The NFL recently informed cap and front office exectuives at the league meeting in Dallas this week that the 2016 salary cap is projected to be between $147 million and $153 million.
Assuming the cap figure ultimately ends up closer to $153 million, teams would pick up an close to $9 million of additional cap space to work with next year.
This would also increase franchise and transition tags in 2016.
Albert Breer of NFL Media offers some projections for next year’s franchise and transition tags:
|Quarterback||$19.6 million||$17.5 million|
|Running back||$11.5 million||$9.5 million|
|Wide Receiver||$14.4 million||$12.0 million|
|Tight End||$9.0 million||$7.6 million|
|Offensive line||$13.5 million||$11.7 million|
|Defensive end||$15.4 million||$12.5 million|
|Defensive tackle||$13.4 million||$10.7 million|
|Linebacker||$14.0 million||$11.7 million|
|Cornerback||$13.7 million||$11.7 million|
|Safety||$10.6 million||$9.0 million|
|Kicker/Punter||$4.5 million||$4.0 million|
We’ll update the chart once the official 2016 cap figure is announced in the coming months.