Originally Posted by Uncle Rico
Its gonna suck to eat that dead money. What will that figure be? Does it take away from the actual cap or is it just payed to Schaub and you still have full amount of cap to sign players?
Not that I would want to start Schaub but say he performs decent in camp, the team knowing all the while they will be going with Keenum or QB drafted and still Create a small market for Schaub in the process? Saying he won't be the QB whatsoever kinda shows your hand and you lose all leverage. Im just trying to think of best case scenario obviously, but crazy things happen during camp and a team or two could get desperate for a QB
As mentioned before, cutting Schaub could cost as much as $10M of dead money. But what difference does that make if he can't play & you know he can't play? That would be like the Jags continuing to throw Gabbert out there.
Now the Texans can designate Matt a June 1st cut, then his dead money would only be $3.5M for 2014. $7M for 2015.
Keep in mind, if he is on the roster when the regular season starts, that's $14.5M against the cap.
If he's designated a June 1st cut it's only $3.5M
We'll save $7M if we cut him.