Post by AlexM on Mar 22, 2020 12:51:20 GMT -6
I was just thinking how Pace maybe got us into some sort of cap hell/dead cap situation with all the pricey FAs and throwin away picks...
But lets see if thats really the case. Spotrac was my source.
Start with QBs, usually most expensive position.
Although we have 30mil this year for Foles and Trubisky, we are totally free next year, as we dont have any dead cap for any of them. Of course, Foles contract could continue for 20mil/y.
RB - similar situation, only RB we have signed for next year is Monty for only 1,1 mil
WRs - hopefully we extend ARob soon, a 3y contract sounds good to me. But he is also an FA next year, as well as Cordy. Miller, Wims and Ridley could be here but only take 3,5 mil combined.
TE - Graham could be a 3 mil dead cap hit if cut and Burton half of that, but a lot of mil could be saved here.
OL - this is where it gets a little more expensive, more tied money. Leno hopefully ups his game and no need to cut him cos he would be 5mil dead cap hit. On the other hand, Massie could be a casualty cos he would be half of that hit and would save almost 7mil in cap! Whitehair will be here, as well as Daniels. Others are FAs.
DL - also pricey. Hicks hopefully we want to keep thru next season too, but if not he only has 1,5 mil dead cap and 10,5 mil relief! Goldman is young and good enough to keep and Quinn is here to stay if theres no trade.
LB - Same thing as for Quinn goes for Mack. Here if not traded (or restructured somehow). Danny T will be here, Smith also, Igy too. A lot of money invested here at these position, probably only half-cripling for us - 38 mil combined.
Secondary - Fuller has 20mil contract with 9mil dead and Jackson has 13,mil with 7 dead. Hopefully both here to stay. Skrine has 6 mil with 3 mil dead, so probably here too if he shows decent game. All others are minor contracts or FAs.
As a conclusion, we have about 150 mils tied for next year. Including starting RB, 1 WR, 3 OLs, complete DL and LBs, and no.1 CB and S.
With cap going up we are talking about a lot of flexibility. A lot of holes, but also a lot of flexibility!