Links

These are links to other great cap resources around the web, many of which were invaluable in my own cap education.

Inside the Cap

This was a blog of JI Halsell, who I first started reading when he wrote briefly for Football Outsiders¬†under a now-defunct section named “Under the Cap.” His analysis of some of the more interesting contracts of the 2006 CBA is probably the best cap writing I have seen on the web so far, and it’s a shame that he’s not keeping that site up any more. If I’m lucky, I’ll have blog posts that match the quality and depth of his.

EaglesCap.com

Active since 2008, Bryce Johnston has kept a very clean, organized, and well-informed site breaking down the Philadelphia Eagles’ cap situation. A must-see.

NY Jets Cap

This site keeps tabs on all four AFC East teams and their cap situations, plus has years worth of very well written articles, explanations, and discussion.

Update: Even better, he now runs a site called Over The Cap, which is a spectacular one-stop source of Cap data and analysis.

Ask the Commish

A fantasy site’s Q&A written with the 2006 CBA in mind that is a good place to start out. It’s much less verbose and a great introduction to many cap basics.

TTB’s Inside the Cap

Similar to the previous site, this too was written for the 2006 CBA. It is in much greater detail and has some wonderful explanations and examples of things that aren’t really applicable anymore but are interesting nonetheless.

The Busine$$ of Football

Andrew Brandt, a former Packers VP, lecturer at Wharton, and now current ESPN columnist, used to write frequent columns on his site, NationalFootballPost, many of which addressed contract and cap related topics. He isn’t around as often but his archive is still worth your time. His written explanation of why the Colts HAD to cut Peyton Manning was one of very few articles that made sense from the beginning and stood out in a sea of misinformation, opinions, and arguments.

ProFootballTalk

You probably already check this site fifty times a day, but I can’t not link it. Mike Florio’s site is useful for much more than news and rumors. He spends most of his actual writing time investigating and offering [well informed and mostly excellent] opinions on business matters like revenue, contracts, and the cap. Always worth a read.

Spotrac

This site lists every team, player, and salary breakdown.

This information is NOT always entirely accurate, but for most purposes, it’s useful and will give you what you need. It’s worth a bookmarking, but much like Wikipedia research, it’s responsible to do deeper research elsewhere if you’re really trying to make sure you’re right about something.