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Theo Johnson

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Patrick Laird

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Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

NFL Offseason Financial Analysis: Running Backs

As the 2023 NFL offseason closes in, Spotrac's Positional Breakdown series continues with a deep dive into the financial statuses of each team's running back position, including rostered players, remaining term & guarantees, and stability at the starting & backup roles.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Financially Assessing the Russell Wilson Disaster

Russell Wilson’s splashdown in Denver went about as poorly as possible, forcing many to ask the question - what now? There's only one correct answer, but we'll break down all of the possibilities anyway.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

NFL Offseason Financial Analysis: Quarterbacks

As the 2023 NFL offseason closes in, Spotrac's Positional Breakdown series kicks off with a deep dive into the financial statuses of each team's quarterback position, including rostered players, remaining term & guarantees, and stability at the starting & backup roles.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

The Financial Futures of Rodgers & Love

With the 2022 Packers all but out of playoff contention, the focus now turns (back) to the future of Aaron Rodgers & Jordan Love. Our deep dive into the finances for both

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: Jimmy Garoppolo

Another successful season for Jimmy Garoppolo now puts his next multi-year contract into question. What might that deal look like? Which teams are interested? Which other QBs could be hitting the market?

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

The Stability of the 2023 Raiders

The Raiders locked in 5 contract extensions this offseason to their QB, WR1, WR2, TE1, & DE. How safe are these heading toward 2023?

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Recapping the 2022 NFL Trade Deadline

The 2022 NFL trade deadline day gave us 10 trades, many with huge implications for the remainder of the season. Since October 10th, 18 trades were processed in total. We'll detail all of them here, including the financial ramifications that occurred this season, and a quick look into the future for each.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Ravens Acquire LB Roquan Smith

The Ravens bolstered their defense for the rest of 2022 by acquiring LB Roquan Smith from the Bears, who retain all but a minimum salary to increase the trade compensation. Our dive into the move:

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

NFL Trade Deadline Candidates

As the November 1st trade deadline approaches, our look at 25 players rumored to be on the block, including the financial ramifications to acquire each going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

The Struggles of Recently Extended Quarterbacks

8 veteran quarterbacks were handed contract extensions prior to the 2022 regular season. All 8 of those quarterbacks are currently underproducing per their career standards. Our dive into the numbers

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Chiefs Acquire WR Kadarius Toney

Breaking down the financials behind Kadarius Toney's move from the New York Giants to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Eagles Acquire DE Robert Quinn

Breaking down the numbers behind Robert Quinn's trade from the Chicago Bears to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Jets Acquire James Robinson

The Jets wasted little time replacing Breece Hall, acquiring James Robinson from the Jaguars for a conditional late round pick.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

49ers Acquire Christian McCaffrey

Breaking down the facts & figures of Christian McCaffrey's trade from the Carolina Panthers to the San Francisco 49ers.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Cardinals Acquire WR Robbie Anderson

With the loss of Hollywood Brown, the Arizona Cardinals struck a deal to acquire WR Robbie Anderson from the Carolina Panthers for 2 draft picks. The financial breakdown:

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Early NFL Trade Candidates

As the November 1st NFL Trade Deadline approaches, we'll dive into names that may start to come into focus, including financial ramifications to move each at the deadline.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Looming Extension Eligible Quarterbacks

Once the 2022 regular season concludes, 2020 draft picks will become contract extension eligible for the first time in their careers. We’ll take a look at where the first five drafted quarterbacks stand in terms of calculated values, realistic projections, and thoughts on what could be on the table next spring.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Notable 2023 NFL Roster Bubbles

The 2022 NFL regular season is here, which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about which players may not be on their current rosters come 2023.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Playing for Pay Days

These NFL players are being drafted consistently high in fantasy football leagues around the world, but in real life, the next few months of play could mean a big time pay raise.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

AFC Division Winners Picks

Dan Soemann breaks down his best-bet AFC Division Winners for the upcoming 2022 season.

Dan Soemann | 1 year ago

2022 Money Tiers: Tight Ends

With the regular season just two weeks away, our final installment of 2022 Money Tiers focuses on the Tight End position. We've classifed a few dozen big men into various categories, noting those with multi-year financial security, plenty more on veritable one year tenders, and a few ready for their next big payday.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

2022 Money Tiers: Running Backs

The preseason is a great phase to see just how deep a team’s running back room is prior to the season. An already wildly unstable position can get even shakier when an undrafted free agent steps onto the field and proves he can hang. We’ve organized a few dozen notable running backs into financial tiers, providing analysis for each on where things may be headed in the coming months.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

The NFL Next Contract Roster

As the 2022 NFL regular season approaches, we'll push ahead to players from each position who are positioning themselves for big paydays in the coming months.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Poll 8/2: Wide Receivers

Which recently signed offseason wide receiver contract would you rather have on your team?

