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Cap Space Will Rise for the 2020 Season. What Does it Mean for the Eagles?

With a season that currently feels like world's biggest and longest rollercoaster, some fans and media are putting blame for the Eagles 6-7 record on Howie Roseman. Those who blame him feel that his drafting skills have been subpar, and the team now lacks depth because of that. One thing everyone can agree on though is that Roseman is a magician when it comes to handling contracts and making sure the Eagles are never pinned up against the cap ceiling.

Fans will be happy to hear that the NFL informed its teams of the projected salary cap numbers for 2020, and they will increase significantly.

The Eagles were projected to have about $40 million in cap space in 2020 before this news. With this increase, the Eagles could start the offseason with about $48M-$55M in available cap space per Over the Cap (and that already includes all the recent extension Roseman just handed out).

The team could use this extra money to give Malcolm Jenkins the salary increase he has been wanting since Training Camp, or maybe even a contract extension for Zach Ertz. Or some of that ~$50 Million could go towards their pending free agents, which include: Nigel Bradham (club option), Rodney McLeod, Ronald Darby, Nate Sudfeld, Nelson Agholor, Vinny Curry, Tim Jernigan, Jordan Howard, Corey Clement, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Jalen Mills, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, and Cameron Johnston. However, it is easy to forget that the team needs to have cap space for their draft picks. The Birds are expected to have 10 picks heading into the draft, and where those picks are located, the team will need to save ~$10 Million in cap space for their draft picks.

With the way the cap situation is unfolding, the Eagles might end up having a decent amount of money this offseason to spend in Free Agency if they so desire.


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