Originally Posted by Kaylore
The new CBA requires each team to spend almost all of their cap. They no longer have the option of being cheap. Someone is getting that money.
That is next year.
And while it requires the teams to spend more the collective amount is 89% of the total cap value across the league. IIRC. So that would mean that while WAS DAL SfO NYG NYJ will max out some of the smaller market teams like DEN KC BUF may not even have to get to 89% of the cap value.
Now I could be wrong. But that was how it was explained by one of the talking head during the announcement of the new CBA.
The 11.5 we could carry over to this year would have been about right at 10% of last years cap value. If the cap value was 114 or so.