NFL Salary Cap Decrease Is On Way For Next Season

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Now that Tom Brady has won another championship, it’s time to talk money. And when it comes to the NFL and teams chasing Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, money is everything.

Therefore, all teams are likely well aware that the salary cap could decrease by $23.2 million next season. But that’s actually better than expected, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“Though the NFL’s salary cap is not expected to be officially set until next month, league sources believe it will be roughly $180-$181 million,” Schefter reported. “Throughout the past season, many expected it to be around $175 million, but it now is projected to come in slightly higher, per sources.”

Per Over The Cap, the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars will have the most money to spend — and now all they need to do is convince free agents to come play for a team that finished 1-15 last season. Of course, they are also a team with the No. 1 overall draft pick and accomplished new coach in Urban Meyer.

Anyway, what’s perhaps even most amazing about the salary cap is Brady’s Buccaneers have the seventh-most available money to spend. So no matter where the salary cap ends up for next season, it could again be a case of the rich getting richer. As if Brady really needs the help.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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