Most of the off-season’s top free agents are off the board, meaning plenty of NFL teams have been left relatively empty-handed with a whole lot of cap space still to work with.
Quality free agents like defensive end/outside linebacker Jadaveon Clowney, wide receiver Robby Anderson and quarterback Jameis Winston are still available, though. There’s 10 teams in particular that have the most cap space to work with as of Monday morning.
The Detroit Lions have a whopping $57.59 million in cap space – currently the most in the NFL. Two East Coast teams – the Buffalo Bills ($54.78 million) and the New York Giants ($52.21 million) – are next up in regards to NFL organizations with the most cap space.
A full breakdown of the 10 teams with the most cap space can be found below, courtesy of NFL reporter Albert Breer:
Per the NFL's internal cap report, Top 10 teams with most space as of this AM.
1. Lions $57.59M
2. Bills $54.78M
3. Giants $52.21M
4. Texans $49.47M
5. Browns $48.92M
6. Raiders $46.50M
7. Jets $46.39MM
8. Redskins $42.66M
9. Chargers $38.55M
10. Broncos $36.45M
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 23, 2020
It’s interesting that most of the teams included on the list aren’t necessarily considered locks to make the playoffs in 2020. Realistically, the Bills, Texans and Browns have the most playoff-ready rosters on the list.
Keep in mind though, these figures also might need updating for a few teams. The Giants, for one, have agreed to terms with a number of players who probably haven’t signed yet.
When they do, New York’s cap space will shrink considerably.