Scott Allen | 1 year ago

Breaking Down Deebo Samuel's $71.5M Extension

Deebo Samuel's 3 year, $71.55M extension with the 49ers includes $41M guaranteed at signing, & $58.1M locked in through 2024. Our full breakdown & analysis

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Breaking Down DK Metcalf's $72M Extension

DK Metcalf's 3 year, $72M extension in Seattle includes $31M guaranteed at signing, $58.2M through 2024, and a chance to do it again before age 30. Our complete breakdown

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

7 Late Summer NFL Bold Predictions

Roster management doesn't stop because training camps have started. Our look at 7 bold NFL moves, sure not to happen, in the coming weeks.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

2022 Money Tiers: Wide Receivers

With training camps approaching, we'll categorize the more notable NFL positions into financial tiers, breaking down which players are locked in, playing for a new deal, could be on their way out.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Breaking Down Kyler Murray's Extension

The Cardinals made Kyler Murray the 2nd highest average paid player in NFL history, including the 2nd most guarantees ever as well. Our deep dive into the facts & figures of his new contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

2022 Money Tiers: Quarterbacks

With training camps approaching, we'll categorize the more notable NFL positions into financial tiers, breaking down which players are locked in, playing for a new deal, could be on their way out.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

NFL Franchise Tag Contract Statuses

With the July 15th deadline for teams to extend their tagged players approaching, we’ll assess where things stand with each, including projected multi-year contracts for those still in need.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Spotrac's Top 10 2022 NFL Trades

It was another NFL offseason loaded with blockbuster trades, headlined by a few big time quarterback moves, and the "Summer of the WR". Which transactions made the list?

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: DK Metcalf

DK Metcalf, entering a contract year, is currently holding out from Seahawks' mandatory offseason workouts. We dive deep into his future options, including projecting the 24 year old's next contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

How the Hell are the Rams Doing This?

Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald, Bobby Wagner, Allen Robinson - how exactly are the Rams doing this? Our deep dive into all of the major moves made by LAR this offseason, and the corresponding salary cap impact. Plus what still may be to come, and how 2023 looks.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Breaking Down Aaron Donald's $95M Contract

Aaron Donald’s not only not retiring, he’s now the highest paid non-quarterback in the history of football - and then some. Our deep dive into the numbers, potential restructures, and future impact of the historic $95M contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

June 1st NFL Cap Ramifications

With June 1st here, a number of NFL teams will see significant cap space open up thanks to their previous Post June 1st Designations back in March. Our look at the financial ramifications for each of the 11 players who will officially process at 4PM ET today.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Breaking Down David Njoku's Contract

A visual look at the numbers behind David Njoku's $54.75M extension in Cleveland, including $17M fully guaranteed at signing.

Michael Ginnitti | 1 year ago

Next Contract Series: Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson’s absence from the Baltimore Ravens’ OTAs puts his expiring contract, and lack of an extension, back to the forefront of the NFL offseason. When is the right time to sign, and what might that next contract look like?

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down Jaire Alexander's Contract

A visual look at the numbers behind Jaire Alexander's top of the market extension in Green Bay, including an historic $30M signing bonus.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down Grady Jarrett's Contract

A visual look at the numbers behind Grady Jarrett's somewhat surprise extension with the Falcons, including $34M fully guaranteed at signing through 2023.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down A.J. Brown's Contract

A visual look at the numbers behind A.J. Brown's extension with the Eagles, including $39M fully guaranteed at signing, & $57M+ through 2024.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Baker Mayfield & the Browns

The Baker Mayfield dilemma is only gaining steam. Who really holds the leverage? Will the CBA get involved? Why haven't the Browns just accepted a low-ball deal? And Where Does this End Up?

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Financial Breakdowns for Teams who Drafted a QB

The 2022 NFL draft saw nine QBs selected from pick #20 to the very last #262 slot. We breakdown the finances for each selection, and the surrounding QB situation for each of their respective teams.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

A Night for Wide Receivers

The first round of the NFL Draft was highlighted by the wide receiver position as 6 were selected in the Top 20, and two notable active players were traded in surprise moves.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

All-Time Earning NFL 1st Rounders

With the 2022 NFL Draft upon us, Spotrac researcher Scott Allen has uncovered the highest earning player in league history selected at each of the Top 32 picks, led by former Giants QB Eli Manning.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Track the 2022 NFL Draft

Track all 262 picks from this year's NFL Draft, including projected rookie contracts & bonuses, trade details, team & positional breakdowns, & plenty more.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down Denzel Ward's Contract

A visual look at the numbers behind Denzel Ward's historic extension with the Browns, including $74M through 2025, & $44.5M fully guaranteed at signing.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down Stefon Diggs' Contract

