SALARY cap woes for this year, are being worked out in ways that makes GM Howie Roseman look like a genius. We went from being 10M$ over the cap to currently being just 2M$ over, and still managing to extend OLB Nigel Bradham, as well as add DE Michael Bennett, and DT Haloti Ngata. At first glance, Howie is absolutely killing the salary cap issue. KILLING IT.
In all truth, all he’s really doing is delaying the inevitable. At some point, we’ll still have to pay the piper, and it seems as if that point is only about 364 or so, days away.
A look ahead to the 2019 cap space for the NFC East:
New York: +16M
As things stand today, we will be nearly 30 million dollars over the projected 177M$ salary cap. Just to get back to even, it will take a number of brutally painful cuts to our roster. That in mind, it would behoove Eagles brass to inform the coaching staff about this, so that they can begin to groom 2019’s replacements, this season.
Look, this is a team with a young nucleus. The championship window should be open for at least another five to six years. We just need to make sure that we don’t let accounting errors, slam that window shut on us.