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2014 cap is projected to be $126.3 million

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For more and more NFL teams, the time of the year has come to think about next year.

In a salary-cap environment, one of the biggest things about which to think is the spending limit.  Per multiple reports, league owners were told at Wednesday’s quarterly meeting that the salary cap for 2014 currently is expected to be $126.3 million per team.

That’s a $3.3 million increase from the current maximum, which translates to an increase of only 2.68 percent over last year.

The cap has grown slowly in recent years due in large part to unexpectedly high benefits costs.  Since the 2011 labor deal was finalized, accounting creativity has been needed in order to ensure an uptick in the cap.  In 2012, for example, a little pigskin-style robbing of Peter to pay Paul was needed to prevent the spending limit from actually dropping.

The cap is expected to continue to make slow, steady growth.  A larger bump is possible in 2015, the first year in which the calculations will take into account the new broadcast contracts, which start in 2014.

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5 Responses to “2014 cap is projected to be $126.3 million”
  1. apollo1989 says: Dec 11, 2013 8:02 PM

    The Salary Cap is fine. How much Quarterbacks make is the problem.

  2. theseekeroffun says: Dec 11, 2013 8:11 PM

    Our country’s economy is based upon Capitalism, please toss the cap.

  3. allday420ap says: Dec 11, 2013 8:47 PM

    SHaron rodgers will take it all, packers. And hell sit on the sideline while doing it.

  4. scarletmacaw says: Dec 11, 2013 9:21 PM

    Since the number of players is constant, the players are getting an average raise of 2.68%. That’s only 2.68% more than the raise I got.

  5. dtownsportslions says: Dec 11, 2013 9:40 PM

    With this salary cap. It rewards teams who draft well and have a franchise QB in place. Its a youngs man game, teams can’t afford to pay veterans their quota anymore.

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