We have been following the Bucsnation have been following the Revis Story closely over the past month or so in hopes of scoring one of the perceived best players in the last 10 years at the position. We have seen Bucs fans radically argue on both sides saying that Revis would put us in cap hell and prevent us from signing our own players and others saying the Revis would be that piece we need to make a run in the playoffs. I thought I would go beyond the shouts from the mob and look at the numbers and what I saw was very telling. It is possible to sign Revis and our own players with absolutely no cuts.
For Brevities sake I only laid out the next 3 years of Cap information.
-I based Freemans Contract numbers on Tony Romos, whose new contract is to the tune of 17 million a year.
-I based Williams Contract numbers on Amendolas, whose new contract is to the tune of about 6 million a year.
-Gerald Contract was actually just an educated guess, it could be higher or lower.
|Salary Cap||Salary Cap||Salary Cap|
|TOP 51 est|
|Add Revis||Add Revis||Add Revis|
|New Top 51||New Rollover||New Rollover|
|Effective Cap||Effective Cap|
|Free Cap Space||Free Cap Space|
|Free+will Re-Up||Gerald Re-Up|
|Effective FA space||Effective FA space|
I already know what you are going to say, that puts our numbers in a very tight situation and you would be correct. We would be riding very close to the effective cap during these years and it would more than likely result in some cuts to players making quite a bit more than they should. Guys like Michael Koenen (3,250,000) and Connor Barth (3,150,000) or even team favorite Davin Joseph (6,000,000) because hes injured so often.
These cuts could also be avoided if we tried to go the San Franciso or Seattle route and got a rookie qb and let Freeman go.
Personally, I Want to see the late 90s early 00 version Bucs back with stifling Defense, and let Freeman go in hopes of getting a game manager/rookie QB.