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This was posted in another thread. It shows the information of how I came to those numbers.
Originally Posted by Bmore Manning
Denver rolled over 26 million into the Salary Cap in 2012, this made our Cap Total $147.26 Million of money available to be spent, which includes salary and bonus. Denver spent around $137.53 Million this season.. which means there’s about $10 million dollars of Cap Rollover into next season.. this is where I got my $10 Cap Room Number. That’s just rollover money, so this puts the spending mark limit around $131 Million roughly.. the Salary Cap is projected to be about $121 Million for 2013.
Now here is the intricate part which I said requires some pretty extensive research.. below is a list of the players under contract for the Denver Broncos heading into the 2013 NFL season and THEIR SALARY.. take note that this does not reflect the total salary cap number, because it does not include bonuses. I am not privied to what teams pay out for in bonuses prior to the season.. we know that there is typically a signing bonus associated with most contracts, and this guaranteed money gets prorated over the contract for several years. This is why when you go on spot tract you are only able to see Cap Hit for 2012.. in will say Salary, Signing Bonus, Other Bonus.. these numbers added up are what give you your Cap Hit for the year.
Manning $20 M
Dumervil $12 M
Bailey $9 M
DJ Williams $6 M
Kuper $4.5 M
Dreesen, Prater, & Tamme $2.5 M
Von Miller $2.28 M
Woodyard $2 M
Adams $1.75 M
Moreno $1.7 M
Hanie $1.25 M
Ayers $1.06 M
Caldwell $900 K
DT $836 K
Franklin $771 K
Ramirez & Hester $715 K
Beadles & Decker $575 K
Julius Thomas, Moore, Green, Irving, & Harris $555 K
Wolfe, Brewer, Malik Jackson, Steve Johnson, Bolden, Trevethan, Holliday, Hillman, & Osweiler $480 K
Salary Total Roughly $89 Million
So that is a current salary cap hit of $89 Million, this does not include bonuses, again I am not privied to bonuses because I do not have their actual contracts in front of me. But I do know based on viewing the amount of time left on current players contracts, there should not be a significant bonus cap hit… over the length of a time of a contract the cap hit either goes up or comes down, fortunately for us, our players with higher cap hits had more front loaded contracts, and what you see is what you get..
Signing Rookie Players
To sign a draft class will count about $7 Million against the cap..
This puts Denver at a $96 Million Cap Hit, this is with the list of players above and our signed draft class.. Remember this does not include the bonus money of players from the long list above, but that $7 million draft class is a very accurate total cap hit gauge.
As I have reieterated throughout the post, I am not privied to what the entire cap hit will be per player under contract because I do not know what their contract allows for in terms of bonuses. What I do know is the big name free agent who will get a huge signing bonus this offseason that will be prorated over the contract will be Ryan Clady, assuming of course he is resigned. When free agents sign a contract, they care more about the guaranteed money that they will get upfront and no matter if they are injured or not, salary is an after thought. Denver had $30 million dollars of bonuses towards the cap last season. If we assume that number is the same for 2013, then our cap figure is now $126 Million… this includes the entire list of current signed players, our draft class signed, and all bonuses included…
This will have Denver with about $5 million to spend towards impending free agents and free agents that will hit the open market. I just want to note I do not think the bonus money will account for some $30 million dollars next season, I expect about $20 million.. which gives us $15 million to spend towards free agency.
Impending Free Agents
Lance Ball, Justin Bannan, Keith Brooking, David Bruton, Tony Carter, Chris Clark, Britton Colquitt
C.J. Davis, Chris Gronkowski, Dan Koppen, Jim Leonhard, Sealver Siliga, Brandon Stokley, Mitch Unrein
Kevin Vickerson, Matt Willis, Tracy Porter, and Ryan Clady.
We are a very fortunate team in the NFL to have such a plethora of skilled young talent.. right now we are paying peanuts for guys who are doing great things on the roster. Regardless of who you think we should resign, who you think we should draft, who you think we should pursue in free agency.. you need to have a firm grasp of where we stand in regards to the cap. Maybe you think some deals should be reworked, maybe some players should be outright cut so we can increase our ability to spend.
