Chargers Create $25.99M in Salary Cap Space

The Los Angeles Chargers officially became compliant with the 2023 salary cap with the restructuring of the contracts of EDGE rushers Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack opening up $25.99 million in cap room according to ESPN’s Field Yates

Bosa had $22.835 million of his salary converted to a bonus, dropping his 2023 salary cap number by $15.233 million to $15.776 million. Bosa’s salary cap number in each of the next two seasons will increase by $7.611 million. His cap is now $36.6 million in 2024 and $32.87 million in 2025. No vide years were added to the contract.

Mack had $21.553 million of his salary moved into a bonus that is prorated over two seasons. His cap number in 2023 dropped by $10.767 million. There was a corresponding increase in his 2024 cap figure by the same amount, bringing his salary cap number to $38.517 million.

The restructures of these two contracts along with the recent restructures of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams contracts created just under $40.4 million in cap room for the Chargers. The team is now $19 million under the 2023 salary cap. They now have the third worst cap position in the NFL in 2024.