We’ve discussed a lot about the Chiefs very tight salary cap situation which became better after the team restructured the contract of CB Brandon Flowers, but still left them with little breathing room. To try to increase that margin for error the Chiefs restructured the contract of K Ryan Succop by reducing his base salary from $1.95 million to the league minimum of $715,000 and converting the difference to a prorated bonus. The move saves the Chiefs $926,250 in cap room in 2013.
Jason is the founder of OTC and has been studying NFL contracts and the salary cap for over 15 years. Jason has co-authored two books about the NFL, Crunching Numbers and the Drafting Stage, which are widely circulated in the industry and hosts the OTC Podcast. Jason’s work has been featured in various publications including the Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, NFL Network and more. OTC is widely considered the leading authority on contract matters in the NFL.