Understanding Salary Cap Inflation

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SALARY CAP INFLATION AMOUNTS TO GRADUAL THEFT

We can’t stress this enough. Read more about how this works below.

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In 2011, the highest paid RB made $14.2 million per year.

A full 7 years later...

In 2018, the highest paid RB only made $14.4 million per year.

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The salary cap in 2011 was $120.4M, which means, at $14.2M, the top paid RB represented 11% of the total salary cap.

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Fast forward 7 years to 2018, the salary cap increased by nearly $57M to $177.2M, a 47% jump from 2011.

However ...

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While the salary cap inflated by 47% during that period, the top of the RB market only experienced a 1.4% increase, resulting in the RB share of the salary cap dropping from 11% of the cap down to 8%.

This dynamic isn’t commonly understood when evaluating contract values.

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SWAY demystifies the salary cap and ensures you’re protected against disproportionate inflation. In other words, if the cap goes up, your pay should follow suit.

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