The Bills made good on their promise to keep Josh Allen & Stefon Diggs linked up for the foreseeable future, locking in the WR to a 4 yr, $96M extension which includes $47M fully guaranteed at sign. Here's a visual look at how it all breaks down.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down Bobby Wagner's Contract

Bobby Wagner's tumultuous exit from Seattle becomes the defending champion Los Angeles Rams' next prized possession. Our look at how his 5 year, $50M contract breaks down in terms of guarantee, cash flow, & available incentives.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Projected 2022 NFL Draft Pools

A look at the estimated Top 51 cap space needed for each team to sign its draft class during the offseason.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

An Early NFL Offseason Recap

Now more than 10 days old, our look at players who were added, subtracted, retained, or still remain in the balance with every NFL franchise this offseason.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Top Remaining NFL Free Agents

With NFL Free Agency now 10 days old, our look at a few notable players are each position who remain available on the open market, including potential pricepoints and destinations for each.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down Tyreek Hill's Extension

A visual look at the numbers behind Tyreek Hill's historic extension with the Dolphins, including $72M through 2024, & $52M fully guaranteed at signing.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Comparing the Davante Adams & Tyreek Hill Contracts

The NFL superstar carousel continues to turn, as the league saw two of its Top 3 Wide Receivers both traded, and in turn extended to historic contracts over the past few days. We’ll take a deep dive at the new contracts for Davante Adams & Tyreek Hill, comparing a few notable metrics for each over the next few seasons.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down the Davante Adams Contract

A visual look at the numbers behind Davante Adams' 5 year, $140M contract with the Raiders, including the cap breakdown, guarantee structure & our thoughts going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down Von Miller's Contract

A visual look at the numbers behind Von Miller's blockbuster free agent contract with the Bills, including $52M through 2024, and team-friendly cap hits over the next two seasons.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down Maxx Crosby's Contract

A visual look at the cap hits, bonuses, guarantee structure, and practicality of Maxx Crosby's $94M contract extension with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down Matthew Stafford's Contract

A visual look at the numbers behind Matthew Stafford's $160M extension with the Rams, including the double bonus structure, $120M guaranteed through 2023, and near $50M cap hits.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down Deshaun Watson's Contract

A visual look at the numbers behind Deshaun Watson's $230M guaranteed with the Browns, & how the cap hits may be managed over the next 7+ seasons in Cleveland.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down the Khalil Mack Trade

As anticipated, the Chargers are showing signs of loading up with their star QB Justin Herbert on a team-friendly rookie contract. Here's a breakdown of the facts & figures surrounding their recent acquisition of EDGE Khalil Mack.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Breaking Down the Russell Wilson Trade

Despite less speculation than last year, the Seattle Seahawks traded their franchise QB away on Tuesday, ending a 10-year relationship. Our look at the details of the trade, the financial future of Wilson, & what's next for the Seahawks & Broncos.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Prominent NFL Tag Candidates

With the March 8th deadline to place a tag on an NFL player just hours away, our look at prominent players who are headed down that path, and the financial ramifications to do so.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2022 NFL Roster Bubble Candidates

With the March 16th 2022 league year just around the corner, our last-minute look at players who may be trending toward the roster bubble, including financial ramifications to move on from each.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Freeing Up $70M+ of Cowboys' Cap Space

The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2022 offseason with a projected -$21M of Top 51 cap space, the 3rd lowest figure in all of football. Here’s our look at how the Cowboys can open up $70M of new cap space in the coming weeks.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

15 NFL QB Trade Candidates

With the 2022 league year just 3 weeks away, we'll take a deep dive into the likely & possible options for notable QB trade candidates across the NFL.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Freeing Up $75M+ of Chiefs' Cap Space

The Chiefs continued their recent success in 2021, but work remains to be done in order to keep this roster in contention mode for the 2022 campaign. Our look at how KC can free up ample cap space heading toward March.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Freeing Up $100M of Saints' Cap Space

As the sky is blue, the Saints enter the offseason well over the league salary cap threshold. We'll play GM on their more notable contracts, predicting restructures, extensions, and releases to bring them into cap health for the 2022 league year.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Freeing Up $100M of Rams' Cap Space

Fresh off a Super Bowl 56 victory, the LA Rams currently project to $10M of negative cap space heading toward the 2022 league year. Our deep dive look at the moves that can be made to free up plenty of room to maneuver in the coming weeks.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Super Bowl QB Cap Percentages

Can a high-paid quarterback get to and/or win the Super Bowl in the current financial model? In terms of single season cap figures, the trends still say no.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

10 Bold NFL Offseason Predictions

With the NFL offseason all but here, a fun look at 10 (sure to be wrong) bold trade, release, & extension predictions for a few notable players heading toward the 2022 league year.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

NFL Position Series: Tight Ends

Our NFL offseason series continues with a look at the tight end position for each team heading into 2022, making note of potential TE1/TE2 possibilities, notable extension candidates, players heading to free agency, restructure candidates, and plenty more.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Rams vs. Bengals, Financially

The Rams & Bengals head toward Super Bowl 56 coming from two very different places. Our look at their 2021 financials, future cap, free agents, draft capital, & extension candidates going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

What's Next for Aaron Rodgers?

