The NFL passed another checkpoint on it’s path back to pre-COVID normalcy when the league and the NFLPA agreed to a salary cap ceiling of $208.2 million for the 2022 season, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
NFLPA leadership sent this email to players today, explaining the $208.2 million salary cap ceiling for 2022.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 26, 2021
Translation: The goal is get players out of “debt” ASAP after they received full salaries amidst a multibillion-dollar revenue shortfall in 2020, then let the cap soar. pic.twitter.com/e2iob9oigW
The cap ceiling was set at $182.5 million for 2021, nearly $30 million less than 2022 which forecasts a steep vertical spike in the coming years. The news come just after a number of teams announced that they would host fans during the upcoming season at full capacity, another healthy sign for the financial side of things.
While it’s not guaranteed the final 2022 cap will be exactly that amount, it does allow teams to start planning for future long-term deals knowing that there will be much more money to potentially work in the coming seasons.
And now for today’s links.
Keenan Allen talks new offense (Chargers.com)
Top-10 offseason quotes from May (Chargers.com)
What else can the Chargers accomplish this offseason? (Chargers Wire)
Why L.A. is the best landing spot for Julio Jones (Bolt Beat)
The NFL sets the 2022 cap ceiling at $208.2 million (ESPN)
Adam Vinatieri is retiring from the NFL (ESPN)
The NFL okays 90-man roster ahead of training camp (NFL.com)
The Cowboys are hiring former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo as a consultant (NFL.com)
Ranking NFL divisions (CBS Sports)
A.J. Brown is trying to recruit Julio Jones to the Titans (Pro Football Talk)