By Tony Softli
Through my travels for the Alliance of American Football I’ve had multiple conversations on planes, in grocery stores and even pumping gas with NFL fans, football junkies and several draft-nicks. With NFL Free Agency right around the corner, the excitement is building as their teams decisions makers lay out the 2019 blue print and start the roster building process.
The major question as Free Agency approaches, what will the 2019 Salary Cap top out at. NFL announced last week the 2019 Salary cap is $188,200,000 per club. All clubs must be in compliance prior to March 13th at 4:00 p.m. EST.
If a club has a 2018 cap savings they are permitted to push any remaining cap dollars from past league year to the upcoming new league year. NFL clubs are required to notify the NFL League Office following the clubs final regular season game of funds moving forward.
NFL G.M.’s have two avenues to procure talent first Free Agency and second the yearly NFL Draft. Managing the salary cap is critical in order to keep your core players, manage your big name players while rotating the young rookies in and the old vets out. The NFL off-season movement is here and it’s about to get crazy.