Cleveland Browns have NFL’s highest cap carryover

Cleveland Browns offseason. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cleveland Browns will be carrying over $30.4 million in unused cap space for the 2021 season, which is the most in the NFL

If the Cleveland Browns wanted to go all-in for the 2021 NFL season, they have the ability to do just that. The league recently announced the salary cap floor — which is the minimum teams have to spend on their players — and it’s a little higher than expected.

That number ended up being $180 million, which is up from the $175 million that was predicted. While we wait for the final cap numbers, the increase here is encouraging, to say the least.

Even more encouraging is the fact that whatever the cap is, Cleveland will have an additional $30.4 million to spend this season due to carry over from unused cap space in 2020. So the Browns, who are already ranked 10th in cap space — according to — will now have more to play with since they’re the top team in terms of carryover.

For Cleveland, this could be huge. They’re fresh off an 11-win campaign which included a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs. While they did end up losing in the following game, they were defeated by just five points in their game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kansas City went on to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, meaning the Browns were able to go toe-to-toe with the best team in their conference.

Now, they could look to load up their roster and go for it all in 2021. They have been linked to some high-profile free agents such as J.J. Watt, which could help in such an endeavor.

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Whatever they decide to do, the front office has once again put this team in a position where they can contend both on the field and in the free agency market.