The 2021 NFL salary cap floor will be dropped to $175 million, and that kind of drop in total dollars could bring wholesale changes to the Raiders next Spring.
Since taking over as general manager prior to the 2019 offseason, Mike Mayock has done a tremendous job building the Las Vegas Raiders roster up the right way. He has hit on some late round draft picks, made some suave free agent moves, and has the 2020 Raiders looking like a playoff contender.
Unfortunately, with everything going on with the world in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Raiders that he has worked so hard to build up could look a lot differently in 2021. Agreement was made for the floor of the salary cap for 2021 to be $175 million, which is going to cause a ripple affect not only in Vegas, but across the entire league.
According to Spotrac, the Raiders already have over $184 million committed to the salary cap next season, with some big name contracts having zero dead cap space. That means some big-time players could be gone when the Raiders start the new league year in 2021.
We take a look at some of those scenarios here.