I appreciate any comments. Positive or negative. If you notice anything incorrect let me know so I can adjust. I am going to update this as I go along. I have not yet included a Draft because it is WAY TOO premature.
Ownership - ABD - Anyone But Diddy. I really have no opinion on who I would like to buy the team. That said, I have heard rumblings about possible new ownership moving the team outside of Charlotte. I do not think this is wise. I think the ACC would quickly remove their championship game from Bank of America.
GM - Again, I cannot pretend to know the ends and outs of what it goes in to run a team. That said, I would not mind if we brought Marty Hurney back. Although I think new ownership might want a new face.
Coaching - I was not a fan about the Norv Turner hiring, but what is done is done. Let's hope for the best. Looks like Steve Wilks is going to stay. I am not a huge fan of his either. Too much zones and untimely blitzing. I think his system needs a stronger secondary, which we are lacking. I was hoping the DA would retire and move into coaching for our team. It is still a possibility.
Current Cap Space - According to Over the Cap we have $21,360,591 in cap space (middle of the pack) for 2018. I am not sure if this includes the 2018 season cap projection to rise to $178,000,000 or not.
Ryan Kalil - saves $7,500,000. Aging, injured, and just not worth that pay day.
Jonathan Stewart - saves $3,750,000. See above.
Russell Shepard - saves $2,150,000. Not reliable. The only plays I remember from him outside his week 1 touchdown were bad plays.
Charles Johnson - saves $3,500,000. Thank you for your time, but no where near worth this money, and I do not even want to see him take a paycut. Right now he is worthless on the field.
Wes Horton - saves $1,200,000. We will look to FA/Draft for more DE.
Fozzy Whittaker - saves $1,150,000. Just not worth the $. Can find 100s of guys just like him.
Kevon Seymour - saves $630,000. I mentioned him and Sanchez of the lesser guys because it is time to move on.
Zack Sanchez - saves $555,000. See above.
Maybe cut a few others, but this brings our cap to $39,395,591.
Restructures - Just now learning more about this, but apparently we can only save so much on the cap by a restructure. These guys need to restructure.
Matt Kalil - saves $345,000.
Kurt Coleman - saves $1,342,500. I could see him actually being cut, but it would leave us too big a hole at a top hole.
Captain Munnerlyn - saves $723,333. We save nothing by cutting so we have to restructure and cut next year.
I am sure a view others will. Maybe Davis takes a paycut in his final year to work toward a Super Bowl. Saving $2,066,178. Gives us $41,461,769 to spend on our guys and FA.
Andrew Norwell - the #1 priority this offseason is extending Norwell. Turner received a 4 year $45,000,000 deal. I expect Norwell to ask for the same if not a pinch more. I would give him the same deal. Can load his up with All-Pro incentives since he has already reached that and makes sense.
Julius Peppers - Final year for Pep. Him and Davis retire together. 1 year $3,500,000. $500,000 signing bonus.
Kaelin Clay - 2 year/ $2,000,000.
Damiere Byrd - 2 year/ $2,750,000.
Tyler Larsen - 4 year / $17,500,000.
Michael Palardy - 3 year / $6,500,000.
Notable non-resignings: Gano, Star, Bersin, Anderson (thinking he might retire and move toward coaching). Spend about $25,000,000 towards next year's cap on our current roster resignings.
Free Agent Targets - Right now I am just going to list some targets. I do not expect us to target anyone extreme.
WR - Allen Robinson, down year + injured season could lead to a smaller deal. Terrelle Pryor, disappointing season could make for a steal. Paul Richardson, guy is a burner.
S - Morgan Burnett, I will spend the money any pay a premier S. Eric Reid, affordable.
Draft - TBA