How to beat the NFL’s new $2,500 salary cap

Business Insider/Getty Images A new NFL salary cap is now set to rise to $2.5 billion.

This means teams are allowed to spend more money than they normally would.

Here are five things you need to know.


This is the most money a team has ever spent under the new cap system.

The average NFL team spends $1.7 million per year on players, according to the league office.

That’s an increase of nearly $400,000 over the past four seasons.

But teams can spend more on their rosters by adding contracts and signing free agents, as well as adding draft picks.


The new cap has allowed teams to increase their payrolls, especially on defense, which is a major reason why teams like the Broncos and Raiders are seeing big increases.

That means teams can now spend more to keep their players healthy.


This year’s new salary cap will also allow teams to pay players more for each week they play.

This has helped some teams get by with less.

The NFL is expected to release salary cap numbers next month.


Teams can also spend more, but not necessarily more, to sign and re-sign players.

That has led to some players earning more money this year than last.


The big spending teams — the ones that have spent more than the average salary cap — are also seeing the biggest increases.

The San Diego Chargers have signed linebacker Joey Bosa, and the Atlanta Falcons signed safety Keanu Neal, both of whom have made $7.8 million this year.

That puts them in a league-high $28.9 million salary cap.

The Atlanta Falcons have the league’s second-highest payroll this year, behind only the Miami Dolphins.