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 2022 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
CLE
CAR
MIA
LAC
CHI
CIN
IND
DEN
GB
DAL
TB
KC
PIT
ATL
MIN
SEA
NO
PHI
LAR
LV
WAS
BUF
ARI
BAL
DET
SF
HOU
TEN
NE
JAX
NYJ
NYG
TeamEffective Cap SpaceSimple RestructurePossible Cap SpaceMaximum RestructurePossible Cap Space
Browns$25,779,021$10,580,322$36,359,343$40,324,870$66,103,891
Panthers$19,308,752$4,863,670$24,172,422$24,401,953$43,710,705
Dolphins$16,710,184$32,684,551$49,394,735$62,840,161$79,550,345
Chargers$13,469,536$50,007,361$63,476,897$71,204,745$84,674,281
Bears$13,375,952$27,725,024$41,100,976$40,112,911$53,488,863
Bengals$13,363,448$37,180,171$50,543,619$67,541,078$80,904,526
Colts$11,550,311$56,160,200$67,710,511$87,474,805$99,025,116
Broncos$11,076,605$43,748,103$54,824,708$76,444,718$87,521,323
Packers$11,023,655$11,393,263$22,416,918$18,816,225$29,839,880
Cowboys$10,002,869$23,631,183$33,634,052$40,802,904$50,805,773
Buccaneers$9,639,352$32,587,345$42,226,697$46,581,922$56,221,274
Chiefs$9,271,348$43,191,748$52,463,096$72,285,308$81,556,656
Steelers$9,191,624$33,461,809$42,653,433$59,378,557$68,570,181
Falcons$7,606,286$11,050,357$18,656,643$18,401,170$26,007,456
Vikings$7,087,638$33,257,797$40,345,435$42,446,782$49,534,420
Seahawks$6,383,264$12,637,630$19,020,894$35,074,917$41,458,181
Saints$6,284,131$9,899,615$16,183,746$18,806,845$25,090,976
Eagles$4,850,358$21,670,399$26,520,757$26,232,066$31,082,424
Rams$4,728,487$48,522,052$53,250,539$62,611,333$67,339,820
Raiders$4,708,684$29,285,522$33,994,206$46,631,710$51,340,394
Commanders$3,504,441$49,547,001$53,051,442$72,561,504$76,065,945
Bills$2,579,261$22,650,235$25,229,496$46,214,084$48,793,345
Cardinals$1,796,458$33,110,092$34,906,550$62,797,631$64,594,089
Ravens$1,304,312$26,378,866$27,683,178$59,224,602$60,528,914
Lions($608,156)$46,288,765$45,680,609$62,185,690$61,577,534
49ers($708,468)$18,788,987$18,080,519$68,815,845$68,107,377
Texans($878,536)$7,990,093$7,111,557$23,649,134$22,770,598
Titans($1,298,546)$54,776,192$53,477,646$69,106,318$67,807,772
Patriots($1,787,382)$28,484,650$26,697,268$68,541,084$66,753,702
Jaguars($2,247,922)$26,548,944$24,301,022$57,556,590$55,308,668
Jets($4,794,945)$35,693,082$30,898,137$69,133,547$64,338,602
Giants($6,227,130)$24,964,008$18,736,878$43,464,302$37,237,172