Salary Cap Set At $133 Million

Well it is now official that the NFL Salary Cap for 2014 is a whopping $133,000,000. How it got there who knows.  Its hard to imagine that revenues will skyrocket that much this season, but I guess increases in TV revenue are on their way in. Maybe that CBS deal had a major impact for the Thursday night games.

With the salary cap being set we can officially set the franchise tags, transition tags, and RFA tender numbers. Remember that the transition tag is the 2015 option value for any 2011 rookie drafted in the top 10. The tag numbers were provided on Twitter by Albert Breer. The RFA tags are my own calculations/estimates.

In addition the increase in cap is going to lead (or at least should lead) to the first increase in rookie signing bonus money, which has been frozen at 2011 levels for the prior two drafts. I’ll put some rough estimates up for those over the weekend. The signing bonus money that can be spent on undrafted free agents should now be $81,922.

Here are the Franchise/Transition tag numbers:


PositionFranchise TagTransition Tag


Here are the RFA Tenders:


1st Round$3,113,000
2nd Round$2,187,000
ROFR/Original Round$1,431,000




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  • McGeorge

    This big a cap jump is a bad thing for the Jets. Many teams were going to have to let players leave and the Jets could have signed them because of their strong cap position.

  • seenable

    Will this affect the 2011 class’ fifth-year option numbers as well?

  • rhoneyman

    I’m pretty sure you’ve posted when teams need to be cap-compliant. There are several different measurement dates with varying criteria. Any chance you can point my to that column? Also, any chance you can maintain reference articles in a separate tab for easy/permanent access? Thanks. You do really good work.