Right now the Seahawks don't look like they have any trouble keeping some space under the team's salary cap. But with all the talent coming in and rookie contracts that will inevitably expire. We'll end up having to pay these players more, or off-load some talent.
They have most of the Seahawks player salaries here:
http://www.sportscity.com/nfl/salaries/ ... -salaries/
It looks like its only missing the rookies like Bobby Wagner, Robert Turbin, Russell Wilson, etc.
Anyway, does anyone know what the cap level is and how much it goes up every year? I have a feeling that in another 2 or 3 years the Seahawks are going to be close to the cap limit. Especially when guys like Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor's rookie contracts expire. Chancellor and Sherman are making a little over a half million a season, while Earl Thomas is making $1.4 million. Most of our secondary will undoubtedly ask for bigger contracts. Especially Sherman, if he keeps performing the way he is.
Then we have Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner after them. Who I am sure will be looking for a lot more money than they're getting now, on long term deals.
Sidney Rice ($9 million), Zach Miller ($7 million), Marshawn Lynch ($5.5 million) and Chris Clemons ($5.3 million) are the most expensive players right now. But who knows if they'll be around when rookie contracts start expiring.
Is there anyone that knows more about this stuff? Maybe someone that has better sources and is familiar with exactly how much space we have under the cap..? I'm bored and this idea just came to mind. The thought of having to cut some talented players loose to sign our future top players (Sherman, Thomas, Wilson, Wagner) is bothering me. I was hoping we have a TON of space to keep everyone. But I guess it depends how good these players are in the next couple seasons and how much they're asking for.