The teams across the NFL must be happy with the new salary cap number that was released today.
In team building, every team looks for ways to manipulate the cap and put the best roster on the field.
Well, they will have some more room to work in 2023 as a record $224.8 million per club will be the new cap next season.
The NFL informed teams today that the 2023 salary cap will be a record $224.8 million per club, sources tell me and @RapSheet.
That’s up from $208.2 million in 2022, $182.5M in 2021 (COVID adjustment), 198.2M in 2020 and $188.2M in 2019.
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The NFL continues to be king in terms of television deals and merchandise sales.
Also, adding the 17th game plays a large role in the expanded cap number.
Each season the cap number continues to rise as more and more revenue comes flowing in.
The Covid-adjusted season was the only time the cap number has fallen in recent years.
As every NFL team is set to benefit from this cap number, there are a few that will have tons of money to spend.
The Chicago Bears will have far and away the most cap space heading into next season.
They will see a number just under $100 million in total space, which is a little more than $40 million more than the next team.
Chicago also has the first overall draft pick.
So we should be seeing plenty of changes to their roster this upcoming season.
Two playoff teams from 2022 find themselves with plenty of cap space heading into next season.
They are the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants, both of which have just over $44 million in projected cap space.
But, these two teams will most likely have to spend on re-signing their players.
The likes of Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones in New York need new deals.
Along with Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase in Cincinnati, who are coming to the end of their rookie contracts.
Ultimately, the new cap number should do wonders for the NFL and help encourage spending.NEXT: The NFL Is Celebrating Important Super Bowl History