We’ve been talking about money and this Philadelphia Eagles team for a while now, haven’t we?
As of right now, two of the NFL’s 32 teams are in the red when it comes to 2019’s salary cap. One of those teams, as you well know, is the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to Over The Cap, the ‘Birds’ are, with 13 days remaining until the season starts, $51.3 million over the league’s cap number. Keep in mind the fact that 2021’s number could be adjusted, allowing teams to spend less. After all, there won’t be any ticket sales to help these NFL owners out at all.
Now, hope isn’t totally lost. Saying goodbye to a few guys, like Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson, will remedy that some. We know Howie is also the king of restructures. Then again, that’s partially how we got into this mess with Alshon Jeffery in the first place. There’s no other way to describe this. Howie Roseman’s behaved like a kid in college who just signed up for a credit card, and now, he’s sick because the bill is due.
2021’s cap will get fixed, but he’ll ruin it again. It’s just what he does. That’s one of the reasons Malcolm Jenkins had to walk this past offseason. What? You don’t believe that Jenkins couldn’t have helped this team win, do you? Is there any reason why this team shouldn’t have been able to pay him $8 million a season for four seasons as the New Orleans Saints did?
Then again, if you mismanage the cap, there’s truly no hope, and that’s why Philly couldn’t have signed Jalen Ramsey. It’s why they can’t pay both Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, and even if they would have landed Hopkins or Ngakoue, it’s why probably why they didn’t try. There’s no money to sign them to long-term extensions even had they wanted to.