|Dead Cap Hit||2022 Cap hit||% of cap|
I couldn’t copy it all neatly, but here is the 2022 cap hits for their 7 highest paid players courtesy of Sportstrac. Those 7 players account for about 62% of the Chiefs entire cap. Only Kelce is under a cap friendly contract. I know they can move some money around, but these are some huge cap hits and Mahoney cap hit only gets worse in years to come.
They’re currently are about 15 million under the cap, but they only have 38 players under contract. In contrast the Pats are only 7-8 million under the cap, but they have 56 players under contract already. They also have some key free agents like Matthieu and Ingram and Reed (DT) on defense. On offense Pringle and McKinnon are free agents. Based on this cap situation, I’m thinking they can only massage the cap hits for 1-2 years before the end up in a cap situation like the Saints.