So, we did the nightmare draft. What about the our dream off-season? Post your dream off-season here.
There's a couple stipulations:
- You have to adhere to the salary cap. The 2011 salary cap was $121 million. For 2012, we'll estimate $130 million. You're dream off-season can't go over that number. Here's a link to Buffalo's 2012 cap number. Use the top 51 number, which puts the current team spending at $95.3 million.
- The 2012 rookie class estimation, roughly based of the 2011 rookie first year numbers, is $11 million per year. Whoever you sign in free agency can't take the total for the team over $119 million. Otherwise, you can't sign the rookies.
- No draft pick trading to change the $11 million on rookies. Mostly because if you trade, you're likely trading up in the draft, where the contract will be bigger. To level the playing field, trades that stay draft pick-to-draft pick even out in terms of dollars.
- You can change the $11 million for rookies if you trade a pick. The pick you trade lets you go down by the value of the previous year's pick. So if you trade a second rounder, use Aaron Williams' contract number.
- All intra-draft pick trades must be within 100 point value according to the Jimmy Johnson trade value table.
- If you cut someone from the current roster, you must factor in the dead cap money.
- Don't forget to factor in $8 million in dead money.
- For free agents, if you can find their current deal numbers, include them. If not, just use the deal of the closest applicable AFC East team. The link to the Bills cap numbers also includes the rest of the AFC East.
- No insanity. You can sign Mario Williams, but his deal needs to be Haynesworth-esque. No signing Drew Brees or anyone else that obviously going to get franchised. To keep this within the realm of the real, Peyton Manning already signs with a team that isn't Buffalo prior to free agency.