A team with bad finances is going nowhere! So let's start our in-depth exploration of the game's features by talking about finances. There are 2 notions which must be understood: the Salary Cap and Cash. The game will provide you with all necessary information on your team finances.
All teams are subjected to a salary cap of $125 million. The salary cap is ceiling above which you cannot go and which represents the sum of all salaries paid to all players on the team.
Cash is the amount of money at your disposal for a season. These funds are used to pay players' salaries as well as to pay signing-on bonuses to players you recruit.
A certain amount of cash is blocked to pay salaries; the rest can be used to sign new players. When you sign a new player for your team, your salary bill will increase and more money will be blocked for salaries in cash. If the signing of a new player would push you over the salary cap, then there is only one solution : release one or more players and thus free-up funds.
At the start of each season an amount of money is paid into the team coffers. This represents your sole source of revenue for the whole season.
Here's is a sample of the kind of finances board you'll find in Front Page Sports Football: