The Packers have restructured the contract of their star nose tackle Kenny Clark, as announced by Field Yates on Twitter.
This move sets the stage for what’s likely to come. Expect the 2022 Green Bay Packers to look a bit different, while still maintaining their MVP and Top 2, Not 2 Wideout on offense.
What does the extra space mean?
The Packers cleared $10.892M in cap space for 2022. They’ll pay the piper in 2023 and 2024 when the cap hit for their top defensive lineman will be $23,973,000 and $24,723,000, respectively. Also, the final two years of the deal are now voidable – 2025 and 2026.
Packers restructure Kenny Clark✅
The move frees up $10.9 million in cap pic.twitter.com/MfxwyCWB1Z
— IKE Packers Podcast (@IKE_Packers) February 23, 2022
Current Cap Situation
Green Bay now sits at $31,681,661 over the 2022 salary cap. That puts them second highest over the cap, only behind New Orleans. There are plenty of avenues to get under the cap. Let’s take a look at some options:
- Za’Darius Smith: Cut $15,281,250
- David Bakhtiari: Trade/Cut after June 1st: $13,435,308
- Preston Smith: Cut $12,470,588
- Randall Cobb: Cut after June 1st: $8,139,706
- Billy Turner: Cut after June 1st: $6,029,412
- Mason Crosby: Cut after June 1st: $3,400,000
This leaves about $21 million in space. However, restructuring Aaron Rodgers’ contract could easily alleviate $27,490,589. That’s a move that should be fully expected by the team. Doing so would get the Packers to a realistic number to retain Adams and make for yet another ALL-IN run in 2022. Essentially, it would be a $100 million salary cap flip in a matter of just over three months.
Hang tight – it’s gonna be a wild ride!
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