The NFL salary cap will increase by more than 14 percent next season, according to a report from ESPN.
The league’s salary cap for 2022 will be set at $208.2 million, considerably higher than last season’s figure of $182.5 million. The 2021 salary cap was lower than the previous year’s cap of $198.2 million because of lost revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to announcing a higher salary cap, the NFL set franchise-tag salaries by position:
Quarterbacks: $29.703 million
Running backs: $9.57 million
Wide receivers: $18.419 million
Tight ends: $10.931 million
Offensive linemen: $16.662 million
Defensive ends: $17.859 million
Defensive tackles: $17.396 million
Linebackers: $18.702 million
Cornerbacks: $17.287 million
Safeties: $12.911 million
Kickers and punters: $5.22 million
Teams have until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday to assign franchise tags to players.