The salary cap, as expected, is about to go up. WAY up. Somewhere in the $200 million per year range. But that doesn't mean that suddenly teams can just go nuts on signing a bunch of players. Effectively, this changes little in the long run. Only a small window of semi-opportunity will be there. Players won't view this as a chance to get more players under the cap. They'll view it as chance to make a lot more money individually. Truth is, they don't care about each other when it comes to money. They just want bigger piles for themselves, which is perfectly understandable. This just means the top players will make a lot more money now. Patrick Mahomes is probably looking at $60 million per year soon. Positional players will just make 50% more than they sign for these days. The end-of-the-roster guys will still make minimum, but that will also be raised by a certain percentage. Probably around $1.5 million a year. The cap increase will just adjust the relativity of salaries, not the freedom for teams to sign more star players. It'll provide immediate relief for some teams that are in bad shape with the cap. Of course, the cap can still be manipulated in numerous ways to pretty much sign any player you want to. It's a false cap in that sense; it gives owners a built-in excuse to explain to their fan base why they don't spend more money, when actually, they can if they really want to. Just basic economics.