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NFL salary cap could drop by $70 million per team next season?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by zekecowboy, Jul 18, 2020.

  1. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Most teams already have more than $120 guaranteed $ committed in 2021. There’s no getting out of legally binding contracts with guaranteed $. So that means most owners would be paying players 10’s of millions to NOT play football just to get under this self imposed salary cap. That’s cutting your nose off to spite your face.
  2. JJHLH1

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    A couple of seasons ago didn’t Jeff Heath have to fill in as the place kicker for a game? It was funny for a while but I agree that a season filled with that kind of play would get old quickly.

    This season will be interesting for sure.
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  3. Section446

    Section446 Well-Known Member

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    Good, will virtually ensure we get rid of average Dak.
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  4. Aviano90

    Aviano90 Go Seahawks!!!

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    Maybe we can keep below average Opie and win the salary cap championship. If we can stay just north of the salary cap floor Jerry can pocket some extra cash, invaluable in a declining economy. Can’t wait for that Forbes most valuable sports franchise to come out. It should be soon and the Cowboys are going for their 5th straight title!
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  5. iceberg

    iceberg rock music matters Zone Supporter

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    back to billionaires arguing with millionaires about money all so people who can barely afford a family of 4 to go to a game can go see them play.
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    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Bye to more players not just Dak.
  7. doomsday9084

    doomsday9084 Well-Known Member

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    Just so we remember, the cap is roughly 50% of revenue. What this is saying is that revenue is expected to drop by $140m per team next year (or about for round numbers). When you look at the $70 million per team cap reduction, that is already with the owners taking a $70m hit.

    The cap IS going down. The owners aren't just going to eat a $140m per team loss. I have no idea how you even manage that. A lot of the cap hits were already paid. You can't just cut everyone's salary. Every team would likely be way over that number.

    As far as Dak, man his agent is an idiot. He would have been much better off to take a huge signing bonus and put it in his pocket than deal with getting murdered next year. Dallas won't be able to give him the $37m tag and no team will have enough capspace to offer a huge contract. France is a freaking moron and cost multiple of his clients massive amounts of money because he didn't read the papers.
  8. Williamsboys

    Williamsboys Well-Known Member

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    I looked into my crystal ball and what did I see..
    A worldwide pandemic coming after me...
    Jerrah gave out big contracts to Coop and EE..
    Now there's no more money, 8-8 again we'll be.
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  9. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    Seems like the best option but so many deals have been done based on cap continuing to grow
    3 years of steady cap is gonna change things for players and teams
    Salaries may actually drop
  10. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Well-Known Member

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    billionares didnt get to be that way by always losing large amounts of money
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  11. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    Doubt contracts already done would be effected but sure hurts a guy about to be a free agent next year or two if it stayed the same 2-3 years
    Teams won’t have as much money to spend which could cause lots of one year deals or players not getting as much
    Market value would go down
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  12. fivetwos

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    Right, because the team that signs him wont have that same cap restriction?

    Or maybe he just wont play. If so, it doesnt end there.
  13. ChuckA1

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    Well, now the players will get to see why the owners make so much money. It's in times like this that only the owners' revenues will drop. I seriously doubt that players are let go as most are under contract. Now, we'll see.
  14. Adreme

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    The owners are not going to let their money drop. All that is going to happen is borrowing against future cap years increases so that in the end the owners still come out ahead. If it needs to be 70 million to keep the cap flat that will probably suggest a relatively flat cap for the next 3-4 years.
  15. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    Yes, for the most part, it was given to them, but that's a different debate.

    I'll also say that they didnt sustain it by being dumb, and purposely putting themselves in a spot where every team needs to cut half its roster and replace them with UDFAs while tons of talented players sit unsigned...would be exactly that, because it would devalue the product by obscene amounts.

    Wont happen.
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    Poor reporting.

    She added in the salary cap part.
    Maurice Jones said each team could lose an average of 70 mil.

    That does not mean the cap would drop by that amount.

    The league has the ability to smooth it out by “borrowing” from future cap increases.
  17. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    The league doesn't want to do that because it would be giving the players free loans. The owners would be taking the whole hit. What owners will want is for the players to agree to a percentage of their salaries to be reduced so that they all share the hit.
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  18. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    It wouldn't be a free loan.
    They would factor in some rate and recoup it
  19. Flamma

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    This is what I assumed as well. The cap would stay relatively close to where it is now until revenues catch up. The league can't take a dramatic drop in the cap. Cutting players is not always an option as in many cases the dead cap is higher than their cap hit.

    Keep in mind that a stagnant Salcap is not good either. A lot of contracts are structured with the mindset of the salary cap going up. In just 3 years the Mahomes contract is not so team friendly anymore.
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  20. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is, it's interest free money. The league has done this before and they regret it.

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