Posted Mon Feb 13th by Monty
The Denver Broncos ended their 2011 season with $27.88 million in cap room, the 2nd largest number in the league, according to a ProFootballTalk report. Translation: they spent less on their payroll than 30 teams in the NFL last year.
That being said, they ended the season of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs. The Steelers had the league’s largest payroll, with remaining cap space of only $506,000.
That’s a difference of $27.374 million.
That’s coaching and execution. Props to head coach John Fox, Fox’s staff, and every player for rising above financial expectations.
Also worth noting: the Broncos can (and should) elect to rollover that leftover $27.88 million into their 2012 cap limit with the new CBA, giving them a lot of flexibility this offseason.