Salary cap ceiling for 2022 set at $208.2 million

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The NFL salary cap dropped to $182.5 million for the 2021 season as a result of revenue shortfalls related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020 season, but it is expected to go back up during the 2022 season.

It will be some time before we learn exactly how much the cap will go up, but we learned on Wednesday what kind of parameters the league will be operating under as it heads toward that declaration.

According to multiple reports, the NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to set a ceiling of $208.2 million. If the cap were to get that high, it would represent a 14 percent increase over the 2021 season.

It would also represent a new high for the salary cap in NFL history. The 2019 season was played with a cap of $198.2 million, which would mark a jump of about eight percent and a significant reversal of what teams had to deal with this year.

15 responses to “Salary cap ceiling for 2022 set at $208.2 million

  1. Nice!

    208 mill will help out a lot of teams. Makes for a better product for the fans.πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. You’re going to be paying $30 million a year to keep left tackles, WRs, corners, and edge rushers by next year.

  3. It was a good year for the Patriots to find some spare change under the cushions. Prices will rise sharply next year in free agency.

  4. As football is purely an effort sport with severe bodily punishment, these massive salaries will only cause more guys to walk in their late 20s

  5. And the chiefs come out looking like cap geniuses yet again… good job mr veach…

  6. This could be the factor that allows the Falcons to finally find a trade market for Julio Jones.

  7. Imagine what the owners are raking in. Owning an NFL franchise is like a license to print money.

  8. So now everybody will know why their franchise quarterbacks next contract will be in the 4-year $300 million area code.

  9. whostolemyxanax says:
    May 26, 2021 at 5:53 pm
    Imagine what the owners are raking in. Owning an NFL franchise is like a license to print money.
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    Yea but also imagine what they pay out every year, players salaries, the HC and all of the assistants salaries, health care for all of the players and coaches, stadium upkeep, management, food & hotel costs during training camp and for road games, flights and then subtract that from the amount you think they make and I’d bet the farm it isn’t nearly as much as you think, as a matter of fact it’s no where close!

  10. While I appreciate capitalism, I advocate for responsible capitalism, so that we the fans can continue to enjoy access to the sport we love. The NFL instituted a rookie wage scale the increases incrementally, and so too should they do the same across the board for overall salary caps. Say 5 % a year and hold teams accountable for their cap. If not we will be seeing billion dollar contracts in a few years and thousand dollar tickets. Incremental increase, a fixed margin for owners and the rest to be reinvested in the communities or even in the stadiums where these teams reside.either way less money will come out of citizens pocket sin the long run.

  11. freefromwhatyouare says:
    May 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm
    Nice!

    208 mill will help out a lot of teams. Makes for a better product for the fans.πŸ‘πŸ‘
    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”More inflated salaries will equal a better product for fans? Ok. Soon even the worst starting QB will be making $30 million a season. Somehow that’s going to make for a better product I guess.

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