The salary cap for the 2021 NFL season has been one of the most discussed topics this offseason as teams will have to deal with the financial effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The final number for the salary cap has not yet been determined. However, the cap "almost definitely" will be $182.5 million, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. It will represent a drop of $15.7 million from last year's cap of $198.2 million.
Source: 2021 salary cap is "almost definitely" going to be $182.5M per team.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 10, 2021
Many teams still are struggling to get under the salary cap before the start of the new league year. Many players have agreed to restructured contracts, while others have been released because of their high price tag.
Florio adds that full or mostly full attendance for the 2021 season and new television deals will help "bump up" the 2022 cap.