Small Market Teams Will Have Lots of Cap $$$ to Play With
The NFL salary cap is projected to be $120 million for the 2011 season. Teams will be required to spend 90% of that figure, or $108 million.
The Jets and Giants have little room to play with. Both will be over the floor before the free agency begins. In fact the Giants are over the cap altogether.
As per BusinessInsider.com:
There is a great deal of money out there to be spent. And with the free agent frenzy set to begin next week, some of it will be thrown in that direction. But don't be surprised if several of teams hold some money back to keep their teams strong for years to come.The team with the most to spend: Tampa Bay, who is $59.2 million under the cap. There are eight other teams that are at least $20 million under. Of those teams, only Buffalo is a divisional rival of one of the locals.
Endorsement Opportunities Opening Up for Vick
Last month, Michael Vick was re-signed by Nike to a lucrative endorsement deal. His past is his past according to all. We knew it wouldn't be long before others came to his doorstep.
Vick has inked a deal with Double Eagle Holdings, the parent company of Fuse Science who produce energy products in a dropper package and an anti-inflammatory treatment called EnerJel.
"I thought Fuse was an excellent opportunity as far as what they bring to the table," Vick told CNBC's Darren Rovell this week. Whoever said being infamous is more profitable than being famous wasn't lying.
NFL.com is Forging the Future of Football Media Convergence
With just about everyone is trying to break into the electronic media with some angle on NFL football, it turns out that the leader in innovation is none other than...NFL.com. Brian Rolapp, the CEO of NFL Media is a man with a vision and the resources to see it through to fruition.
While other top NFL executives have spent the off-season tied up in the tedium of the labor lockout, Rolapp--a cherub-faced 38-year-old--spent it looking ahead to the NFL's next great frontier: the convergence of videogaming, mobile computing and social media. "This is where you get growth," says Rolapp.Agreed. Rolapp gets it. He is creating an all-inclusive, one-stop shopping web destination. Who wouldn't want the Walmart of football websites? I would like to mention that we had this idea first, except our quarter got stuck in the machine...