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What are we going to do with the 41 million (!?) we have in cap space?

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Originally posted by CatchMaster80:
Originally posted by Fanaticofnfl:
We need to see the details on Bosa's contract to get a clear answer to this question.

That $25 million in cap space was created by restructuring Kittle and Williams partly so they could make room for Bosa. The new contract is for 2024 and beyond but I guess they could increase his salary some this year to make future year's salaries smaller.

I thought that, but after seeing his numbers and the cap space that was created with the restructures, you would think they would mention that is what the cap space was created for. But no mention of it yet. I'm thinking it's either for Aiyuk or to make a splash trade, it could be both.
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Originally posted by CatchMaster80:
Originally posted by Fanaticofnfl:
We need to see the details on Bosa's contract to get a clear answer to this question.

That $25 million in cap space was created by restructuring Kittle and Williams partly so they could make room for Bosa. The new contract is for 2024 and beyond but I guess they could increase his salary some this year to make future year's salaries smaller.

That's why we need to see the new contract details.

If it lowered Bosa's 2023 cap hit, then safe to say they're trying to keep their short-term options open.

If they raised Bosa's 2023 cap hit, then they may have front-loaded Bosa's contract to make the post-Purdy rookie contract phase more manageable.
[ Edited by Fanaticofnfl on Sep 7, 2023 at 1:23 PM ]
Probably nothing big. My guess is that this money will be used to keep the team together for the next 2-3 seasons. We still have to pay a lot of important players. While adding a top of the line edge would be terrific, I'm not sure how it would impact our future cap. It might make more sense to front loaded Nick's deal and give the team a little more cap flexibility. If we say screw it and go all-in over the next 2 seasons, then I'm hoping we can pluck Chandler Jones for a late round pick or shoot for the moon giving up a big trade package for an impact player if the right one ever becomes available before the deadline. We do have a lot of picks to trade if we really wanted to go get another game changer. We'll see if our guys pull a Rams and stack the deck in our favor for 1-2 dominant runs or if they continue to build responsibly so they can always put a contender on the field.

I will say this though. This would be the best defensive line in NFL history if we traded a bunch of picks for Brian Burns. That guy would dominate in this scheme where he gets to pin his ears back and just hunt the QB in non-stop 1v1 with no help. If our offense scores 14+ points, the game is probably over. I'd give the Panthers whatever the hell they want in draft picks if he ever became available. Our early picks are hit or miss anyway, so give me the young stud that I can pair with Bosa for the next 10 years. Obviously this will cost us players next year, but we'll be alright. The biggest negative is having no picks to find Trent's replacement. If we win this year, we better hope he still believes he has more left in the tank to give it one more go on what should be the returning superbowl favorite.
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Edge Rusher, CB or OL I think.
But who knows if Kyle doesn't try to get Cousins finally.
Originally posted by pdc20:
Edge Rusher, CB or OL I think.
But who knows if Kyle doesn't try to get Cousins finally.

Kyle ain't touching Cousins unless Brock flops
In case we need to make a mid season cmc type of trade

I think they're doing it to give them multiple options. It's a combination of creating salary cap space to make a splash move (if one comes about), if not - we roll it over and use it to extend guys and help with the situation next year. We also probably didn't save much room, if any, with nicks contract extension like we thought.
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Trade for Brian Burns
Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
Trade for Brian Burns

Can't afford Burns long term, along with Bosa, and Aiyuk, just not feasible. Plus he's upset, he wants a long term deal, likely in Bosa's area, but he ain't Bosa IMO, not as good, he's good, but not that good.

Besides, they did this IMO to front load Bosa's 2023 cap number, so we have a low 2024 cap hit, like $12M, we'll still have around $13M in cap room for this season, $8M carryover is my projection for 2023 to 2024.
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
Trade for Brian Burns

Can't afford Burns long term, along with Bosa, and Aiyuk, just not feasible. Plus he's upset, he wants a long term deal, likely in Bosa's area, but he ain't Bosa IMO, not as good, he's good, but not that good.

Besides, they did this IMO to front load Bosa's 2023 cap number, so we have a low 2024 cap hit, like $12M, we'll still have around $13M in cap room for this season, $8M carryover is my projection for 2023 to 2024.

He may have been joking, but the only possible situation would be a rent-and-flip scenario where we trade for him just to have him play 2023 and then trade him to another team for most of what we gave up for him initially. This is what the Rams tried to do with Khalil Mack IIRC.
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