The NFL’s salary cap has been raised for the fifth straight season, with NFL insider Tom Pelissero reporting today a record $224.8 million.
Despite the influx of cash, the Jaguars may still be in trouble.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently about $22.2 million over cap, according to Over the Cap, with core pieces like tight end Evan Engram, defensive end Arden Key and cornerback Tre Herndon. Among the players slated to attack unrestricted free agency, the Jags. They certainly have an interesting predicament on their hands.
General manager Trent Baalke made it clear last week that salary cap manipulation is possible, but the team will carefully consider how to do so.
“Cash is more important than caps,” Bahlke said. “There are ways to manipulate Cap and ways to extend things into the future, but you have to be smart and diligent when doing it. See you tomorrow as a staff and find out what your wish list is and then sit down with ownership we’ll work on the caps and the deal we’re sitting with them we’re really balling into the future We will have a final meeting with them to roll the.”
Minimal flexibility makes this offseason draft all the more important for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Sustained success has been built by these measures and Baalke stands poised to add even more promising talent to its already established young nucleus.
When asked if it’s the offseason when the franchise is more focused on the draft, Baalke replied, “I think it has to be the moment.” We’re really happy with the core of young players that we have on the team, I think we’re the fifth or sixth youngest team in the National Football League right now, a lot of young players We’re on first deals and overall more players are on first deals, and as more players are on second deals, we see free agency as a powerful tool to improve teams. We have to look to the draft as it becomes more and more difficult to use. Must.