Originally Posted by Corrosion
Sure doing these things helps the cap situation today , for this season .... but what about the future impact of those actions.
It inflates the cap figures of each of AJ , JJo and Smith for those future years.
What are you going to do next season ... when you have Cushing hitting free agency or a couple years down the line when JJ Watt reaches FA - He's going to cost big bucks to retain (MW money?)
You can only put off paying guy' (cap hits) for so long .... eventually you have to bite the bullet.
Heading into next season, we are in great cap shape... Watt is two years out and Cushing is next season... correct. However, large contracts are coming off the books or entering the last year (easy to cut) of a lot of guys:
That group, as is, will count about $28 million against this year's cap. Next year, if allowed to expire or cut (OD, Manning have one more year under contract), the total amount of dead money would be only $3.25 million: that's a net savings of $25 million.