Eagles Salary Cap Tracker: How Philly can afford Davante Adams with just four moves
The Philadelphia Eagles have an exciting offseason ahead of them. This season’s free agency class is loaded, and the Eagles are in a prime position to upgrade their roster through FA alongside the 2022 NFL Draft.
As of right now, they have just $21 million in cap space, per Over the Cap, but that number is expected to double if Howie Roseman makes a few moves. Philadelphia is well known for its cap maneuvers, one of the few things most Eagles fans will admit Roseman can do at an elite level.
By restructuring four contracts, the Eagles’ can increase their cap space in 2022 by $28 million, totaling $50 million.
- Darius Slay: $11 million in savings
- Javon Hargrave: $8.9 million in savings
- Lane Johnson: $4.8 million in savings
- Isaac Seumalo: $3.4 million in savings
What’s bad about doing this is it will take away from the Eagles’ cap space in future seasons, but not by much. Philadelphia will lose $13 million in cap room in both 2024 and 2025, but this season and next won’t be affected.
Another good sign is Philadelphia doesn’t have to spend much to retain their upcoming free agents. Let’s say they bring back Steven Nelson, Rodney McLeod, and Anthony Harris for the same amount their previous contracts were worth, that only totals $12 million.
Give a bit of a buffer for other contracts, and if the Eagles need to pay these players more, they should have about $30 million to sign new players in 2022. This means Philadelphia is in a prime position to bring in players like Devante Adams, Chris Godwin, J.C. Jackson, and numerous others.
Star WR Davante Adams is reportedly asking for a MASSIVE new contract. 👀— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) January 29, 2022
Should the Eagles be the ones to pay it?https://t.co/hDQ22UcbS6
Adams’ contract is expected to be around $25 million a year, so signing him isn’t highly likely, but the Eagles have the funds to do so if they really wanted him.
NFL free agency is officially underway in a little under a month on March 14th, so it won’t be long until we see how Howie Roseman plans to improve the roster for next season.
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