The answer, it turns out, is more than a few percent of the NFL’s annual revenue.
That’s according to the latest numbers from the National Football League Players Association, which includes all players, and the Associated Press.
The league made an estimated $1.5 billion from the playoffs last season, a figure that will increase to $2.4 billion in 2021 and $3.1 billion in 2022, according to league figures released Wednesday.
The AP provided the numbers to ESPN.com as part of a new initiative to make the data public.
The NFLPA also released the 2017-18 salary cap figures, showing the total amount of money the league is obligated to pay each team this season, as well as the percentage of that total that will be paid to each team by 2021.
The AP provided a breakdown of how that amount will be split among the 12 teams.
The salary cap is determined each season by the NFL and the union.
If there’s an agreement, the cap is raised and the salary cap automatically goes up in line with the increase in revenue, regardless of the result of the regular season.
The cap also can increase during the postseason, if a team fails to meet a certain salary cap threshold.
If the salary floor is reached, teams have to pay the same amount to the other team in a new cap.
In the last two seasons, the salary ceiling has been raised by $6 million to $58 million.
Last year, the ceiling was raised by another $6.5 million to an estimated total of $60 million.