NorthGaBoy Posted January 18 Share Posted January 18 The Falcons are in a rebuild. The cap for 2023 is approximately $75M. We need a lot of roster work on offense and defense to build a champion. How will this be done? I would like to see approximately 20 upgrades. You may think this number is too great or too small. But, I am not in the Falcons organization and need to start somewhere. Currently, in my estimation, we likely have more players making approximately $1M than any other team. If we do not have the most, we are probably in the running. We have a lot. TF did a masterful job of building the 2022 roster with our cap limitation. Back to those 20 upgrades; what will they cost? Of course some will cost more than others. I think we will acquire a QB to compete with Ridder and likely become our backup. The average QB salary in the NFL is approximately $7M. If we hire a vet, we will pay close to that number. If we draft a rookie, it will be less initially. A rookie's salary + will of course escalate and the Falcons will have to budget for that. So, let's assume vet at $7M. That will leave our cap at $68M. The average salary for those 20 upgrades will be between $2.5M and $3M. For now,. let's guess at $2.75M. That will total $55M. We must spend that $55M if we want a chance to be a contender. Now, a little math. $75M -($7M+55M), or $75M - $62M will leave us with $13M in cap space. Now, before you get excited about a big splash player, remember, sheet happens. We need that $13M for contingencies. We have a lot of cap, but we have a lot of needs. We will spend that money. If the right players come available, I would not mind seeing the Falcons spend that down to single digit cap. But, it is foolish to spend it all before the season starts. We cannot afford the big splash player. We have to rebuild this team. Can we sign a $20M or $40M player before this roster is built properly? If so, how? Drunken Minotaur Zebra 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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