NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players.

As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league individually assessed relocation fees that will each be doled out to 31 other franchises. Those fees, according to various reports, total anywhere from $1.43 billion to $1.68 billion, or a distribution of approximately $46 million to $54 million per team. The fees are not new revenue, at least not directly; in fact, they’re a form of preemptive revenue sharing designed to account for an anticipated spike in franchise value as a result of any relocations. There is no standard formula to dictate how these fees get calculated, and the CBA specifically excludes these fees from the revenues used to determine the league’s salary cap. There is also no requirement that any owner reinvest any of the money he stands to gain from these fees into his team. If an owner so chooses, he’s free to set the money on fire and light a cigar with it. A league spokesman declined to comment.

The NFL has a specific policy that governs franchise relocations:

The Rams and Chargers, who are now in Los Angeles, were assessed anywhere from $550 million to $650 million, while the Raiders, who are shoving off to Vegas, were hit with a fee estimated to be between $325 million and $375 million. The reasons for the disparities are baked into the eight factors the league can use to determine the fees, two of which are “income streams available to the club in its new location” and “income streams historically available to the club in its previous location.” This would explain why Raiders owner Mark Davis, who is notoriously cash-poor, had to scrape together roughly half of what the Rams’ Stan Kroenke and the Chargers’ Dean Spanos had to in order to get his move approved.