endzoneview wrote:Who is expendable for the Bears in 2020?
When does Mitch get paid?
Firstly seen some weird numbers. Bears proj 4.4million over cap
. Not 20. Not 24. Not anything else.
Anyone who has a different figure isnt doing this properly. The fact Sportrac cant even understand its ONLY THE HIGHEST PAID 51 PLAYERS WHO COUNT VS CAP should make anyone wary of any number from there. In CHI's case, that means theyve added 9 million to their cap figure erroneously & straight off the bat
So, hard to take them seriously or look any further (GIGO)
Would suggest ppl use a site where they actually know
how cap works (theyve written a book most reporters use to understand cap
. Ive got a copy. Its good.) and is (one of many) sites Sportrac plagiarises for their contract info:overthecap.com
(then click on the 2020 tab)
Secondly, CBA year, so there might not even be a cap and league goes "Unrestricted cap" (like last time). Even if they dont? Theyve increased the salary cap by 10mill per season, each season, for past 5, iirc?
So either way, the first thing to note is: Even if they cut noone? I highly doubt theyre over cap next year.
All that ^^ being said? Here are the quick and dirty cuts.
L.Floyd - 13.2million (Underperformed)
P.Amukamara - 7million (31yo CB)
C.Patterson - 4.75million (Its Cpattz, innit)
T.Gabriel - 2.5million (Replaceable)
M.Davis - 2million (Inj prone RB: Monty, Cohen, Kerrith etc)
^^ Theres 30+million in cap space.
Took about 5 minutes. All replaceable. Not painful.
- Floyd the "big" name, but hes a full 16 games removed from the 2yrs that made him look like a tier 1 edge, so that price tag isnt justified atm (#42 edge in 18). Maybe a reneg'd deal would be best for both? But a repeat of 2018 would make him an extremely likely candidate.
- Despite age, would actually like to see Amukamara re-neg'd vs cut more than Floyd. Still good. Should still have a season or 2 in him, but will depend on his expectations, Floyds 2019 perf (if its an either or) & his own 2019 performance.
Dunno why Raiders fans would think Bears are gonna implode, but then they said Davis was too poor to pay signings for players too (AB, Trent Brown, Lamarcus Joyner, Tyrell Williams etc etc)
Trubisky? They could re-sign him now. If they believe in him (I dont, but thats up to them - not me)
With a year left at $9m next year (2020), i dont see why Trubiskys agents would accept less than that & i cant see how, even a really backloaded and bonus/ signing converted contract, would lower that enough.
So, cant realistically see an easy route for a deal in 2019 - even before allowing for the comfort level of commitment from CHI vs production to-date.
CHI will have their 5th yr option with him - if they want to exercise it - so theyve got him 19, 20, 21 (5th yr) & 22 (Franchise*) if they like (*Barring any unforseen changes to the franchise tag in next CBA)
As such, im not sure this is a discussion thatll be had till, at earliest, 2020.
There may be some wiggle room between his 9mill/ 2019 cap number and the closer $22+mill/ 5th yr would be - especially if he udnerperforms in 19 &/or 20.
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