We now know exactly what the ceiling is for NFL teams in 2017 as they prepare for free agency.
Salary cap set at $167 million, according to a league official.— Judy Battista (@judybattista) March 1, 2017
According to a league official, the final salary cap number for 2017 will be $167M per team— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) March 1, 2017
That’s about an increase of $12,000,000.00 from where the cap was in 2016. For a little historical perspective on how the salary cap has moved over the last several years, check this out:
NFL Salary Cap:— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) March 1, 2017
0 increase 4 yrs 09-13
$44M increase last 4 yrs
What’s that mean for your Houston Texans? Troy Chapman, the best Twitter follow around for detailed analysis concerning the Texans’ cap situation, has up-to-date numbers in the link below.
*Updated* Houston Texans 2017 Salary Cap Space:https://t.co/wLtzUIgSxn— TexansCap (@TexansCap) March 1, 2017
The Texans could still make several moves to create additional space if they wish to do so, but right now they’re looking at about $23.47 million in cap room.