Despite a host of scandals, missteps and subsequent backlash, the NFL made a lot of money in 2014. And by a lot, I mean a ridiculously stupid amount. It's truly disgusting. Just thinking about it makes me want to move to the jungles of Costa Rica, work my way into a group of capuchin monkeys and quit watching this God-forsaken sport.
Given the league's financial success, and given projections for even more success in the near future, it should come as no surprise that budgets are going to increase yet again next year: The salary cap will be set at $143.28 million for 2015, according to Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo, up roughly $10 million from 2014.
In addition, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports Atlanta's adjusted cap will be $146,248,815. Though it's unclear exactly how much the Falcons have on the books right now, they figure to be a little more than $30 million under the ceiling.
Undoubtedly, Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli have the funds to get creative this summer.