The rumors were bound to restart eventually, and Nathaniel Hackett officially becoming the Head Coach of the Denver Broncos today certainly did just that. So what does Aaron Rodgers' contract tell us about what his 2022 outlook is?

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Winning with a $450M Contract

How the Kansas City Chiefs continue to win despite Patrick Mahomes' massive $450M contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

NFL Position Series: Wide Receivers

Our NFL offseason series continues with a look at the wide receiver position for each team heading into 2022, making note of potential WR1/WR2/WR3 possibilities, notable extension candidates, players heading to free agency, restructure candidates, and plenty more.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

One Financial Storyline for Each NFL Playoff Team

The 2021-22 NFL playoffs are upon us and each team enters the postseason with at least one intriguing storyline. From QBs who need to be paid, to a crop of pending free agents, to a team playing with house money, our look at how the 14 teams break down right now.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2021-22 NFL Postseason Payouts

With the NFL postseason upon us, a quick look at how players are compensated for each playoff round, broken down by team.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

The Carson Wentz Contract Conundrum

Despite a fairly strong season overall, Carson Wentz leaves Colts fans with a terrible taste in their mouth to cap off a playoffs-less 2021 season. A look at Indy's options contractually speaking going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2022 NFL Offseason Series: NFC West

Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 NFC West team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2022 NFL Offseason Series: NFC South

Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 NFC South team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2022 NFL Offseason Series: NFC North

Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 NFC North team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2022 NFL Offseason Series: NFC East

Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 NFC East team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

NFL Position Series: Running Backs

Our NFL offseason series continues with a look at the running back position for each team heading into 2022, making note of potential RB1/RB2 possibilities, notable extension candidates, players heading to free agency, restructure candidates, and plenty more.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2022 NFL Offseason Series: AFC South

Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 AFC South team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2022 NFL Offseason Series: AFC West

Assessing the upcoming offseason for each 2022 AFC West team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2022 NFL Offseason Series: AFC North

Breaking down the upcoming offseason for each 2022 AFC North team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2022 NFL Offseason Series: AFC East

Breaking down the upcoming offseason for each 2022 AFC East team, broken down by division, including projected cap space, players under contract, notable free agents, potential extension candidates, franchise tag possibilities, & trade/cut options.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

$100M Contracts Signed in 2021

With the 2021 calendar year coming to a close, a quick look at all the players in the Big 4 American Sports that put pen to paper on a new contract that total $100M or more.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2021 NFL Pro Bowlers

A financial look at the 2021 NFL Pro Bowlers, including current average salary, and position rank for that salary.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2022 NFL Roster Question Candidates

With the 2021 NFL regular season now past the halfway point, we'll take a quick look at a notable player from each team who is trending toward some sort of "what if" in the upcoming offseason, be it an expiring contract, an extension worthy resume, a potential trade candidate, or a possible cap/roster casualty.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Trolling & Analyzing the Strength of Patrick Mahomes' Contract

Mike Ginnitti accounts for a recent tweet by diving even deeper into the "guarantee mechanisms" of Patrick Mahomes massive contract with the Chiefs, accounting for all of the upcoming triggers, breaking down the dead cap/cash & savings each year through 2031, & comparing it directly to Josh Allen's recent extension in Buffalo.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

NFL Team Cash Spending Since 2016

Rankings NFL team cash spending over the past 5 seasons, breaking down Nerlens Noel's lawsuit against former agency Klutch, & the All-Dead Cap NFL roster.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

The 2021 NFL All-Dead Team

Any given NFL offseason comes with plenty of roster moves, & with most come dead cap hits. We've located the top dead cap hit at each position, formulating the 2021 All Dead Hit Roster

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Projected 2021 NFL Best Value Roster

As week 1 nears, and offseason contracts are finalized, our look at a potential Best Value team for the upcoming 2021 NFL season. For each position group, we’ll select one player on a veteran contract, and one player on a rookie contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

2021 NFL Quarterback Contract Tiers

A look at where the projected starting quarterbacks for the 2021 season fall in terms of their current contract status, from "Locked in" to "On their way" to "Who Knows?"

