The NFL announced the salary cap for the 2022 season will be set at $208.2 million.
This figure has been expected for months but it is now set in stone, per the league. The $25.7 million increase from 2020 is the largest single-year jump in the salary cap era. Such a jump shouldn't be surprising considering the cap decreased by $15.7 million last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saints, Cowboys, and Packers are all at least $20 million over the cap roughly a week away from free agency. Expect more cuts and restructures from all three teams over the next few days.
I have a feeling we are going to be SHOCKED at the contracts handed out this offseason.
If teams are looking at guys like Penny and Njoku as $10M a year guys and are fine at locking them into that with the tag, there are going to be some real crazy contracts handed out to guys who actually make a difference like Adams, Jackson, Armstead and others.
I’m hoping my Dolphins pass on the high end OTs and get the 2nd/3rd tier, average starters. We really only have one NFL starting caliber player in the OL. I’m expecting we sign 1-2 49ers, maybe OG Laken Tomlinson.