Top 20 Cap Increases from 2013 to 2014

March 4th, 2014 by Michael Ginnitti
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USA TodayMike Wallace currently accounts for 11.4% of the Dolphins 2014 salary cap.

While NFL franchise continue to trim, poke, prod, restructure, and re-sign their roster during the short waiver period leading up to March 11th free agency season, we’ll revisit a look at the Top 20 NFL Cap Increases from 2013 to 2014. These are generally players who signed a maximum contract prior to the 2013 season, with minimal salary and cap in the first year, that comes full circle in year two or three by way of roster/option bonuses, or just a general spike in salary.
 

Notable Points

  • Five of the twenty players listed are quarterbacks shouldn’t surprise you, but having four wide receivers on this list might.
  • Mike Wallace’s $17.25M figure is 11.42% of the Dolphins current salary cap.
  • Carl Nicks has played only 9 games in the past two seasons in TB.
  • Charles Johnson + Greg Hardy hold a combined $29.5M, or 21.25% of the Panthers cap.

 

Top Cap Increases

Player Pos Team 2013 Cap 2014 Cap $ Chg % Chg
Mike Wallace WR MIA 3,250,000 17,250,000 14,000,000 431%
Jay Cutler QB CHI 10,370,000 22,500,000 12,130,000 117%
Ndamukong Suh DT DET 10,492,500 22,412,500 11,920,000 114%
Vincent Jackson WR TB 3,272,000 12,432,000 9,160,000 280%
Percy Harvin WR SEA 4,900,000 13,400,000 8,500,000 173%
Antonio Cromartie CB NYJ 6,520,000 14,980,000 8,460,000 130%
Carson Palmer QB ARI 4,000,000 12,000,000 8,000,000 200%
Joe Flacco QB BAL 6,800,000 14,800,000 8,000,000 118%
Dwayne Bowe WR KC 4,000,000 12,000,000 8,000,000 200%
DeMarcus Ware DE DAL 8,092,443 16,003,750 7,911,307 98%
Matt Ryan QB ATL 9,600,000 17,500,000 7,900,000 82%
Charles Johnson DE CAR 8,740,000 16,420,000 7,680,000 88%
Brandon Carr CB DAL 5,432,000 12,217,000 6,785,000 125%
Mario Williams DE BUF 12,400,000 18,800,000 6,400,000 52%
Chris Long DE STL 8,550,000 14,900,000 6,350,000 74%
Carl Nicks G TB 3,072,000 9,357,000 6,285,000 205%
D’Brickashaw Ferguson LT NYJ 5,588,665 11,698,665 6,110,000 109%
Ike Taylor CB PIT 5,882,401 11,942,404 6,060,003 103%
Lawrence Timmons ILB PIT 5,816,260 11,816,260 6,000,000 103%
Aaron Rodgers QB GB 12,000,000 17,900,000 5,900,000 49%

 

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