Good news for just about everyone in the NFL this morning as the league officially announced that the 2021 salary cap minimum will be raised by $5 million, going from the previously expected $175 million to $180 million.
The wording of the NFL’s statement should also bring plenty of optimism as they declared $180 million to be the “minimum”, not necessarily the final number that teams will have to work with this upcoming season.
New television and the like have yet to be finalized and that will only put more dollars in the pockets of decision-makers while also giving them space to work with, including the ability to borrow more comfortably from future years.
For this team, who is already expected to be $25 million over the cap limit next year, any extra money is a big deal. Even if it’s just one more priority free agent returning in 2021, that’s something to celebrate.
https://t.co/j6Gn90JoM5 pic.twitter.com/boqk0PWHvB— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2021
Now for today’s links.
Check out footage of Aaron Donald’s offseason workouts (The Rams Wire)
Five young Rams who will shine in 2021 (Ramblin’ Fan)
Rams fans will love Matthew Stafford (Sports Illustrated)
Free agent spotlight: WR Josh Reynolds (TheRams.com)
The 2021 offseason could look like 1999 when 16 QBs switched teams (ESPN)
Predicting the 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL in 2021 (ESPN)
Pierre Desir donated 10,000 meals to a Houston food bank (Pro Football Talk)
Ranking every team’s rookie class in 2020 (NFL.com)
Saquon Barkley called his ACL tear the “weakest moment of my life” (NFL.com)
Most-overrated NFL free agents (Bleacher Report)