The NFL's money pie just got a bit bigger.
Several executives from the NFL believe the salary cap will jump from $123 million in 2013 to around $130 million in 2014 for a five-percent increase, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday. The executives are working off the projected $130 million when organizing their offseason plans. ESPN first reported the news.
The extra $4 million will also be beneficial for some teams trying to keep or extend their own players. The Carolina Panthers are a perfect example.
Gettleman did a stellar job pillaging the secondary free-agent market last offseason. Adding an extra couple million dollars could give similar-minded general managers the ability to add solid veterans late in free agency while still paying their top-end players a premium.