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Yeah I agree that'll be a tough pill to swallow but it looks like after 2023 his cap number will be manageable and after 2024 we can cut him with little loss. Why I feel that is a pill I'm willing to swallow cuz a manageable 2024 and beyond means we will be free of deam money and more likely to resign Diggs and Parsons. If I understand it correctly. Not gonna lie some of you guys are better with the salaries than I am so if I'm wrong let me know.
I dont profess to know anything about the dark arts of NFL bonus', however, how i'd describe the effects of this deal:
- we get the CAP relief 2022 (free up $13m)
- 2023 CAP still reduced from previous $29m down to 26.
- there's now the realistic ability to restructure in 2023, if necessary as his CAP in 2024 is just 16m
- there's the safety valve of the Void year in 2025.....however only use that in times of desperation - *Red Alert* - we are already taking a $21.8m Void CAP hit in 2025 to pay Dak NOT to play for us.
I am one of those that worried about the 2022 and 2023 CAP ever since Dak's contract was signed. The CAP issue was real, however, we've hit the jackpot here as Tank has taken one for the team and now can at least spend an additional ($15, after draft monies), this could well increase with a similar arrangement with La'el (I imagine that's why we shopped him...."nobody wants you La'el? about a restructure") and depending on the draft Schultz as well.
Kudos to Stephen for at least working with the player, not capitulating, playing hard ball nor being intransience towards negotiating.
DOUBLE Kudos to Tank, he took the sensible option that benefitted both himself (guaranteeing him money) and team (and us fans)....it also shows that he wants to play for us, which is priceless.