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Analyzing Josh Allen's Contract Extension

Assessing the value, cap & cash flow, guarantee structure, and practicality of Josh Allen's historic contract extension with the Buffalo Bills

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

NFL Training Camp Roster Bubbles

As we head into training camp week for a few NFL teams, we’ll identify one player from each organization who could be entering the end of July on their roster bubble.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Balanced Bridge Funding

Balanced Bridge Funding has been providing cost-friendly, capital solutions to professional athletes - since 2015. Learn more about solutions for currently signed athletes, or free agents on the market today.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Aaron Rodgers & the Green Bay Packers

Money is the answer to all problems? If so, then a restructured contract could bring Aaron Rodgers back to the Green Bay Packers this summer. What that might look like...

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Offseason Highlight from Each NFL Team

Just a month away from NFL Training Camp, we'll take a look back at the damage that's been done this past offseason highlighting one notable move from each franchise thus far.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Madden NFL Cover Player Analysis

With the revealing of the 2021 Madden NFL Cover now upon us, I'll take a quick look back at the full list of players who have graced this lauded front page, what it's meant for that player and his respective team in the season immediately to follow, how the cover has been dished out positionally, by conference, etc.., and pre or post cover contract implications as well.

Michael Ginnitti | 2 years ago

Projecting NFL Contract Extension Candidates

With the draft now behind us, many teams will turn to taking care of their own both for cap lowering purposes & keeping their core intact. We'll take a look at notable NFL contract extension candidates, including projections for each.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

2018 5th-Year Option Tracker

The deadline for NFL teams to decide on the 5th year option salaries for 2022 for all 2018 1st round selections is May 3rd. We'll track those decisions here.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

2021 NFL Draft Tracker

The 2021 NFL Draft is upon us. Track every pick, including projected 4-year contracts, signing bonuses, & 2021 cap implications for each here.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

NFL Quarterback Guaranteed Money

A snapshot look at how much guaranteed cash each notable quarterback has on the contract currently.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Projecting Josh Allen's Contract Extension

Following a superb 2020 campaign, Bills QB Josh Allen is now extension-eligible for the first time in his career, and Buffalo appears poised to lock him in sooner rather than later. We'll take a look at a potential contract extension for the 24 year old.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

An Aaron Rodgers Restructure

At $37.2M, Aaron Rodgers currently holds the belt for the highest cap hit in all of football for 2021. With rumors circulating about the Packers and he discussing a revamped contract to remedy this bloated figure, we’ll take a look at a few options.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

2021 NFL Pre-Agency Signings

The NFL's negotiation window opens March 15th, followed by official free agent signings & trades on March 17th. We'll track all of the moves here, with more detailed financial links available below.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

NFL Offseason Tracker

The NFL's negotiation window opens March 15th, followed by official free agent signings & trades on March 17th. We'll track all of the moves here, with more detailed financial links available below.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

2021 Restricted Tender Values

Team have four financial options to tender restricted free agents in 2021. Here are the values and draft compensation breakdowns.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

2021 NFL Franchise & Transition Tags

With the 2021 league salary cap now set at $182.5M, these are the confirmed franchise & transition tag values per the NFL (a day late and a dollar short).

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Breaking Down Dak Prescott's Contract

After a few dozen months of negotiation, the Cowboys & Dak Prescott have finally come to terms on a long-term extension, including an all-time record $95M fully guaranteed at signing. Our complete visual break down of the new deal.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Ben Roethlisberger & Void Years

Ben Roethlisberger entered 2021 with the highest cap number in all of football, a whopping $41.25M in the final year of his contract with the Steelers. After the decision was made for Ben to return, the focus became lowering that cap hit. Here’s how Pittsburgh did just that.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

March 2nd NFL Releases

Breaking down notable NFL releases for Tuesday March 2nd, 2021

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Projecting & Predicting the Top NFL Free Agents

We're just a month away from the official start of the 2021 league year and free agency season, so we'll take a moment to highlight some of the more notable names who could be hitting the open market, including projected contracts, thoughts, & a "Best Guess" for each.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Understanding NFL Dead Cap

One of the more important, albeit confusing buzz terms this time of year is "dead cap", or, the amount of salary cap that would remain with a team should a player be released, traded, or retires. Here's a basic understanding of the various scenarios in which dead cap is calculated with an NFL contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

NFL Franchise Tag Candidates

With the NFL offseason officially here, we'll take a look at the first order of business, identifying notable players who may be in line for a franchise tag in the coming weeks.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

The Comprehensive QB Carousel Guide

A complete dive into the contract situations for each notable QB rumored to be on the move, including specific financial ramifications to release, or trade each before and after specific trigger dates, or pre and post June 1st. Each breakdown also includes the total contract, practical guarantees, and individual cap hits that would transfer to a new team via trade.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

