Increased share of the revenue for the players
The last and probably most major impact of the new CBA is the increased share of the revenue for the players. According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, here are the major monetary changes from the CBA towards teams and players.
“The salary cap will be set at 47% of all revenue in 2020 (it would’ve landed at around 46.6% this year under the old CBA), and move to 48% starting in 2021, with a media kicker likely to push the total to 48.5% after the broadcast deals are done (and maybe, eventually, 48.8%).
Growth on minimum salaries had lagged behind the growth of the cap. This deal restores the minimums to pace-of-cap, will lead to an immediate $100,000 raise for those players, and a bump of $495,000 over the next three years.
A $1.5 million salary-cap exemption for veterans who’ve been with their teams for longer than four years.” All of these three changes matter a great deal to the players who especially will be impacted by them.
The New Orleans Saints could always use a rise in the salary cap since they seem to be right up against the cap every single year. It will also allow more money to be paid to players who are with teams for longer than four years, who the Saints have a lot of.