NFL Salary Cap For 2022 Increases By Nearly $26M To $208.2M
AP – The NFL’s salary cap for 2022 will be $208.2 million — a healthy increase from the previous, pandemic-impacted years.
The cap is going up from $182.5 million, which was down by nearly $10 million from the 2020 season.
Adding in benefits attached to the cap, teams will be allowed to have a total player cost of $284.367 million.
NFL salary cap set at $208.2 million per team. Here are the non-exclusive franchise tag and transition tag numbers. pic.twitter.com/OJFh6kyvkL
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 7, 2022
Quarterbacks will have the highest franchise tag hit at $29.7 million.
The 32 teams had until 4 p.m. to apply franchise tags, with such stars as receivers Davante Adams and Chris Godwin getting them.
NFL salary cap by year:
2021: $182.5M (COVID implications)
There is an expected spike in 2023 with the implementation of new TV deals.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 7, 2022
Free agency officially begins March 16 though teams can negotiate with agents beginning Monday.