WindyCity Posted May 1, 2019 Share Posted May 1, 2019 I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the Bears cap situation now that the draft has passed and looking at possible extensions and the 2020 outlook. 2019: 17 million 2020 Cap Space: -1.5 million [after the Floyd option year pick up] This is obviously not a great cap situation and I was a little surprised that the modest moves this season ended up sapping the Bears 2020 cap the way that they did, but none the less there are some options. Extensions 2019 Spent: 11 million 2020 Saved: 1.5 million Cody Whitehair Remaining: 1 year 1.3 million New Money: 4 years 44 million/22 guaranteed Total Deal: 5 years 45.3 million/22 guaranteed Year 1: 4 guaranteed salary/ 2 SB  Year 2: 4 guaranteed salary/ 2 SB  Year 3: 5 salary/2 SB/2 roster bonus  Year 4: 8.3 salary/2 SB [10.3] Year 5: 12 salary/2 SB  Leonard Floyd Remaining: 1 year 5 million New Money: 4 years 48 million/26 guaranteed Total Deal: 5 years 53 million/26 guaranteed Year 1: 8 guaranteed salary/ 2 SB  *5 million additional subtracted from 2019 cap Year 2: 4 guaranteed salary/ 2 SB  Year 3: 7 salary/2 SB/2 roster bonus  Year 4: 9 salary/2 SB/2 roster bonus  Year 5: 11 salary/2 SB/2 roster bonus  With the extensions the Bears would be at exactly 0 cap space for the 2020 season. Clearing Space Likely [21.35 million] OG Kyle Long 8.1 million CB Prince Amukamara 8 million WR Cordarelle Patterson 5.25 million Possible [20.5 million] Taylor Gabriel 4.5 million Allen Robinson 13 million Mike Davis 3 million With the likely cuts the Bears would have 21.35 million in cap space. I do not think they will keep both Robinson and Gabriel so lets add 4.5 million make it an even 26 million. What does this mean -The Bears are going to need cheap options at RG, SS, and CB in 2020. -Danny Trevathan seems like a long shot to come back in free agency. -We need to monitor the RFA on the team RRH, Coward, Irving. The RFA tender for a 2nd round pick is 3.9 million. If RRH continues to play well, or Coward gets playing time and plays well the Bears may be best suited to try and get an extension done with them. -The Bears should extend Cohen and Jackson after the 2019 season, but they may have to backload those deals into 2023. -The Bears may have an even quieter free agency period in 2020 then they did in 2019. -Watch the young WRs, they may need to save money there. -Watch the young CBs and Ss, they are 100% going to need to save money there. -Watch Alex Bars and Coward in camp because that RG spot is going to need competition. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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