NFL free agency has come and gone and that means lots of player movement around the league.
This certainly impacted NFL playoff odds, and NFL odds in general, for next season.
All this also means analyzing the salary cap for teams, especially for those who do not have much cap space available to spend on free agents. The more money allocated to a player at one position typically means less at others.
While not nearly as high as quarterbacks and wide receivers, tight ends still account for some pretty big salaries.
What is George Kittle’s New Cap Hit?
George Kittle is arguably the best tight end in the NFL and is the highest paid, but he doesn’t have the highest cap hit at the position for 2022.
The 49ers restructured his contract this past offseason, so he now has a cap hit of $7.7 million, much lower than the previous $16 million.
In 14 games in 2021, Kittle totaled 71 receptions for 910 yards and six touchdowns. His best season came in his second year, 2018, when he recorded 88 catches for 1,377 yards and five touchdowns.
What is Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce’s Cap Hit For 2022?
While Kelce is right up there with Kittle in terms of being one of the best tight ends in the league, Kelce will have an $8.9 million cap hit in 2022.
The 32-year-old just recorded his sixth straight 1,000-yard receiving season and had nine touchdowns, two shy of a career-high.
Kelce is signed in Kansas City through the 2025 season, but this is the last year his cap hit is in the single digits. It will jump to $14.7 million in 2023 and top out at $18.7 million in the final year of the deal.
Full List 2022 NFL TE Cap Hits
|Tight End||Team||Cap Hit|
|Hunter Henry||Patriots||$15 million|
|Jonnu Smith||Patriots||$13.7 million|
|Mike Gesicki||Dolphins||$10.9 million|
|David Njoku||Browns||$10.9 million|
|Dalton Schultz||Cowboys||$10.9 million|
|Mark Andrews||Ravens||$9.7 million|
|Travis Kelce||Chiefs||$8.9 million|
|Tyler Higbee||Rams||$8.1 million|
|George Kittle||49ers||$7.8 million|
|Kyle Pitts||Falcons||$7.5 million|
|Nick Boyle||Ravens||$7 million|
|Darren Waller||Raiders||$6.8 million|
|T.J. Hockenson||Lions||$6.5 million|
|Mo Alie-Cox||Colts||$6.3 million|
|Logan Thomas||Commanders||$6.2 million|
|Zach Ertz||Cardinals||$4.8 million|
|C.J. Uzomah||Jets||$4.7 million|
|Will Dissly||Seahawks||$4.6 million|
|Marcedes Lewis||Packers||$4.5 million|
|Chris Manhertz||Jaguars||$4 million|