NFL salary cap could rise to $208.2 million in 2022 as league, players agree on ‘ceiling’


Heading into the 2021 offseason, there was nice uncertainty about the place the 2021 wage cap would finally land. Apparently there will probably be much less uncertainty subsequent offseason.

Per ESPN NFL insider Dan Graziano (and different sources), the league and the Participant’s Affiliation have agreed to set the ceiling on the 2022 wage cap at $208.2M.

Whereas it’s not a provided that the cap will enhance to that quantity, the “ceiling” represents a rise of almost $26M over the place the 2021 wage cap landed ($182.5M). This yr’s wage cap was clearly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

As Nick Shook factors out in his article on the NFL’s web site:

“Whereas this might sound irrelevant to these solely targeted on 2021, it’s extremely necessary for entrance places of work and participant brokers as they perceive how all sides can go about engaged on long-term offers and planning nicely past 2021.”

What’s going to this information imply for our beloved Seahawks? Solely time will inform. But it surely does present a minimum of some certainty in regards to the future – and helps “justify” the usage of void years in among the 2021 contracts.


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