The Financial Implications for Deshaun Watson

The Deshaun Watson “saga” may not be going away anytime soon, as the new Houston Texans front office has been adamant in their stance to not trade the 25 year old QB this offseason, despite his public request. We’ll take a quick look at what this showdown could mean for Watson financially.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

2021 QB Carousel Contest

The 2021 offseason could see unprecedented movement at the QB position. Take a stab at predicting where each of the following players will end up next season with this free pick 'em contest.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Super Bowl LV, Financially

The Chiefs & the Buccaneers pose a compelling matchup for the upcoming Super Bowl. We'll take a dive into how the two teams were built financially, in terms of cap, positional spending, top earners, notable free agents, & future outlooks.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

The Aaron Rodgers Conundrum

Another NFC Championship defeat and a seemingly calculated quote leaves the immediate future of QB Aaron Rodgers & the Packers in question (we think). We’ll strip away all outside factors here and simply breakdown what his current contract says in terms of a trade or retirement this offseason.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Offseason Outlook: NFL Final Four

Our NFL offseason outlook series begins with a dive into the final four teams, including current cap space, notable free agents, & extension candidates for the Bills, Packers, Chiefs, & Bucs.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

NFL Playoff Extension Candidates

A look at 23 notable players from the 14 NFL playoff teams who have a chance to up their next payday heading toward the offseason.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

NFL Offseason Trade Candidates

A look at notable NFL players who could be traded this offseason, including the total dead cap to remain with their current team, & the remaining contract to be acquired by the new one.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

2021 NFL Roster Bubbles

An early 2021 Roster Bubble identifying players who are trending toward retirement, a trade, or an outright release for purposes of age, production, or (more than ever) a salary cap casualty. We'll continue to update this piece as reports emerge.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Potential NFL Contract Extension Candidates

Now in the final homestretch of the 2020 regular season, our focus begins to turn toward future roster construction, starting here with a notable potential contract extension candidates from each organization.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

The Potential Quarterback Carousel

With a 2021 salary cap sure to drop, more teams than usual will need to adjust their finances accordingly in order to stay afloat. We'll take an early look at which quarterbacks are heading into a situation where some level of question surrounding their immediate future exists, be it contractual, roster management, or the direction of a team in general.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Notable NFL Trade Candidates

As the November 3rd trade deadline approaches, a look at 20 players rumored to be on the block, including the financial ramifications to move each.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Contract Comparison: Ramsey vs. White

Just hours have the Buffalo Bills made Tre'Davious White the highest paid CB in league history, Jalen Ramsey asked us to hold his beer. Our look at the specific structure, details, and metrics of both these contracts, how they rank, & what it means for future deals going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

NFL Kickoff Preview

The Draft Network's Paige Dimakos discusses a wild offseason, the state of the business, & what to expect from the NFL in 2020-21. Plus, Super Bowl, division, MVP, ROY picks. And, the odds are stacked against Dak Prescott for his next contract - what does he need to do?

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Breaking Down the Patrick Mahomes Contract

We now know what a contract upwards of $500M in the NFL looks like, but what does it mean for Patrick Mahomes & the future of NFL money? Mike Ginnitti breaks down the deal in its entirety, including what is now to come for Dak Prescott, DeShaun Watson, Lamar Jackson, etc...

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

An NFL Offseason Full of Storylines

In a year that many would like to forget, the NFL has pushed ahead, seemingly business as usual, providing an offseason full of storylines, thanks to a number of high profile trades, big money extensions, & a carousel of QB movement. We've identified the biggest moves for each teams thus far.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

Where the Highest Paid NFL Players Were Drafted

We talk often about which NFL players are paid the most within their respective position group, but we don't mention regularly where they started from to get there. Does it matter? Our look into the draft statuses for where the top paid players at each positon group came from.

Michael Ginnitti | 3 years ago

NFL Contract Extension Candidates

Breaking down one player from each franchise who could be staring down a new contract in the coming weeks or months, including their current status, calculated market value, & more.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2021 5th-Year Option Decisions

The deadline to decide on 5th year options for all 2017 first round picks is May 4th. We're tracking the values & decisions here.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

Financially Assessing Veteran QB Contracts in 2021

The Packers selection of Jordan Love prompted us to look at all veteran QBs currently under contract in 2021, where they stand financially, & the cost/savings to move on from each going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2020 NFL Draft Contract Tracker

Keep up with every 2020 NFL Draft pick as they're made, including projected contracts, signing bonuses, & first year cap hit breakdowns for each.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

30 Years of #1 Overall Draft Picks, Financially

A deep dive into 30 years of #1 Overall NFL draft picks, from Jeff George to Kyler Murray, including financial figures, career lifespans, evolutions to the league, positional & college breakdowns, & plenty more .

