The NFL has officially set the salary cap at $208.2 million for the 2022 league year. This is the number we have been using in our estimates since last season so nothing really changes in regards to the estimated cap space.
Per a league source these are the adjusted salary caps for each team in the league this year. These numbers include carryover and any other adjustments from the 2021 league year which are applied to the 2022 salary cap. The Jaguars will have the highest figure in the NFL while the eight teams will actually have an adjusted cap under the $208.2 million baseline salary cap.
Jason is the founder of OTC and has been studying NFL contracts and the salary cap for over 15 years. Jason has co-authored two books about the NFL, Crunching Numbers and the Drafting Stage, which are widely circulated in the industry and hosts the OTC Podcast. Jason’s work has been featured in various publications including the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, NFL Network and more. OTC is widely considered the leading authority on contract matters in the NFL.