NFL Salary Cap Increases To Be Small

6/18/12 in NFL   |   Anthony_Raia   |   37 respect

Last summer NFL fans were worried that they would see a season (thankfully for Giants' fans they did). In the end a deal was reached, with what seemed to be a good deal for the players. The NFLPA was able to get the players less contact during off-season workouts and less practices during the season. The players were able to get better benefits and for now will only be playing sixteen regular season games.

Feb 2, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; NFLPA  executive director DeMaurice Smith talks with Sylvia Mackey after the NFL players association press conference at the Super Bowl XLVI media center at the J.W. Marriott.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
The players agreed to receive an average of 47% revenue over the length (ten years) of the deal, however many pundits were assuming that once the money from the television contracts kicked in the salary cap would sky rocket. According to the Sports Business Journal, that will not be the case. Daniel Kaplan reports that the NFL has told teams that the cap will increase to $121 million in 2013, $122 million in 2014, $125 million in 2014 and $130 million in 2016. This is a far cry from the jump to $140 million that most experts expected.
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