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

Best & Worst Contracts by Length

Our thoughts on which active contracts from the four major American sports (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB) are the best and worst based on their length.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

10 Hot NFL Takes That Will Never Happen

With the NFL hot stove still simmering on the heels of an action packed March, we'll take a fun stab at predicting 10 Hot Take moves that are certain not to happen, but still make a little bit of sense.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

Breaking Down Ryan Tannehill's Extension

The Titans let Jack Conklin walk to the Browns, & slapped a franchise tag on Derrick Henry, but they didn't mess around with their newfound quarterback, locking him in to a 4 year $118M contract. We break down numbers, rankings, & thoughts surrounding the new deal.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2020 NFL Free Agency Tracker

Keep up with all of the latest signings across the NFL, including full breakdowns, team by team spending, positional spending, & more.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

50 Top NFL Free Agents

Our #NFL Free Agent Tracker now offers an Analysis view that details 50 of the more prominent players (loosely ranked) who are set to hit the open market this March, including quick audio hits for each discussing value & more.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

LISTEN: The Looming Death of QB Contracts, & NFL Roster Cuts

Mike Ginnitti discusses which NFL teams are hoping & praying for a ratified CBA heading toward March. Plus, are we nearing a point where QB contracts just won't be worth it? And, the Rams don't have many financial outs, but Todd Gurley may be one of them.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

LISTEN: NFL CBA Breakdown, & Tag Predictions

A close look at the financial details surrounding the CBA proposed by the NFL owners, including our thoughts on what looks good, & what needs to be better. Plus, tag candidates across the league ahead of the Thursday window. And who are David Ayres & Mason Saunders?

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

LISTEN: NFL Trade Candidates, Banchester City's Scandal & the Beanball Astros

10 NFL Players who could be on the move next month when the league year opens. Plus, EPL club Manchester City faces extreme discipline for their latest financial scandal. We break down how they got here, & why their repercussions should have been matched by MLB in the case of the Houston Astros. 

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2020 NFL Tag Candidates

A look at a few prospective NFL free agents who are trending toward a franchise or transition tag this coming February, including the projected costs for each.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

Notable Numbers, the NFL in 2020, & Wheeler in Philly

Just how much are kickers been kicked to the curb? How impactful have backup QBs been? What's wrong with Tom Brady? Plus. 2020 is a very important year for NFL contracts & dead cap. And, Zack Wheeler gets MLB Free Agency off the ground.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

The Financial Future of Patrick Mahomes

Ringer NFL guru Danny Heifetz joins Mike Ginnitti for an in-depth discussion on the financial future of Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs, & NFL contracts in general.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

Where NFL Starters Were Drafted

A positional, percentage based look at the how the current NFL starting lineups came into the league, broken out by draft round.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2019 NFL Positional Cap Spending

As per usual, we kickoff the NFL season with a snapshot look at how each NFL team is allocated their salary cap money positionally, including a few notable thoughts going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2019-20 NFL Contractual QB Tiers

As the 2019 regular season nears, we break out each of the 32 projected starting quarterbacks into "contractual tiers" ranging from Ineligible for an Extension all the way to "Locked In".

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

10 NFL Summer Extension Candidates

With training camp just two weeks away, the focus for many teams will be locking down notable players to a contract extension prior to the start of the upcoming season. We've identified 10 players who fall in this category, including projections for each potential deal.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

NFL Summer Roster Bubbles

While the NFL is on its summer break, we've identified 140 players who may be heading into training camp on their respective team's roster bubble, including the financial ramifications to trade or release each in the coming weeks.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2019 Offseason Finances: Atlanta Falcons

Our next financial breakdown of the NFL offseason highlights the Falcons, who took a 7-9 nosedive in 2018, and spent March rebuilding their offensive line. We assess their cap, notable additions & subtractions, top earners, notable free agents, & fantasy rankings.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

2019 Offseason Finances: Arizona Cardinals

Our first financial breakdown of the NFL offseason highlights the Arizona Cardinals, who turned a 3-13 record in 2018 into a first round QB selection for the second straight season. We assess their cap, notable additions & subtractions, top earners, notable free agents, & fantasy rankings.

