2017 NFL Free Agency: How Much Cap Room Does Each Team Have?
Taking a look at the cap room that each team has at the start of 2017 NFL free agency.
2017 NFL free agency promises to be an incredibly intriguing period. Not only is the open market full of both a wide variety of players and talent levels, but there are also teams that have big needs that could set the market in a weird way. NFL free agency this offseason could be one of the wildest rides in recent memory. Perhaps the biggest factor in that is the salary cap space that teams have to work with.
Unsurprisingly, teams like the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers enter the offseason with the most cap room. Both teams have endured a bit of a fire sale as of late and purged their roster to start massive rebuilds. Thus, it makes sense that they’d have as much cap room as they do. However, there are also teams like the New England Patriots that have a ton of room to go with a ton of impending free agents after winning Super Bowl LI.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Dallas Cowboys have some maneuvering to do as they are already over the cap as NFL free agency will begin. However, the Tony Romo saga has yet to full play out, which could drastically change the landscape for Dallas.
So we know where every team stands, here’s a look at the cap room each NFL team has entering NFL free agency (via Overthecap.com):
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- Dallas Cowboys: -$12,468,063
- New York Jets: -$7,968,138
- Kansas City Chiefs: $724,707
- Philadelphia Eagles: $9,842,349
- Baltimore Ravens: $15,387,844
- Buffalo Bills: $19,880,833
- Los Angeles Chargers: $20,231,314
- Minnesota Vikings: $21,414,218
- Atlanta Falcons: $22,425,713
- New York Giants: $22,691,686
- Houston Texans: $24,396,261
- Seattle Seahawks: $27,501,374
- New Orleans Saints: $29,557,284
- Miami Dolphins: $29,915,292
- Denver Broncos: $31,904,799
- Arizona Cardinals: $32,106,989
- Detroit Lions: $32,797,575
- Pittsburgh Steelers: $36,763,733
- Los Angeles Rams: $37,438,280
- Oakland Raiders: $39,931,487
- Green Bay Packers: $40,995,981
- Cincinnati Bengals: $43,220,339
- Carolina Panthers: $47,405,761
- Chicago Bears: $51,632,252
- Indianapolis Colts: $54,238,812
- Washington Redskins: $55,921,921
- Jacksonville Jaguars: $59,769,709
- New England Patriots: $61,132,426
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $61,926,718
- Tennessee Titans: $62,389,464
- San Francisco 49ers: $78,688,264
- Cleveland Browns: $106,539,421
Again, just because teams have a plethora of cap room doesn’t mean they’re making any big moves in NFL free agency. However, this is how the landscape of the league looks entering such a lucrative time in the NFL year.