Off the top of my head:Curious, which teams are actually going to be in cap trouble next next spring? I’ve looked at the projected cap space but it obviously doesn’t factor in who needs to be resigned and for how much.
Not OT I think if there are many “cap casualties” around the league the pats are in good shape to capitalize
Yeah, but it’s allegedly even more critical now due to Brees’ $36M cap hit, amongst other players as well..they’ve been going “all-in” the past few seasons now..Isn't NO always "in cap trouble" ?
I dunno how much longer Brees is going to be around. But, yes, he's used up lotsa cap in recent years. But even with Brees out - their soft schedule (and TB v KC this weekend) makes me think they have that division warpped up.Yeah, but it’s allegedly even more critical now due to Brees’ $36M cap hit, amongst other players as well..they’ve been going “all-in” the past few seasons now..
Saints set to enter salary cap crisis in 2021 and several cap experts are unsure how they'll escape itNew Orleans likely wasn't preparing for a pandemic to impact how the NFL sets the future capwww.cbssports.com
Jason La Canfora writes that the Saints are facing a massive salary cap deficit to make up in 2021 and league salary cap experts don't see an easy way out. The NFL Management Council currentlynfltraderumors.co
Would like to see Alabama center Landon Jackson be one of our draft choices.There is definitely going to be a slight downward adjustment in salaries next year. Not much, but the Pats should be in good position. Though they are going to tie up money with JC Jackson and with Thuney. I expect both of them to be signed to long term deals. Hopefully, they can get Jackson for a 5 year deal and Thuney on a 3 or 4 year deal. I fully expect them to draft another center in the draft regardless of whether they bring back Andrews or slide Thuney over. Personally, I'd slide Thuney to center and put Onwenu at LG with Herron/Cajuste/Draft pick battling it out for the RT position. I've not seen anything to make me believe that Thuney wouldn't be an All-Pro center if the Pats moved him there full time.
I expect that Eleumenor, Andrews, White, Butler, and Wise to sign contracts with other teams that will be part of the compensatory pick equation. There could be others like Calhoun who may or may not slip into the equation. Hopefully, the Pats can bring back Byrd, Guy and Carl Davis as well as Thuney and Jackson.
Add Butler , guy and folkWhatever happens, BB must keep Andrews, JC and Byrd - in that order. It seems sure that Thuney will leave this time for big $. Gilmore might also be gone without a team friendly restructure. And Byrd is what Cooks and Dorsett were supposed to be - so keep guys that get the system!
Isn't Kenny Stills already a free agent?There are plenty of notable WR free agents heading into the off season:
I wouldn't mind doing a Buffalo and double dipping here, leaving our draft picks for a QB and then focusing on defence with the rest.