The NFL salary cap was set at $121.5 million last season.
The NFLPA, which is currently negotiating a new contract, has said that number will be $1.1 billion by 2022.
The league has a $6.2 billion cap next season, which would make the cap in 2022 a whopping $7.2 million higher than it was in 2022.
But the league has been negotiating a cap increase since last year, so the final number could end up higher.
Now, the NFLPA is calling for a raise in that number.
“We have been told the league’s new collective bargaining agreement will raise the salary cap to $1 billion in 2022,” the NFL’s legal department said in a statement.
“That is a raise of over 20 percent from the previous cap of $1,072 million.
This raises the total salary cap by $1 million.”
There are many players in the NFL who have been underpaid.
Here’s a look at a few players who are getting the shaft.1.
DeSean Jackson, WR Philadelphia Eagles: $5.25 millionIn 2019, Jackson had a season-high 661 receiving yards, but that number dropped to 561 yards in 2020 and 561 in 2021.
In 2022, he had only 541 receiving yards.
The Philadelphia Eagles also have to make cuts this offseason, so Jackson is in line for a contract that would be worth around $5 million, which he’s owed from 2019 through 2022.
Jackson has said he wants to be paid more.
“I am going to fight to be a part of that,” Jackson said during a Q&A on Wednesday.
“Hopefully I can make the team.”2.
Antonio Brown, WR Pittsburgh Steelers: $6 millionIn 2020, Brown had 1,957 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns.
In 2021, he averaged only 2.8 yards per reception.
Brown also has to make $8 million in the offseason, which means he’ll be paid around $6,800,000 in 2022 for his work with the Steelers.
Brown will likely get the same deal he got last year with the Browns, but the cap will be a little higher, and he’ll probably be paid a lot more than he was in 2019.
Brown’s deal is worth around half a million per year, which will put him on pace to make more than $20 million this season.3.
Arian Foster, RB Houston Texans: $8.25 to $10 millionIn 2021, Foster had 963 rushing yards, which was the third-most rushing yards in a season behind Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson.
Foster’s numbers dropped to 865 yards in 2022, but his average of 3.6 yards per carry was his best in years.
The Texans could use some help on the offensive line, and Foster will be one of the better players on the roster.4.
Reggie Bush, TE New York Giants: $9.25 per seasonIn 2021 and 2022, Bush had 4,944 receiving yards for the Giants, which led the NFL.
In 2020, Bush was the most productive tight end in the league.
In 2019, Bush led the league in receiving yards per game (4.7) and had the fourth-most receiving touchdowns (19).
The Giants have a lot of money left on their cap, and Bush will get a bigger deal.
He’s expected to make around $12 million for his performance in 2019 and $13 million in 2020.5.
Odell Beckham, WR New York Jets: $10.5 to $11.5 per seasonThe Jets have a $27 million cap this season, but Beckham was expected to receive $15 million for 2017 and $16 million in 2018.
In the last few years, Beckham has been under the salary scale for the entire duration of his contract, but he was set to receive a $15.5-million raise in 2019 to $20.5 in 2020 before the contract was restructured in 2017.
Beckham is expected to get a $10-million increase in 2019, which puts him on track to earn $13.5M in 2020, $14M in 2021 and $15M in 2022 after he’s already earned $13M this season and $14.5MM in 2021, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.6.
Chris Hogan, DE Miami Dolphins: $12.5mThe Dolphins have a cap of around $70 million, and Hogan will get $12M per season from Miami for the rest of his career.
Hogan is in the final year of his four-year, $30 million contract with the Dolphins.7.
J.J. Watt, DE Pittsburgh Steelers (tie): $13mThe Steelers signed Watt to a four- or five-year deal in 2018, and the Texans, Texans, Titans and Jets also signed Watt in that same time frame.
Watt is a three-time Pro Bowl defensive