According to the NFLPA the NFL has officially set the salary cap for the season at $155.27 million, about $12 million higher than last years number. With that number set we can now better estimate a few charges for next season related to tenders and draft selections. The number coming in that high also should mean that every team in the NFL is already under the salary cap for next year. I have the salary cap page now updated to reflect the new cap limit. Carryovers are included in that chart but only a few other adjustmets from last years incentives. As always remember these are estimates and the actual numbers may be (and probably will be) somewhat different.
The numbers Im least confident in estimating are the franchise tag numbers, but they should be somewhat close to the following:
I’m much more confident in the RFA tenders which should be as follows:
The ROFR tender is also the amount that will now be earned by any player who earned the Proven Performance Escalator this year.
Finally here are my estimates for the top 5 draft picks. Wel; get the full draft chart updated in the next day or so.
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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.