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 2024 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
NE
WAS
JAX
PHI
DET
TEN
LAC
HOU
LV
CIN
ARI
GB
KC
DEN
CHI
MIN
IND
LAR
PIT
BAL
CAR
NO
DAL
SF
CLE
MIA
ATL
BUF
NYG
SEA
TB
NYJ
TeamEffective Cap SpaceSimple RestructurePossible Cap SpaceMaximum RestructurePossible Cap Space
Patriots$44,462,392$11,440,779$55,903,171$42,986,951$87,449,343
Commanders$33,093,254$33,745,521$66,838,775$58,127,501$91,220,755
Jaguars$27,026,682$32,486,423$59,513,105$59,600,167$86,626,849
Eagles$26,535,279$7,789,619$34,324,898$12,845,966$39,381,245
Lions$24,847,356$31,621,756$56,469,112$72,167,812$97,015,168
Titans$24,746,556$45,614,437$70,360,993$59,474,990$84,221,546
Chargers$22,451,304$18,848,493$41,299,797$33,156,222$55,607,526
Texans$21,750,436$29,922,438$51,672,874$53,274,006$75,024,442
Raiders$19,716,639$43,415,413$63,132,052$64,883,406$84,600,045
Bengals$19,572,424$39,657,004$59,229,428$89,798,762$109,371,186
Cardinals$18,117,859$41,624,202$59,742,061$73,504,498$91,622,357
Packers$17,389,180$44,368,337$61,757,517$56,807,038$74,196,218
Chiefs$16,543,564$42,403,460$58,947,024$82,833,082$99,376,646
Broncos$13,830,605$9,471,527$23,302,132$47,173,768$61,004,373
Bears$10,714,620$67,199,830$77,914,450$107,290,533$118,005,153
Vikings$10,554,962$33,762,130$44,317,092$62,015,898$72,570,860
Colts$9,807,066$47,731,736$57,538,802$99,409,432$109,216,498
Rams$7,724,285$66,662,104$74,386,389$87,633,950$95,358,235
Steelers$7,353,073$39,300,937$46,654,010$83,242,934$90,596,007
Ravens$6,186,300$45,185,363$51,371,663$63,020,900$69,207,200
Panthers$4,907,918$28,840,803$33,748,721$57,630,878$62,538,796
Saints$4,257,287$31,566,512$35,823,799$38,312,007$42,569,294
Cowboys$3,457,459$48,707,789$52,165,248$77,482,442$80,939,901
49ers$3,395,695$58,853,369$62,249,064$87,817,803$91,213,498
Browns$2,858,542$54,500,537$57,359,079$73,812,766$76,671,308
Dolphins$111,904$21,832,235$21,944,139$56,906,702$57,018,606
Falcons($199,447)$57,822,726$57,623,279$95,514,415$95,314,968
Bills($392,295)$22,067,893$21,675,598$27,742,106$27,349,811
Giants($1,097,749)$68,939,805$67,842,056$90,480,916$89,383,167
Seahawks($1,574,297)$23,970,268$22,395,971$50,189,906$48,615,609
Buccaneers($2,864,304)$56,786,751$53,922,447$87,274,945$84,410,641
Jets($3,360,431)$51,602,281$48,241,850$79,480,681$76,120,250