A couple of quick salary cap-related notes:
— The official salary cap numbers from the NFLPA have been released, and shows Seattle with $10.525 million remaining for 2014. This undoubtedly accounts for the adjustment from Richard Sherman’s new deal, which added a couple of million to the 2014 salary cap, with most of the big money pushed back to future seasons.
Here are Sherman’s cap numbers once again:
#Seahawks CB Richard Sherman's cap numbers: $3,676,606 in 2014, $12.2M in 2015, $14.769M in 2016, $13.631M in 2017, $13.2M in 2018.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 8, 2014
— Also, recall that rookie contracts are now simply slotted and not negotiated. Here’s a good breakdown of the numbers for the 2014 class.
You can see that with the trade Seattle made last night, the Seahawks will essentially get two players for the price of one.
The cap number for the No. 32 pick for 2014 is $1.328 while the number for pick 40 is $978,535, and for pick 64 it is $649,441.
— And that move has OvertheCap.com calling Seattle one of the trade winners of the first day, writing:
“The Seahawks seem to have a new trading friend in the Vikings and they gave them their first round pick to drop to 40 while grabbing a mid rounder as well. Assuming a slight QB premium the Vikings will pay, they will be in the ballpark of $470,000 in guarantees per expected value compared to just $248,000 for the Seahawks. Minnesota may not have a had a choice here if they were afraid of the Texans grabbing Bridgewater in the next round, so they need the 5th year option to be exercised to make the trade worthwhile.”