Restructure Potential

A tool that teams have to create cap space in the current or upcoming league year is restructuring, the conversion of scheduled payments such as base salary or roster bonuses into signing bonuses that are prorated equally across the length of the contract, over a maximum of five years. This graph and table illustrates the potential that each team has to create 2023 cap space with restructuring.

There are two types of restructuring:

  • A simple restructure converts payments into prorated signing bonuses within the confines of the remainder of the contract. Teams typically have the ability to unilaterally execute simple restructures without any action necessary from the player.
  • A maximum restructure increases the amount of cap space via conversion into prorated signing bonuses by either extending the contract or by adding void years to a contract, years that do not extend the contract but are only used as placeholders for the proration. Maximum restructures are typically considered a renegotiation of the contract that requires the player's consent to execute.

Visit OTC's transactions table to learn the restructure potential for each player.

  • Effective Cap Space
  • Possible Cap Space With Simple Restructures
  • Possible Cap Space With Maximum Restructures
CHI
NYG
NE
CIN
ATL
BAL
SEA
HOU
DEN
ARI
IND
PIT
LV
SF
KC
PHI
DET
DAL
MIA
NYJ
CLE
WAS
GB
MIN
LAR
JAX
BUF
LAC
TEN
CAR
TB
NO
TeamEffective Cap SpaceSimple RestructurePossible Cap SpaceMaximum RestructurePossible Cap Space
Bears$100,114,274$24,390,575$124,504,849$40,745,339$140,859,613
Giants$49,809,579$33,577,104$83,386,683$61,097,661$110,907,240
Patriots$47,511,332$19,758,326$67,269,658$50,876,228$98,387,560
Bengals$38,847,868$28,127,592$66,975,460$74,535,116$113,382,984
Falcons$38,182,769$42,931,399$81,114,168$79,868,425$118,051,194
Ravens$36,383,287$28,952,969$65,336,256$56,277,719$92,661,006
Seahawks$34,037,381$24,830,588$58,867,969$59,544,472$93,581,853
Texans$26,804,063$15,462,931$42,266,994$66,669,798$93,473,861
Broncos$22,673,412$48,244,938$70,918,350$86,724,629$109,398,041
Cardinals$18,312,337$41,106,475$59,418,812$72,961,221$91,273,558
Colts$17,296,297$43,892,196$61,188,493$103,470,822$120,767,119
Steelers$15,559,943$48,318,874$63,878,817$84,404,643$99,964,586
Raiders$12,739,124$79,101,944$91,841,068$92,900,111$105,639,235
49ers$12,415,205$59,413,211$71,828,416$80,802,309$93,217,514
Chiefs$10,421,693$66,552,043$76,973,736$109,725,270$120,146,963
Eagles$5,812,269$28,323,030$34,135,299$31,232,541$37,044,810
Lions$5,502,408$47,587,659$53,090,067$89,046,442$94,548,850
Cowboys$4,249,678$66,391,810$70,641,488$85,896,553$90,146,231
Dolphins$3,272,809$61,404,345$64,677,154$99,716,424$102,989,233
Jets$2,471,567$47,769,504$50,241,071$100,209,586$102,681,153
Browns$1,329,519$93,732,472$95,061,991$106,698,341$108,027,860
Commanders($1,629,944)$55,869,755$54,239,811$95,497,082$93,867,138
Packers($1,777,950)$49,011,214$47,233,264$71,692,791$69,914,841
Vikings($2,630,188)$61,576,967$58,946,779$89,982,110$87,351,922
Rams($3,371,572)$94,574,075$91,202,503$103,156,714$99,785,142
Jaguars($13,560,210)$52,086,904$38,526,694$105,870,840$92,310,630
Bills($13,618,019)$76,255,810$62,637,791$93,780,474$80,162,455
Chargers($15,727,448)$61,233,169$45,505,721$109,059,980$93,332,532
Titans($22,370,948)$74,431,388$52,060,440$112,820,946$90,449,998
Panthers($27,192,693)$47,107,215$19,914,522$103,294,032$76,101,339
Buccaneers($54,954,717)$78,358,709$23,403,992$105,955,663$51,000,946
Saints($67,217,549)$98,921,509$31,703,960$111,548,623$44,331,074