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The NFL salary cap system is the best designed and implemented in the world across any sport. It would suck to see it go. I can barely stand the mainstream attention big market teams get as it is now, can't imagine how tedious it would get when they're all actually good teams thanks to their buying power.
Please, if there was no salary cap we would easily be a top 5 team every year
And why???? Because it wouldnt be a fair playing field. Winning a superbowl with a cap would be alot harder then winning without one for the rich teams. Therefore if you win with the salary cap your team deserves alot of credit and respect. Part of the reason the NFL is better then alot of other sports is because of the salary cap which gives an even playing field.
Really? You think it's a good idea that the number one overall pick is automatically the highest paid player? You're kidding, right? The NBA got the salary cap right.
What the hell has that got to do with the salary cap? That's related to the CBA. The NFL salary cap system is indeed the best. It is a hard cap that works, punishing teams who overspend (well, when there isn't a freebie spike like we recently had anyway). The NBA allows teams to go over the cap any time they want as long as the team is whilling to pay for it, plus the contract system is a total mess, where players are acquired in trades entirely for salary cap reasons.
It wouldn't be the same as baseball, as most of that disparity is due to certain teams owning their own broadcasting channels. I don't think teams like the Packers, who's season ticket list is several decades long, would suffer all that much. That said, the current system helps keep owners who just eat shared revenue investing in their teams, and it would certainly be more difficult without a standard to hold everyone to.
I like the cap, it creates a situation where winning is a matter of being smarter with your money, not just simply having more.