NFL player spending could top $200 million for the first time in 2016

The NFL salary cap is poised to surpass $150 million mark in 2016, according to Pro Football Talk. If that’s true, the NFL may pass another spending mark as well. Although player benefit costs are not counted against the salary cap, by factoring them in, player spending could go past $200 million per team for the first time in league history.

That’s $6.4 billion in total player expenses for 2016.

Billion… with a B.

Of course, that means that the owners will be raking in cash as well, more so that the players.

Still, the players have to be happy with that $6.4 billion figure.

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