My best assessment puts Denver with $5-$15 Million towards free agency spending.. that included our own impending free agents as well as whats their on the market. I spent several hours on this.. so make sure when you Draft Gurus use my numbers in your Mock threads, you be sure to give me a shout out, or reference that you got the numbers from me.. Enjoy the numbers and get creative!!
actual numbers from the site quoted..
Players currently under contract for 2013..
2012 players that will need to be replaced in some manner Unlikely most of these will be cheaper.. Other than Porter who was expensive as a Backup but would have been decent as a starter at $4mil..
total of the money is $126,818 K
Base Salary S. Bonus Misc. Bonus Cap Hit
Dumervil 2013 12,000,000 423,000 4,525,000 16,948,00
Bailey 2013 9,000,000 - 1,500,000 10,500,000
Adams 2013 1,750,000 - 250,000 2,000,000
Ayers $2013 1,060,000 - 1,181,250 2,241,250
Beadles 2013 575,000 430,000 - 1,005,000
Bolden 2013 480,000 118,607 - 598,607
Brewer 2013 480,000 1,333 - 481,333
Caldewell 2013 900,000 100,000 - 1,000,000
Decker 2013 575,000 183,037 - 758,037
Dressen 2013 2,500,000 833,333 - 3,333,333
Franklin 2013 771,000 420,000 - 1,191,000
Green 2013 555,000 4,320 - 559,320
Gronkowski 2012 540,000 - - 540,000
Hanie 2013 1,250,000 - - 1,250,000
HArris c 2013 555,000 1,000 - 556,000
Hester 2013 715,000 - - 715,000
Hilman 2013 480,000 172,708 - 652,708
Holiday 2013 480,000 - - 480,000
Irving 2013 555,000 173,750 - 728,750
Jackson 2013 480,000 53,400 - 533,400
Johnson 2013 480,000 4,000 - 484,000
Kuper 2013 4,500,000 315,166 1,100,000 5,915,166
Manning 2013 20,000,000 - - 20,000,000
Miller 2013 2,284,125 3,443,251 - 5,727,376
Moore 2013 555,000 432,500 - 987,500
Moreno 2013 1,700,000 832,000 943,750 3,475,750
Osweliere 2013 480,000 249,396 - 729,396
Pratar 2013 2,500,000 812,500 - 3,312,500
Tamme 2013 2,500,000 500,000 - 3,000,000
Thomas D 2013 836,500 1,593,750 - 2,430,250
Thomas J 2013 555,000 96,000 - 651,000
Trevathan 2013 480,000 26,018 - 506,018
Williams 2013 6,000,000 250,000 1,482,500 7,732,500
Wolfe 2013 480,000 566,910 146,672 1,193,582
Woodyard 2013 2,000,000 - - 2,000,000
Ball 2012 540,000 - - 540,000
Bannan 2012 1,000,000 - - 1,000,000
Brooking 2012 1,000,000 - - 1,000,000
Burton 2012 615,000 120,600 - 735,600
Carter 2012 615,000 - - 615,000
Clady 2012 3,500,000 - 2,329,375 5,829,375
Clark 2012 540,000 - - 540,000
Colquitt 2012 540,000 - - 540,000
Davis 2012 615,000 - - 615,000
Koppen 2012 825,000 - - 825,000
Leonard 2012 825,000 65,000 - 890,000
Porter 2012 3,000,000 1,000,000 - 4,000,000
Ramierez 2013 715,000 - - 715,000
Siliga 2012 390,000 - - 390,000
Stokely 2012 1,000,000 - - 1,000,000
Urein 2012 415,000 - - 415,000
Vickerson 2012 1,200,000 500,000 - 1,700,000
Willis 2012 1,260,000 - - 1,260,000
While I applaud BMs work and thoughts here I see us with less than 20 million to work with to fill all the UFA or RFA spots that I either did not have valid numbers for for 2013 (RFA) or holes that UFA create..
that is assuming we do not resign Clady to the mega contract he is looking for..
If we do then we are looking at about 8 million of which he thinks 7 will be for Rookie contracts..
Now let me add something in here, Pat has had both Josh and John on a short leash in spending up to the cap value.. Therefore unless he opens up the purse strings we are either going to have to redo under performing players contracts, cut some of these guys or NOT sign any UFA and since we currently have only 35 players under contract something will have to give....