Monday Money Matters

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Over the past few weeks, I have written in this space about how the NFL operates on a use-it-or-lose-it basis in which Cap room left over from the previous season cannot be carried over – meaning a team that does not eat up all its Cap room is potentially hurting its ability to compete the following year. I detailed the ways teams carry over Cap room using the necessary tactic of inserting phony incentives into a player’s contract at the end of the season so that the incentive counts on the Cap when negotiated but is credited toward the next year’s Cap when not earned (think 7 touchdown passes or 5 blocked punts, etc.).
….Over the past few weeks, I have written in this space about how the NFL operates on a use-it-or-lose-it basis in which Cap room left over from the previous season cannot be carried over – meaning a team that does not eat up all its Cap room is potentially hurting its ability to compete the following year. I detailed the ways teams carry over Cap room using the necessary tactic of inserting phony incentives into a player’s contract at the end of the season so that the incentive counts on the Cap when negotiated but is credited toward the next year’s Cap when not earned (think 7 touchdown passes or 5 blocked punts, etc.).