The NFL's salary cap is expected to rise to $130 million in 2014.
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.
This has its good points and its bad points. The Jets will now have a little more money to spend than anticipated. The rest of the league will have exactly as much.
I don't think this impacts the Jets as much as it does teams strapped for cap space. The Jets would have a lot of cap room no matter what. This might mean an extra role player, however, which could prove helpful.