NFL Salary Cap History

NFL CBA: Cap HistoryNFL CBA: Cap History

A look at the history of the salary cap for each year of the NFL.

Year Cap Maximum Cap $ +/- Cap % +/- Highest Team Cap Lowest Team Cap Highest Player Cap
2022 $208,200,000 $25,700,000 14.08% Jacksonville Jaguars
$230,190,916
Cleveland Browns
$182,096,441
Ryan Tannehill
$38,600,000
2021 $182,500,000 $-15,700,000 -7.92% New York Jets
$205,736,640
Seattle Seahawks
$172,703,125
Russell Wilson
$32,000,000
2020 $198,200,000 $10,000,000 5.31% Indianapolis Colts
$231,385,518
New York Jets
$182,498,749
Dak Prescott
$31,409,000
2019 $188,200,000 $11,000,000 6.21% San Francisco 49ers
$220,650,341
Kansas City Chiefs
$166,507,002
Matthew Stafford
$30,700,000
2018 $177,200,000 $10,200,000 6.11% San Francisco 49ers
$199,312,951
Indianapolis Colts
$144,247,844
Jimmy Garoppolo
$37,000,000
2017 $167,000,000 $11,730,000 7.55% Carolina Panthers
$176,672,311
New York Jets
$146,126,320
Joe Flacco
$24,550,000
2016 $155,270,000 $11,990,000 8.37% Oakland Raiders
$165,508,096
Cleveland Browns
$131,395,141
Eli Manning
$24,200,000
2015 $143,280,000 $10,280,000 7.73% New York Jets
$153,010,332
New York Giants
$128,321,422
Drew Brees
$23,800,000
2014 $133,000,000 $9,400,000 7.61% Buffalo Bills
$147,684,870
New York Jets
$118,345,094
Ndamukong Suh
$22,412,500
2013 $123,600,000 $3,000,000 2.49% Kansas City Chiefs
$136,631,412
Washington Redskins
$107,385,220
Eli Manning
$20,850,000
2012 $120,600,000 $225,000 0.19% Kansas City Chiefs
$144,411,474
Washington Redskins
$114,988,369
Dwight Freeney
$19,035,000
2011 $120,375,000 Miami Dolphins
$132,332,873
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
$87,617,399
Mark Sanchez
$17,228,125
2010 Uncapped
2009 $123,000,000 $7,000,000 6.03%
2008 $116,000,000 $7,000,000 6.42%
2007 $109,000,000 $7,000,000 6.86%
2006 $102,000,000 $16,500,000 19.30%
2005 $85,500,000 $4,918,000 6.10%
2004 $80,582,000 $5,575,000 7.43%
2003 $75,007,000 $3,906,000 5.49%
2002 $71,101,000 $3,696,000 5.48%
2001 $67,405,000 $5,233,000 8.42%
2000 $62,172,000 $4,884,000 8.53%
1999 $57,288,000 $4,900,000 9.35%
1998 $52,388,000 $10,934,000 26.38%
1997 $41,454,000 $701,000 1.72%
1996 $40,753,000 $3,653,000 9.85%
1995 $37,100,000 $2,492,000 7.20%
1994 $34,608,000