No doubt a lot of good conversation here concerning the cap. However, a couple points. First, we don't know what next year's cap (cat made some reference) is going to be ( I anticipate 180 mil or maybe even higher) and the fact that whatever we don't spend this year we will be able to roll over until next year. So I think it is more important how deals are structured rather than just the amount of the deal ( also important just secondary in my opinion). You know the funny thing...back when Marty was originally hired, his strongest asset was that he was a numbers guy...oh well.
Go Panthers, let's lace them tight and get to work.
We still don't have the Turner cap figures. This is getting frustrating, but I believe it's around $11 million per year. Charles Johnson (WR) is going to save us a littler over $1 million by letting him go. Delaire's savings are minimal. We are right now at $18 million under the cap. If the $11 million is correct on Turner, that's only going to leave us $7 million left.
Looking up the annual cap bump trend, expect about at $12-13 million increase next year. If that is correct, that would put the cap right at $180 million. Let's just say for argument sake we are assuming no deals are made until next off season (BIG assumption) and we would be $7 million below the $167 million cap limit now (at $160 million), that would put the team $20 million below the cap in this scenario.
That ain't a lot when you are talking about re-signing 4 starters which also happens to include two veteran captains, all but one are former first rounders and playing at a high level!!! Add in any free agents and rookies, yep, that cushion gets eaten up in a hurry.