The average NFL team has about $12 million in cap space to work with.
That number, of course, doesn’t include the salary cap penalties for the dead money and the “dead cap” that the NFLPA is considering.
That’s because the total salary and dead money is capped at $147 million for each team.
However, the total cap is a lot higher.
The NFLPA’s cap number is $125 million, according to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.
That means that, at the time of this writing, the league’s cap is roughly $15.6 million higher than it was before the salary-cap rules were implemented.
Here’s a breakdown of how the salary and cap numbers work in the NFL: Salary cap number: $147,500,000 cap hit for each NFL team