MAJBobby Posted January 30 Share Posted January 30 (edited) Edit one: All cap numbers are now updated IAW with the Official Cap announcement at. 224.8M at 1457 30 Jan 2023 OK here we are I took a break on the Position Group to do a cap ticket one. So that way everyone has a little cheat sheep for the Bills Cap Health and tickets that they do have. I will get back to the position groups, I just wanted to take a little break having already done the WR/TE and OL (which IMO are the two biggest need position groups). The standard disclaimer: I use SPOTRAC (primarily) sometimes will use OverTheCap as well for the salary and contract information. I will also use profootball reference (primary) for stats. Also this isn’t meant to be a complete wrap-up of the past season but more so a look at in the future, obviously I will look back at times to talk about how I see the future. So here we go … Financials: Contracted players: 50 (SPOTRAC shows 52 but that includes Phillips Void and Saffold Void) with a cap hit of $241.768M Cap Space (top 51): -20,517,462M (Cap Announced causing this adjustment) (edited in after official number was announced) Cap Tickets (restructure candidates) – Before I get into this I will also put would I do it after the writeup. I have personally requirements to make a restructure, 1. Is the player sub 30 years old, 2. Is there at least 2 years left on contract. 3. Will I be guaranteeing new money (this tends to make me say No to the restructure). Josh Allen, 27 yrs, 2023 Cap 39.772M, - Ok with him it looks like there is 27.5M (base) 8.47M (roster bonus) that are fully guaranteed. So, he has 35.972M guaranteed this year against that CAP hit of his. So we could absolutely do a restructure here. I will run it out for max cap savings, however Bills could elect to do less than what I do here. If you make his Base 1M and make the Roster and Base Salary Signing Bonuses to prorate out. I an push 34M into the out years. He has 5 years outside of this one. But I think for Simple restructure they must account for allocation this year as well. So 34M/6 = 5.67M. So that type of restructure would make Allens Cap hit this year – 10.47M (Saving 29.3M). Not including the Roster Bonus as part of the restructure and only including the Base makes hit Cap at (18.2M) with saves (21.1M). *I would do this fits my criteria. Stefon Diggs 30 yrs, 2023 Cap 20.277M – This one is a little harder, there is a 7.8M Base and 250K in bonuses that could be restructures. That would lower his cap hit to 14.4M (saving 5.6M). There are years left to support he proration – 4, the issue is next year it really looks like that is when this contract was set to do something with when he has a base of 18.5M and the out year right now is after the 2024 season. *I don’t think I am touching this one for only a 5.6M savings at this point. Von Miller 34 yrs, 2023 Cap 18.615M – Here is mainly the restructure of his 13.5M roster bonus as his base is already low. So if you take that guaranteed roster bonus make it a signing bonus and pro-rate out, it doesn’t affect anything else with his contract, out year remains the same. You can make his new cap hit at 7.637M and saves 10.864M. *I would do this. Tre White 28 yrs, 2023 Cap 16.223M – This contract has triggers to it. Essentially his entire base guarantees on March 22nd 2023. Reason I mention this is those triggers make the 8.6M base guaranteed, and it important because they will trigger there is no savings with Tre on a release (adds 6M in dead). So now that makes that base salary restructure capable. He would have 3 years of contract to pro-rate any restructure over the 3 years. This would bring his cap number down to 10.3M and saves 5.88M against the 2023 cap. *I probably only do this if I need another 5.88M for an impact signing, I don’t like restructuring an injured player, I would like to see if he fully regains form next year before doing anything here. Dion Dawkins, 29 yrs, 2023 Cap 14.824M – We are in the out years of Dawkins. We could get out of his contract for a 2M savings this year, so if we do anything to this contract we will be hurting that flexibility. There is no guaranteed month left on this contract, so the Dead money is all prorated signing bonus, and the restructure bonuses from his restructure last year. Here you can reduce his cap down to 8.2M and see a 6.3M savings. *I would not touch this contract. Matt Milano, 29 yrs, 2023 Cap 13.34M – Even with his restructure last year there is a 4.66M savings if cut. He has a 3.5M guarantee trigger on 19th March, of his base salary. Issue with this contract is only 2 years left and 2 years of void years (carrying dead money from his restructure in 2022). Can do a simple restructure here as well and drop his base to 6.4M and saves 6.5M against the cap. *I think the right move here is an extension or something like that over a restructure, put some money on those Void years instead of just dead cap allocation. Absent addressing the contract length and void years, I would not touch this contract unless necessary. Those are really the Bigg (over 5M in savings) tickets. Other Restructure contacts are the following (over 2M savings.) Hyde – 4.3M savings T. Johnson – 2.5M Savings D Jones – 2.7M Savings Extension Matt Milano, 29yrs - as referenced above I would do an extension here, two years left and 2 void years, there is a way to redo this which would likely lower this years cap hit by about 6M, and puts hit actual on contract to play for the next 4 years, instead of 2 and 2 void. I left it alone for this thought game. Ed Oliver, 26 yrs, 2023 Cap 10.753M, an extension here could lower this cap hit between likely 2 to 6M depending on structure. That could free max on an extension of call it 7.5M. * I would do this. So if I only touch the 3 cap tickets I mentioned (Allen, Miller and an Oliver extension) I will save 47.7M against the cap. And not take on really any long-term financial risk at this point. That would make the Current Cap Space (top 51) at 27.2M. Allocate 5M conservative for Draft, that should give about 22.2M to play around in UFA. That is more than enough to bring in 2-3 top end players. Next up back to the Position groups with RB then QB, then I will head to the Defense. Past Writeups: State of the Franchise (23 Jan) Offensive Line (23 Jan) WRs/TEs (26 Jan) Edited January 30 by MAJBobby 3 8 13 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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