That is actually money he’s rolling around in.
Howie does it again. The Eagles are reportedly re-signing Nigel Bradham to a five-year, $40 million deal. It’s unclear how much of that is guaranteed, but what is clear is that this likely spells the end for Mychal Kendricks, who otherwise would have a $7.6 million cap hit.
Here’s Jordan Raanan of NJ.com:
Another example why fans shouldn’t focus so much on cap. Most thought Eagles wouldn’t be able to swing this. https://t.co/qELzYodw0A
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 14, 2018
Nailed it. Much was made of the Eagles’ cap situation, but NFL GMs have countless resources at their disposal to manipulate the true cap hit without having to blow up a roster. Trimming some fat here and there, a restructure here, and, boom, cap space.
Bradham was, obviously, a huge part of the Eagles’ defense, and keeping him around alongside Jordan Hicks (if he’s healthy) evolves the Eagles’ excellent linebacking corps. Kendricks had a great season, but was never a true fit in Jim Schwartz’s scheme, so it makes sense that he’d be the #capcasualty here. The Eagles might repeat.