does that mean
Lindsay Jones, NFL Senior Author: The fact that the NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to increase the salary cap is a sign that both sides are feeling a little better about where the overall revenue losses go after a full account of the game is finalized. pandemic season 2020. If the cap stands at $ 180 million, that’s a significant drop from last season and the first significant drop after years of steadily growing the cap, but it gives teams a little more leeway during the off-season.
Jones: The final salary cap is expected to be set by the first week of March, and it could climb slightly above the new low, perhaps around $ 185 million. Until then, we should expect to see teams continue to pay veterans salaries ahead of the league’s new year. While Thursday’s news is pretty good news, as it is an improvement over the worst-case scenario for the salary cap, it will still be a very different free agent market, especially for mid-career veterans who might not find it along. value futures that they believe they won and will instead sign shorter, smaller contracts with more upfront guarantees.
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