NFLPA Announces 2016 Salary-Cap, Franchise-Tag and Transition-Tag Numbers

February 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL Players Association announced the salary-cap, franchise-tag and transition-tag figures for the 2016 season Monday.  
Albert Breer of NFL.com passed along the tag numbers:
The salary cap will be a record $155.27 million per team. 
The franchise tag figures, in particular, are interesting, as they'll likely play a major role in whether several prominent players hit free agency or are given the tag by their teams. 
Perhaps the most interesting case will be Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, who could earn $19.9 million on a franchise tag and $17.6 million on a transition tag if he and the team don't agree to a long-term contract extension. That would give the team another year to evaluate Cousins and determine if he's a franchise quarterback, albeit at a significant cap hit for the 2016 season.
Adam Schefter of ESPN already reported that Washington will tag Cousins before the Tuesday deadline, with Ian Rapoport of NFL.c...

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