Popular Post Jetsfan80 Posted January 4, 2020 Popular Post Share Posted January 4, 2020 A lot of conjecture on this board has suggested we have tons of cap space, and thus can once again be big spenders like Macc was last offseason. I would argue the exact opposite. Our cap space (currently $60M) will actually be fairly limited after re-signing our own, and there's not much reason to be aggressive spenders. Even after cutting the likes of Trumaine Johnson ($3M savings) and Brian Winters ($7.3M savings) that "only" takes us up to $70.5M in space. Let's say we bring back the following players, and under-estimate a bit the amount of cap dollars devoted to each in 2020: LT Kelvin Beachum: $8M in 2020 cap number OLB Jordan Jenkins: $6M CB Brian Poole: $5M G Alex Lewis: $3.5M WR Demaryius Thomas: $3M ILB Neville Hewitt: $3M S Rontez Miles: $2.5M OLB Brandon Copeland: $2.5M P Lac Edwards: $2M RB Bilal Powell: $1.5M ILB James Burgess: $1.5M That would leave us with about $30-32M in cap space. Now let's factor in the compensatory pick for letting go of Robby Anderson. Are overpaying any of the high-end potential UFA's below (positions of need only) worth giving up the late 3rd/4th in 2021? WR Amari Cooper WR AJ Green WR Emmanuel Sanders WR Randall Cobb WR Devin Funchess LT Andrew Whitworth LT Anthony Costanzo LT Greg Robinson G Brandon Scherff G Andrus Peat G Darryl Williams G Ereck Flowers G Mike Iupati G Kenny Wiggins G Michael Schofield C B.J. Finney EDGE Jadeveon Clowney EDGE Bud Dupree EDGE Yannick Ngakoue EDGE Dante Fowler EDGE Ziggy Ansah EDGE Robert Quinn EDGE Shaq Lawson EDGE Terrell Suggs EDGE Michael Bennett EDGE Jabaal Sheard EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul EDGE Bruce Irvin EDGE Mario Addison EDGE Vinny Curry EDGE Markus Golden EDGE Barkevious Mingo CB Chris Harris CB Jimmy Smith CB Bradley Roby CB Aqib Talib CB Ronald Darby CB Logan Ryan CB Jonathan Joseph CB Darqueze Dennard CB Eli Apple CB Jimmie Ward Not a very inspiring list, even if one were to assume ALL of the above hit free agency. Really the only one I would personally be interested in is Bud Dupree. No other UFA would be worth giving up the compensatory pick. Thus, I think we should go bargain shopping in free agency this offseason. There's no reason to spend "just to spend". You end up with holes on your roster either way. 6 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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