With salary cap set to shrink, carryover carries more weight than ever

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Before the 2011 CBA, teams had to jump through all sorts of hoops to carry excess cap space from one year to the next. As of 2011, the process became as easy as flipping a switch.

This year, the switch-flip from cap carryover carries more weight than ever before.

The NFL Players Association recently listed the team-by-team amounts of carryover. They are listed below, by most to least.

Browns: $30.4 million.

Jets: $26.7 million.

Cowboys: $25.4 million.

Jaguars: $23.5 million.

Eagles: $22.8 million.

Patriots: $19.6 million.

Broncos: $17.8 million.

Washington: $15.8 million.

Dolphins: $15.2 million.

Lions: $12.8 million.

Bengals: $10.8 million.

Texans: $9.2 million.

Colts: $8.3 million.

Chargers: $8.1 million.

Bears: $7 million.

Rams: $5.7 million.

Cardinals: $5 million.

Chiefs: $5.1 million.

Steelers: $5 million.

Giants: $4.8 million.

Buccaneers: $4.6 million.

Vikings: $4.5 million.

Panthers: $4.3 million.

Saints: $4.1 million.

Bills: $3.8 million.

Packers: $3.7 million.

Raiders: $3.6 million.

Titans: $2.3 million.

49ers: $1.9 million.

Falcons: $1.8 million.

Seahawks: $956,000.

Ravens: $587,000.

These amounts will be added to the baseline salary cap for 2021, whatever it may be. So no team will know the exact amount of cap space available until knowing the 2021 cap. Obviously, however, some teams will be in much better shape than others.

7 responses to “With salary cap set to shrink, carryover carries more weight than ever

  1. For players like Xavien Howard who want to renegotiate their contract, the cap coming down will put a crimp on that, even though the Dolphins do have money. I don’t see how a team can just cave in after 2 years. Maybe add some incentives, but not new money for the heck of it.
    If a player under performs, the team can’t get money back – like Trumaine Johnson or LeVeon Bell.

  2. Definitely confusing about NE that they have so much carryover yet couldn’t pay Cam Newton due to all the dead money. Not sure if related to number of guys they had opt out.

  3. Patriots better go out and sign some weapons with that extra cap space. Allen Robinson, Kenny Golladay, Corey Davis, etc.

  4. Murf in Southie says:
    February 21, 2021 at 12:33 pm
    Patriots better go out and sign some weapons with that extra cap space. Allen Robinson, Kenny Golladay, Corey Davis, etc.

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    They have to take care if their own first. Guy, Andrews, JC Jackson. Thuney is likely gone and that’s ok. The best Guard in football should get “tackle money” elsewhere, especially with Onwenu playing at an All Pro level last year with an awful qb.

    Pats are simply not far off…at all.

  5. The NFL will work things. It will be a walk in the park compared to what they faced this year, yet they still managed to get every game in. Some people wonder why Goodell makes the amount of money he makes. Well, I bet the owners would have gladly doubled his salary if he could have guaranteed them he’d get all the games played last season.

  6. The Eagles would have more carry over money if they didn’t sign the worn out left tackle to a bigger contract so he could set on the bench the whole second half of games when he wasn’t on injured reserve.

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