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Minimum Cash Spending for 2020

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Over The Cap founder and capologist Jason Fitzgerald wrote an article earlier this week about the minimum cash spending that teams are going to be facing this year. As it is, every 4 years teams must meet a requirement for spending which requires them to spend 89% of the cap. This year is one of those years, along with being the last year of the CBA. His states the 4 year threshold is $651M and only 5 teams have yet to hit that mark (Colts $43M below, Cowboys $45M, Ravens $47M, Chargers $48M and Bills $53M)  Ravens only have $26 million in cap space and the Chargers have exactly $48 million. 

https://overthecap.com/minimum-cash-spending-in-2020/

Fitzgerald also mentions that when Andrew Luck retired that the Colts could have asked for Luck to return millions in bonuses paid just before his retirement announcement but didn’t, and then signed Brissett to an extension worth $28 million in new money. He says (and I agree) that this was done because of this cash spending rule. 
 

He also points out that with the uncertainty of the CBA talks that teams might not want to make long term commitments to players so the Colts might look to one year reclamation projects (like Funchess) to hit the mark. 

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Will be interesting to see how it plays out. If this results in improvements to our team then it'll be alright.

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