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Revis Indicative of Bucs Future

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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.

PLAYER POSITION 2,013 2,014 2,015
Josh Freeman QB 9,760,000 17,000,000
Dan Orlovsky QB 620,000
Adam Weber QB 405,000 495,000
LeGarrette Blount RB 1,750,000
Brian Leonard RB 715,000
Doug Martin RB 1,542,620 1,851,144 2,159,668
Michael Smith RB 496,287 586,287 676,287
Erik Lorig FB 1,000,000
David Douglas WR 480,000 570,000
Vincent Jackson WR 3,272,000 12,432,000 12,202,000
Kevin Ogletree WR 1,250,000 1,350,000
Chris Owusu WR 480,000
Eric Page WR
Steve Smith WR 780,000
Tiquan Underwood WR 715,000
Mike Williams WR 1,534,562 6,000,000
Nate Byham TE 555,000
Tom Crabtree TE 775,000 825,000
Drake Dunsmore TE 405,000 495,000
Zach Miller TE 630,000
Danny Noble TE 480,000 570,000
Luke Stocker TE 673,172 763,172
Ted Larsen C 1,323,000
Cody Wallace C 630,000
Jeremy Zuttah C 4,375,000 4,000,000 4,250,000
Roger Allen G 555,000
Davin Joseph G 6,000,000 6,000,000 7,000,000
Carl Nicks G 3,072,000 9,357,000 10,107,000
Desmond Wynn G 485,000 575,000
Demar Dotson OT 2,000,000 2,000,000 2,000,000
Derek Hardman OT 630,000
Jamon Meredith OT 800,000
Donald Penn OT 6,333,333 7,733,333 7,833,333
Mike Remmers OT 405,000 495,000
Da'Quan Bowers DE 1,051,537 1,226,793
Markus White DE 555,000
Adrian Clayborn DE 2,239,136 2,612,325
Lazarius Levingston DE 555,000 645,000
Aaron Morgan DE 555,000
Ernest Owusu DE 405,000 495,000
Daniel Teo-Nesheim DE 1,323,000
George Selvie DE 715,000 715,000
Richard Clebert DT 405,000 495,000 585,000
Gary Gibson DT 1,000,000
Corvey Irvin DT 405,000
Derek Landri DT 1,500,000 1,750,000
Matthew Masifilo DT 480,000 570,000
Gerald McCoy DT 10,916,250 13,190,000
Jonathan Casillas LB 1,400,000
Jacob Cutrera LB 620,000
Lavonte David LB 789,030 946,836 1,104,642
Mason Foster LB 759,374 885,936 711,725
Najee Goode LB 531,725 621,725
Adam Hayward LB 1,257,000
Joe Holland LB 405,000 495,000
Dekoda Watson LB 645,455
Anthony Gaitor CB 568,404 658,404
Danny Gorrer CB 630,000
Leonard Johnson CB 482,500 572,500
Myron Lewis CB 862,525
James Rogers CB 405,000 495,000
Keith Tandy CB 510,150 600,150 690,150
Eric Wright CB 1,500,000
Sean Baker S 405,000 495,000
Mark Barron S 3,287,273 3,945,273 4,602,273
Ahmad Black S 601,685 691,685
Dashon Goldson S 9,000,000 9,000,000 8,000,000
Cody Grimm S 1,216,875
Nick Saenz S 405,000 495,000
Connor Barth PK 2,300,000 3,150,000 3,300,000
Nate Kaeding PK 620,000
Chas Henry P 555,000
Michael Koenen P 3,250,000 3,250,000 3,250,000
Andrew DePaola LS 495,000 495,000
Andrew Economos LS 620,000
TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL
111,155,906 98,596,577 91,474,093
Salary Cap Salary Cap Salary Cap
123,000,000 129,000,000 135,000,000
Rollover
11,711,722
TOP 51 est
99,298,203
Add Revis Add Revis Add Revis
Revis CB 15,000,000 15,000,000 15,000,000
New Top 51 New Rollover New Rollover
114,000,000 20,000,000 6,000,000
Effective Cap Effective Cap
149,000,000 141,000,000
Free Cap Space Free Cap Space
35,000,000 34,500,000
Free+will Re-Up Gerald Re-Up
23,000,000 11,000,000
Rookies Rookies
6,000,000 6,500,000
Effective FA space Effective FA space
6,000,000 17,000,000

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.

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