Michael Ginnitti | 4 years ago

Breaking Down Russell Wilson's Extension

Deadlines spur actions. Russell Wilson's stance to gain an extension from the Seahawks resulted in a 4 year, $140 million new money contract that runs through 2023. We'll break down the numbers, the rankings, and our thoughts for how the deal looks going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

2019 NFL Free Agency Guide

With the 2019 NFL league year just one week away, we present our annual Free Agency Primer, highlighting notable players at each position set to hit the open market, including their their potential market value, and a few thoughts going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

24 Notable NFL Trade Candidates

As the combine kicks off and the NFL conversation turns to free agency and the draft, trade talk is often pushed to back room. But NFL teams have been increasingly using the trade as a viable team-building piece over the past few seasons. We've identified 24 players who may be on the trade block heading toward March, including the cost to do so.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

10 Notable 2019 NFL Franchise Tag Candidates

As the franchise tag window officially opens, we take a quick look at ten players who are likely to be slapped with a tag, including the projected cost to do so, and their calculated market value for a long-term extension.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Tom Brady's Adjusted Career Earnings

It's no secret that the best quarterback of our generation hasn't exactly been the highest paid player on an annual basis, but how much less has he really been accepting? We took a crack at adjusting each of Brady's contracts over the past 19 seasons to see how much more than $212M he could have earned.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Potential 2019 NFL Roster Bubbles

The first edition of our annual NFL Roster Bubble list highlights 80+ players who are trending toward the possibility of becoming a cap casualty for their respective team in 2019. We've broken this list down by position, including specific financial ramifications to trade or release each player next offseason.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Trading Antonio Brown

With reports from Steelers ownership today that Antonio Brown’s future with the Steelers is “unlikely”, we’ll do a deep dive into the scenarios financial ramifications for his potential trade out of Pittsburgh.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Financially Assessing the 2018 NFL Playoff Teams

With the NFL playoffs now upon us, we'll take a thorough look at the current and future finances of each postseason team, including how they're spending their dollars positionally, their 2019 cap space outlook, notable pending free agents, and a few players who may be on the bubble.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Monday Morning Financial Round Up

This week's round up highlights the future financial outlook for Alex Smith fresh off of his unfortunate Week 11 injury, a look ahead to notable NBA free agents at each position, which NFL teams are cash-heavy into their defense, and is it worth it? And are the Mets trading one of their aces this winter?

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Monday Morning Financial Round Up

Our latest Monday Morning Financial Round Up dives into the many ramifications of Sam Bradford's release in Arizona, Clayton Kershaw's revised payday with the Dodgers, the Sacramento Kings & the Best Value NBA teams thus far, and of course, an obligatory Le'Veon Bell update.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Grading Notable 2018 NFL Free Agents by Team

With the 2017 NFL regular season now nearly half complete, we'll take a look back at the free agent season that was. We've identified all notable free agent signings with contracts north of $1M from each team, assessing a "Value Level" for each based on $ vs. production. View the player and team grades...

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Weekend Sports Round Up, Financially

Our weekly Monday morning financial round up highlights the quick, apparent fall of Jameis Winston in Tampa, the return to prominence of Andrew Luck in Indy, a surprising start for the Seahawks, yet another championship in Boston, & one Maple Leafs player goes down, while another still isn't even signed yet.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Valuing 5 NFL Players Ready for A New Contract

With the 2018 regular season nearly half way complete, we'll start to look ahead financially. We've identified 5 players who should be, or definitely will be, in need of a new contract in the coming months, assessing their value through the current season, and projecting the numbers going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Financial Ramifications for 7 NFL Trade Candidates

The rumor mills are full of NFL players who could be, should be, might be, or want to be moved as we approach the October 30 trade deadline. We've identified seven of those candidates, breaking down all of the numbers should they be moved now, or next offseason.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Week 7 NFL Financial Round Up

The Jaguars have all but had it with QB Blake Bortles - our look at the financial cost to cut or trade him in the coming months. And, the Rams spent a lot of dollars to keep their own this summer, and they've been rewarded ever since. How the cash flows in LA, and who might be in need of a deal there next? Plus. 5 NFL soon to be free agents trending up through 7 weeks.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Week 6 NFL Financial Round Up

Case Keenum trending down, Nathan Peterman's interceptions trending up, plus the Raiders appear poised to sell, the Patriots appear poised to win big, and the Cowboys might be something?

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Week 4 NFL Financial Round Up

A look at the financial ramifications for Earl Thomas (FS, SEA), & Tyler Eifert's (TE, CIN) apparent season injuries, and what Le'Veon Bell should be thinking in lei, plus it was a good weekend for kickers, but not so much for rookie quarterbacks (and a few Hall of Fame bound veterans as well).

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Week 3 NFL Financial Round Up

Our Week 3 NFL round up highlights the financial ramifications of Jimmy Garoppolo's injury, and a few possible trade & free agent replacements. Plus, Sam Bradford's benching is a lot more costly than you might initially think. Plus, Le'Veon Bell is on the trade block, and Earl Thomas wants to be. Our thoughts on both situations heading toward Week 4.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Financial Statuses for Notable Week 1 NFL Injuries

While Week 1 of the NFL season still hasn't entirely wrapped yet, the injuries to notable players across the league are unfortunately piling up. We'll take a look at a few players who were banging up this weekend, including their financial statuses this year and going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Aaron Rodgers: Deep Thoughts & