The 2021 NFL salary cap is set. The league officially informed teams that it’ll be at $182.5 million, which is halfway through the expected range between $180 million and $185 million.
This year’s cap was obviously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas the cap had previously been rising on an annual basis, it’s down this year after being set at $198.2 million in 2020.
Still, the $182.5 million figure offers a little good news to the Philadelphia Eagles. They were previously projected to be about $31.1 million over the cap, per Over The Cap. Now they’re down to $29.1 million!
Factor in today’s news that the Eagles restructured Isaac Seumalo’s contract and the Eagles should be down to about $26.7 million over. The expected Brandon Graham and Lane Johnson restructures will further help their situation this year. (The Jason Kelce and Darius Slay contract adjustments have already been accounted for.)
In addition to restructures, the Eagles have some other moves they can make to clear cap space.