NFL Salary Cap 2018 New Team Totals
New Salary Cap Per Team Reaches $177.2 Million Total
The NFL’s salary cap is set at $177.2 million per team in 2018, up from $167 million last year that is based on the league’s revenue. Though this is the 5th straight year the salary cap has increased by at least $10 million, the 6.11% increase is the smallest increase for the cap from year to year since 2013.
The NFL new league year starts March 14 with Free Agency and the Trading period the key areas of headlines.
There are three teams over the salary cap and must clear salary space by March 14th. The three teams that are over the cap are the Philadelphia Eagles ($11,210,390), Miami Dolphins ($8,874,165) and Kansas City Chiefs ($3,285,981).
The Cleveland Browns have the most room under the cap, with $108 million to spend in the Free agency market. The Browns hold both the #1 and #4 overall selections in addition to multiple other top 75 selections.
Last year, the salary cap increased by $12 million per teams when they went from $155.27 million in 2016 to $167 million. The jump from 2017 to 2018 marks the fifth straight year the cap has increased by at least $10 million over the previous year.
Free agency begins March 14
NFL Team – available Salary Cap Space 2018
Numbers from OverTheCap.com
Team salary cap total will undergo numerous changes with many players released over the next two weeks. New ‘Street’ free agents have annually become some of the most demanded players on the open market. Redskins’ QB Kirk Cousins will most likely be available next week and be the hottest free agent QB since Peyton Manning hit the open market in the 2012 postseason. Manning led the Broncos to a Super Bowl title, earning his second ring after an illustrious career with the Colts.
NFL Team Salary Cap Space 2018
Cleveland Browns: $108,692,537
New York Jets: $89,259,293
Indianapolis Colts: $72,700,202
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $69,775,263
San Francisco 49ers: $66,290,382
Chicago Bears: $62,546,933
Houston Texans: $62,383,067
Washington Redskins: $47,727,317
Minnesota Vikings: $47,630,443
Tennessee Titans: $45,974,068
Los Angeles Rams: $38,840,349
Cincinnati Bengals: $33,805,793
New Orleans Saints: $30,263,354
Jacksonville Jaguars: $29,048,410
Detroit Lions: $26,660,005
Carolina Panthers: $26,535,393
Buffalo Bills: $24,267,381
New York Giants: $23,036,234
Denver Broncos: $23,021,711
Los Angeles Chargers: $22,341,346
Arizona Cardinals: $20,236,238
Oakland Raiders: $17,355,013
Green Bay Packers: $15,674,151
Atlanta Falcons: $13,864,422
New England Patriots: $13,127,289
Seattle Seahawks: $12,609,911
Baltimore Ravens: $8,896,861
Pittsburgh Steelers: $5,119,024
Dallas Cowboys: $12,247
Kansas City Chiefs: $3,289,981
Miami Dolphins: $8,630,165
Philadelphia Eagles: $11,214,390