4 Options to help Philadelphia Eagles to a respectable cap number

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The Philadelphia Eagles still need talent but lack the resources to sign any.

Just in case you haven’t noticed, the 2020 season is underway but it’s hard to not take a look ahead and think about the future. There’s a definite need for the Philadelphia Eagles to add talent, but their inflated cap number hovers over this team like a dark cloud. It seems even worse now because of the Coronavirus. Teams aren’t making that ticket money. Might we see a reduced cap number in 2021?

Philly was going to have cap issues next year anyway, even before the pandemic, but now because of the lost revenue, what was originally the floor (176 million) is now looking to be the ceiling. This could potentially put the ‘Birds’ somewhere close to 80 million over the cap heading into 2021. Ouch!

There is a silver lining here, but tough decisions for both the front office and players will have to be made. Teams can carry over the remaining cap from year to year, which, for Philly, will be just north of 19 million. They aren’t out of the woods or out of that hole yet though. It’s time to use some imagination. Here are a few ideas on bringing Philly’s 2020 cap number under control.