According to reports, the 2017 NFL salary cap will be a bit less than commissioner Roger Goodell anticipated it would be.
At the annual Super Bowl news conference, Goodell said the cap was “projected to increase by $15 million a club” which would have put the cap at roughly $170 million.
A league official has said the actual salary cap for 2017 will be $167 million.
Salary cap set at $167 million, according to a league official.
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) March 1, 2017
If that number stands true, the Detroit Lions will have about $31.4 million in cap space at this moment.
Annual salary cap per team under new CBA
2011: $120.375 million
2012: $120.6 million
2013: $123 million
2014: $133 million
2015: $143.28 million
2016: $155.27 million
2017: $167 million
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) March 1, 2017
Nation, where do you think the Lions should spend their money?