Via Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings have $211.638 million in cap charges for 2020. Unless the salary cap skyrockets from $188.2 million this year by more than $23 million next year, the Vikings will have to trim layers of fat.
St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson reports Vikings CBs Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander are candidates for extensions.
"Only" $11-13million over in 2020. Not $23million.
Cap has gone up by 10-12million every single year for past 7yrs.
... 2020 could also be "Uncapped" like it was last time there was a CBA showdown
Ref: Vikes specifically and being 11-13m (lets call it 12m) over cap?
1) Xavier Rhodes. Yeah, he cant stay fit, hasnt performed well enough for long enough that hes not worth that contract.
8m saving vs the 12m over cap. 4m to find.
2) Hunter, Rhodes & Diggs all have about $7million worth of contract they could convert into other (non-cap) areas.
So, there's another potential of $21million - but thats a max value and unlikely.
But massaging - say - $10million of escalators etc wouldnt be a stretch at all.
That puts them $6m under cap.
A rookie class will cost about $8m, but 2m in cap is like finding loose change in the couch. Its there if teams want to look hard enough for at the bottom of their rosters.
On a sidenote? Its not the Cousins contract that i take issue with.
Its the Kendricks one.
Already had to convert half his salary into a signing bonus (So Vikes could sign Bradbury)
Shouldnt have tried winning that one. I dont see him as a difference maker on that D.
He's solid, sure, but hes the 6th highest paid ILB contract in the league & hes nothing like elite enough for that.
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