Just read this on PFT, and I'd usually submit it as a fanshot, but I think this news is a bit of higher importance.
Basically to get down to it, the folks at PFT are continuously reviewing the new CBA to find things that might be relevant to current situations, and they just found a biggy. According to the new CBA teams can carry over the unused cap space from one year to the next simply by having the owner write a letter to the league within two weeks of the end of the league year citing their intention to do so.
Think about that for a second, that means that the Bills can overspending on next year's cap by 20.9M dollars. That is a HUGE advantage when it comes to free agency, The Bills (and just about every other team that left huge amounts of money under the cap) can go out and give more money to big names on extremely front loaded contracts.
Take this scenario for example. The Bills could go out and sign Vincent Jackson to a 5 year, 48M dollar contract and have the first year pay him 15M and have the other 4 years pay him an average of 8.25M, making the deal much more manageable on the future cap as well. So if teams get creative, and smart, on how they spend they can save up one year, build threw the draft, then apply that amount to the next year in free agency and become an instant contender.
Now Nix has already stated that the Bills will spend to their cap this year. It also turns out that the Bills cap will be 20 million dollars higher than the league's cap. This should make us a very aggressive team in free agency, and could make us a considerably better team for next season.
With this development, do you think that the Bills will do big things in free agency this year?
Yes (42 votes)
No (42 votes)
Maybe, but they wont overspend on the entire 20M (71 votes)
155 total votes