Browns Lead NFL In Salary Cap Carryover

Earlier today, the NFL Players Association announced (via Twitter) the salary cap carryover amounts for all 32 NFL teams for the 2021 season. Effectively, teams are able to rollover their unused cap from the previous season. So, when the 2021 salary cap numbers become official, they can be added to each team’s carryover amount to determine that individual club’s official cap for 2021.

This follows news from earlier today that the NFL has raised its salary cap floor to $180MM for 2021. This total could clue us in to the salary cap maximum, which could end up landing north of $190MM. The salary cap was $198.2MM for the 2020 campaign.

As the NFLPA detailed, the league will rollover $315.1MM from the 2020 season, an average of $9.8MM per team. The Browns lead the league with a whopping $30.4MM, and they’re the only team in the top-five to make the playoffs. The NFC East ($68.8MM) and AFC East ($65.3MM) are the two divisions will the largest carryover amounts.

The full list is below:

  • Cleveland Browns: $30.4MM
  • New York Jets: $26.7MM
  • Dallas Cowboys: $25.4MM
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: $23.5MM
  • Philadelphia Eagles: $22.8MM
  • New England Patriots: $19.6MM
  • Denver Broncos: $17.8MM
  • Washington Football Team: $15.8MM
  • Miami Dolphins: $15.2MM
  • Detroit Lions: $12.8MM
  • Cincinnati Bengals: $10.8MM
  • Houston Texans: $9.2MM
  • Indianapolis Colts: $8.3MM
  • Los Angeles Chargers: $8.1MM
  • Chicago Bears: $7MM
  • Los Angeles Rams: $5.7MM
  • Kansas City Chiefs: $5.1MM
  • Arizona Cardinals: $5MM
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: $5MM
  • New York Giants: $4.8MM
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $4.6MM
  • Minnesota Vikings: $4.5MM
  • Carolina Panthers: $4.3MM
  • New Orleans Saints: $4.1MM
  • Buffalo Bills: $3.8MM
  • Green Bay Packers: $3.7MM
  • Las Vegas Raiders: $3.6MM
  • Tennessee Titans: $2.3MM
  • San Francisco 49ers: $1.9MM
  • Atlanta Falcons: $1.8MM
  • Seattle Seahawks: $956K
  • Baltimore Ravens: $587K
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15 comments on “Browns Lead NFL In Salary Cap Carryover

  1. Sherminator

    The Pats may have nearly $20 million in additional cap space, but hiring a decent QB will eat up most of that room. Not to mention filling all the other holes.

    • bradthebluefish

      Yup! Should’ve kept Tom Brady. Old man Bill is starting to lose it as a GM.

      • Ak185

        I doubt the Patriots would have had the Bucs’ level of success this year, especially with all of those opt-outs on defense. Brady would have been stuck on a much worse roster than what the Bucs put together.

  2. sascoach2003

    All 4 NFC South teams have less than $5m in space. I guess the ones that can be most “creative ” will be the one(s) with the least roster turnover, but you’ve got to think that lots of tinkering will come

    • sascoach2003

      And, Carolina has released players today, which has freed up about $17m for them. Easy to do LOL

  3. TribeFan4Ever

    How does this calculate how much cap space is available? I seen reports that had the Jaguars, Jets and Colts having the most cap space left

    • jopeness

      that’s correct before this announcement, I believe. I assume an agreement was made with owners and perhaps nflpa. I’m not so sure the rollover is competitive as it benefits teams that were cheap plus just cautious with the pandemic, the latter is more acceptable I think. but who am i

  4. of9376

    Can’t wait until there are zero teams who sign players to big contracts. Most teams have zero cap space this year once you account for current player re-signings.

  5. bravesfan

    Really stinks to be as bad as the falcons are and be at the bottom of this list… just doesn’t make sense

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