The trading deadline for the NFL 2020 season is finally over, which means that aside from injury or surprise free signing, the list is largely set for the rest of the season. That means it is now possible to begin to envisage some sort of precisely what things will be like in terms of salary limits for teams during the season as well as for the 2021 season. currently in transaction term acquisitions such as the addition of Carlos Dunlap to the Seattle Seahawks, this is a real first chance to see what their cap will look like in the future with new acquisitions.
Therefore, using the 2021 projected limit number for Seahawks from OverTheCap.com as the starting point, the OTC currently predicts Hawks have $ 19,118,752 in limited space for 2021. That number assumes Salary limit drops from current $ 198.2 million to $ 176 million as a result of revenue loss related to the lack of fans in the stands due to the pandemic, so if the limit falls The less the team has, the more space. Also, the $ 19,118,752 figure before taking into account the bounty for the $ 3 million squad Dunlap will owe on Thursday of the tournament year if the Seahawks don’t release him, which means if he stays on the roster. , The Hawks will have approximately $ 16.1 million of cap space available.
However, $ 16.1 million in confined space is based on the team having only 34 contracted players, meaning that to fill the roster for the season they will need to add at least 17 additional players. minimum wage. With the rookie minimum wage for the 2021 season set to be set at $ 660,000 next season, filling out a list of players with that minimum wage would require an additional $ 11.2 million allocation. la space is limited.
Once that money was taken out of the previous $ 16.1 million, it left $ 4.9 million in limited space to become a free agent. Of course, it does not take into account the professionally ranked portion of signing the bounty for the players who have drafted, which for the Seahawks is not a huge number this season. With the Hawks holding only one pick in the first three rounds and potentially just four Day 3 picks, it would likely not need more than $ 400k to cover team draft picks, let’s say the team selects late in the rounds.
Calculation for those draft options put the team in about $ 4.5 million within the limited available space and from that number the team would need to cover the salaries of the players on the training team, as well as the salaries of injured reserve players. If the pandemic is over to the point where the returning teams bring only 12 players on the training team, then it will need a minimum of $ 1.877 million for the training team, while if everything is still not resolved and The NFL again employs 16 people. Group practice, then a minimum of 2.502 million dollars is needed. Depending on which of these numbers is used, the team will be left with between $ 2 million and $ 2,623 million of limited space, which is an amount that is unlikely to include the limited space needs of team for the Injury Reserve for the 2021 season.
For those who like to visually show these numbers, here’s what it looks like in tabular format.
Current Seahawks limited space forecast for 2021
|Adjusted||Adjustment amount||Cap Space|
|Adjusted||Adjustment amount||Cap Space|
|Starting point||N / A||$ 19.1M|
|Rewards list Dunlap||3 million dollars||$ 16.1M|
|Fill out the roster||11.2 million dollars||4.9 million dollars|
|Select a draft||$ 400k||4.5 million dollars|
|Practice team||$ 1,877 Millions- $ 2,502 Millions||$ 2 million-$ 2,623 million|
So, in short, it all means that the team is more likely to make moves to free up space, whether by freeing the player, restructuring the contract, or through signing a contract with players to reduce the amount they have to pay against the 2021 season cap. That would be needed because that minimal amount of space limited currently includes only Tre Flowers, Ugo Amadi and DJ Reed under contract in place. wing-back, and inside the attacking line, none of the Mike Iupati, Jordan Simmons or Ethan Pocic were contracted for 2021. Simmons, which is set up as a limited freelance worker, so his ability to return can be assured through the use of RFA bidding, but even that would require a lot of gender space. term over a minimum contract and there may be some tough options for the team in the offseason when it comes to squad building for 2021.
For now, however, after winning the San Francisco 49ers last place in Week 8, the Seahawks head east to take first place Buffalo Bills in Week 9.