Current proposal would set $175 million as cap minimum in 2021

Getty Images

A conference call of NFL team owners on Friday included a resolution to start training camps as scheduled next week provided that the players approve the current economic proposal on the table.

The league and the NFLPA have been discussing a number of issues related to playing the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest has been how the projected drop in revenue this year will impact the salary cap because owners were initially looking to take the hit immediately while players wanted it spread out over the life of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the current proposal would leave this year’s cap at $198.2 million for this year and set a minimum of $175 million for the 2021 season. Any further shortfall would come off the caps through the 2024 season.

The NFL has new broadcast deals to work out in the coming years as their current pacts are up in 2022. The revenue generated by those pacts will also be part of the equation determining how the cap looks in those seasons.

11 responses to “Current proposal would set $175 million as cap minimum in 2021

  1. That’s all fine and good until next year rolls around and they complain about the decrease in the salary cap and they’ll do that every year the cap has to take a hit–even though they kicked the can down the road.

  2. If I’m a team I’m cutting $25 million of veteran contracts NOW.
    No next year when all the teams who are close to $200 million THIS year have to cut guys I will have excess money to pick up guys at bargain prices.

  3. Antonio Brown Where Are You? says:
    July 24, 2020 at 4:38 pm
    If I’m a team I’m cutting $25 million of veteran contracts NOW.
    No next year when all the teams who are close to $200 million THIS year have to cut guys I will have excess money to pick up guys at bargain prices.
    _________________________________________________
    Sacrifice a few solid starters this year, so you can pick up a few next year at a better price?

  4. If the Patriots had signed TB12 at the amount he received from Tampa…they would be up the creek. Now, pretty good shape, especially at a lower cap for the next year or 2. There will be some good value on the clearance racks.

  5. I’ll say it again: The NFL isn’t gonna go ahead with the season without a pay-as-you-play deal with the NFLPA. Yes, they’ll be litigation over the NFL not paying players, but the contract language is pretty clear: If the first game isn’t played, the player’s base salaries don’t get paid.

    Going ahead with the season and potentially taking a big bath in losses will mean the salary cap is going to be cut way back, and that creates a host of issues for teams to deal with. Spreading out the losses over a decade takes money out of future players’ pockets, which isn’t fair either. A lid on the salary cap will also negatively effect free agency for years as well. Better to take the hit now and get back to normal afterward, rather than have this hanging over everything for years.

  6. Imagine if Rodgers took a percentage of the cap like Florio has suggested over and over. He would be the league’s lowest paid QB over the next five years!

  7. lgw91s says:
    July 24, 2020 at 5:50 pm
    If the Patriots had signed TB12 at the amount he received from Tampa…they would be up the creek. Now, pretty good shape, especially at a lower cap for the next year or 2. There will be some good value on the clearance racks.

    12 2 Rate This

    ———————-

    Yep. Pats will be in the best shape of any AFC playoff contender in the upcoming years.

    The youth movement and re-tooling is already underway. A B+ draft in 2018, a possible A+ in 2019 and then this year’s could also be A level.

    The way BB keeps collecting compensatory picks and keeping costs down, he’ll have Goodell trying to cheat the Pats yet again with some phony framejob to take more picks.

  8. The cap is gonna go lower once nfl loses 30-40% of viewers this year. Hope supporting kneeling was worth it…..

  9. mjwarker says:
    July 24, 2020 at 9:55 pm
    The cap is gonna go lower once nfl loses 30-40% of viewers this year. Hope supporting kneeling was worth it…..
    ________________________

    As a VET the kneeling didn’t bother me because it a constitutional right that we VETS signed up and were willing to fight and die to protect(we can’t choose which rights we’ll fight to protect, it’s all or none), but the thing that really bothers me is how the playere stole the NFL stage for this protest and how the owners bent over backwards to accommodate them!

    But one thing I do find TOTALLY HILARIOUS is how these BLM protests and players have alined themselves with the DEMS, the party that BACKED SLAVERY AND FOUGHT A CIVIL WAR AGAINST THE NORTH TO KEEP SLAVERY!

    Do they even realize that they are BACKING THE PARTY THAT FOUGHT TO KEEP SLAVERY?

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.