2016 Franchise, Transition, RFA Salaries

The NFL has officially set the 2016 salary cap at $155.27MM, an increase of about $12MM from the 2015 season. That uptick means that franchise and transition tags, as well as restricted free agent salaries, will also see a bump. Here are the values for the 2016 season, courtesy of Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link) and Jason Fitzgerald of Over the Cap (Twitter link):

Franchise tag (non-exclusive):

Quarterback: $19.953MM
Running back: $11.789MM
Wide receiver: $14.599MM
Tight end: $9.118MM
Offensive line: $13.706MM
Defensive end: $15.701MM
Defensive tackle: $13.615MM
Linebacker: $14.129MM
Cornerback: $13.952MM
Safety: $10.806MM
Kicker/Punter: $4.572MM

Transition tag:

Quarterback: $17.696MM
Running back: $9.647MM
Wide receiver: $12.268MM
Tight end: $7.713MM
Offensive line: $11.902MM
Defensive end: $12.734MM
Defensive tackle: $10.875MM
Linebacker: $11.925MM
Cornerback: $11.913MM
Safety: $9.116MM
Kicker/Punter: $4.123MM

Restricted free agent tenders:

First round tender: $3.635MM
Second round tender: $2.553MM
Original round/right of first refusal: $1.671MM

For more information on these subjects, check out the Pro Football Glossary entries on franchise/transition tags and restricted free agency.

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