Jason Fitzgerald

Jason is the founder of overthecap.com. Jason is considered an expert in NFL salary cap and contracts analysis and has consulted on many projects in the field of NFL contracts. He is a contributor to the Sporting News and has been interviewed by many news outlets to discuss contract related issues for specific teams and players.

Recent Posts by Jason

2017 Potential Cuts: Safety

1. DeAngelo Hall, Redskins
Cap Saved: $4.3 million/Cash Saved: $4.3 million

This contract fell in the “thank you for your years of service category” when the Redskins signed it with Hall back in 2014. Since that time it’s been a rough ride for Hall who has missed 31 games in the first three seasons of the contract. Clearly it is time for Washington to move on especially with a large core of free agent decisions this year. (more…)

2017 Potential Cuts: Cornerback

1. Tramon Williams, Browns
Cap Saved: $7 million/Cash Saved: $7 million

The Browns signed Williams a few years ago in their period of adding fading veterans in an effort to be respectable which certainly did not work. There is absolutely zero reason for the Browns to keep a 34 year old cornerback who is going to make $7 million in 2017, especially one who isn’t very good. (more…)

2017 Potential Cuts: Linebacker

1. Elvis Dumervil, Ravens
Cap Saved: $6 million/Cash Saved: $6 million

Two years ago Dumervil had 17 sacks and was an All Pro selection, but his performance has plummeted since making the turn past 30. His sack total dropped to 6 in 2015, his lowest figure since 2008, and finished with just 3 sacks this year as he was slow to recover from an injury. The Ravens look to be the oldest team in the NFL an need to begin a purge of the older veterans. (more…)

2017 Potential Cuts: Defensive Tackle

1. Paul Soliai, Panthers
Cap Saved: $2.5 million/Cash Saved: $2.5 million

This was kind of an odd signing but sometimes when a player is cut from a division rival other teams take more interest. Soliai never really fit in with the Panthers and barely played this season logging under 15% playtime. There is no need for the Panthers to spend this much on a player they don’t envision to even be in the rotation. (more…)

Ranking the NFL Coaching Vacancies

This past weekend I was tinkering with some ways in which I would rank teams in the NFL in terms f being desirable for a new coach/front office. This is still a bit of a work in progress but with head coaching vacancies front and center in the NFL world I thought it was a good time to post on it. The criteria by which I am ranking a team is as follows:

1. Wins
2. 2017 Cap Space
3. 2017 Cap Flexibility
4. Potential Turnover
5. Age
6. Homegrown Contributors
7. Return on Investment

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2017 Potential Cuts: Defensive End

I’ll turn my attention now to the defense with the defensive end position. If you are new to these pieces, in each article I review a position and give an opinion on some of the players who I believe are in danger of being released or traded in the offseason. Next up should be defensive tackles.

1. Mario Williams, Dolphins
Cap Saved: $8.5 million/Cash Saved: $8.5 million

When we talk about great contracts often we forget to mention Williams who has leveraged draft status and name value as well as any player ever has. Miami took a shot on Williams and hoped his problems were related to clashing with his prior coach in Buffalo, but the reality is that he is no longer the same player. Williams has basically fallen off a cliff in the last two years and has just 1.5 sacks and 9 tackles through week 16. (more…)

2017 Potential Cuts: Interior O-Linemen

Today we are finishing up our look at possible cuts on offense with a focus on the interior of the offensive line. In general I think this is a position where cuts don’t happen as much because salaries are generally on the lower end, except for younger players who have recently signed and are in no danger of a release.   (more…)