NFL’s 2020 financial hit from COVID and fans not dialing in over the political direction of the league is now surfacing.
Clubs are aware there will be a decrease in the cap number next year due to COVID-19 repercussions, but to what degree? That’s still unknown, as there are estimates out there, but no official number from the league. All 32 teams must be below the cap number at the start of the new league year.
In fact, over the past seven seasons, the league has seen its salary cap per club increase by no less than $10 million per year; since 2012, the cap for each club has risen from $120.6 million to $198.2 million in 2020. Over the Cap estimates the 2021 salary cap will be $176 million, a decrease of $22.2 million or 11.2 percent from 2020.NFL.com
Here’s is what the salary cap would look like for next year in 2021: