Where do the Chicago Bears rank in salary cap health according to PFF?

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Before you assume that the Chicago Bears are ranked near the top here, it must be pointed out that when creating these rankings, Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus (PFF) took not just 2023 into consideration, but he looked at the next three years of salary cap space.

Not only that but when determining the salary cap of each team, PFF created five categories — active draft capital, effective cap space, total prorated money, top-51 veteran valuation and 2023 UFA valuation. Rankings in each of the five categories plus using the league average to create a deviation in each category is how Pro Football Focus created their overall rankings.

The data and spreadsheet nerds of the world are loving this right now. Pro Football Focus weighted each category to help reflect their importance towards the salary cap and roster construction. This is why some of the better teams in the league are near the bottom of the rankings while some of the rebuilding teams are not at the top. To read more about how PFF created the rankings, check the full article out here.

Pro Football Focus ranks the Chicago Bears 19th in salary cap health

When it is all said and done, Pro Football Focus gave the Chicago Bears the 19th-best salary cap health in the league. Now, it should be pointed out that Brad Spielberger is a Bears fan, but I don’t believe he’s being biased here at all. I’m not going to say anything else about him, you can be the judge if you are familiar with his work. That said, you know how I feel about PFF.