(NEW YORK) — The NFL salary cap is increasing in 2022, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano. 

Graziano tweeted the new number is expected to be $208.2 million, an increase of 14% compared to this season’s salary cap of $182.5 million. 

If revenues call for a cap higher than $208.2M in 2022, excess revenues would be used to pay back the $17 million in player benefits that were canceled as a result of the COVID-19 amendments the league and union agreed to last July. (more)

— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) May 26, 2021

In another tweet, Graziano said those player benefits were supposed to be paid back after 2023, according to a July 2020 agreement.

The 2019 NFL salary cap was $198.2 million 

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