Rams to roll over $5.6 million in salary cap space from 2020

Cameron DaSilva

There’s a lot of uncertainty about the salary cap for the 2021 season after the NFL and its teams suffered significantly in the financial department this season due to the pandemic. The salary cap could drop to as low as $175 million next season, which would be down from $198.2 million in 2020.

The Rams will be in rough shape, sitting more than $23 million over the cap if it’s set at $175 million. But they will be able to carry over some money from this season into the upcoming offseason.

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Rams will roll over $5.67 million in cap space from this season to next. That’s right in the middle of the league, with 15 teams rolling over more cap space than Los Angeles.

Todd Gurley will still count $8.4 million against the cap in 2021 due to his dead cap hit from when the Rams released him last offseason. That’s a significant amount of money to pay a player who’s not going to be on the roster, but the Rams knew what they were doing.

Jared Goff has the biggest cap hit on the team next season at $34.6 million, followed by Aaron Donald ($27.9 million), Jalen Ramsey ($22.5 million) and Cooper Kupp ($14.5 million). Navigating free agency will be difficult for the Rams this coming offseason.