By John Glennon
The combination of salary-cap uncertainty and multiple pending free agents should make life interesting for Titans general manager Jon Robinson as the team's offseason gets underway.
The latter issue is commonplace in today's NFL, the former not so much.
NFL teams have long become accustomed to a rising salary cap every year, using it as a tool in re-signing key players or adding free agents.
But because the league lost so much stadium revenue in 2020 due to the pandemic, the belief is that the $198.2 million cap of 2020 will drop for 2021. By how much? That's the key question.
We know it won't fall any lower than $175 million, a figure that was agreed to in the most recent CBA. In fact, Pro Football Talk reported last month that the prospect of full stadiums in 2021 – in addition to upcoming TV contracts – could mean the cap stays in the range of $195 million.
It's the uncertainty at this point, though, that could create headaches for the Titans and other teams in terms of setting budgets and making decisions. The NFL salary website overthecap.com estimates the Titans as having $6.3 million currently available in offseason cap space, based on a cap ceiling of $176 million. Another NFL salary website, Spotrac . . .
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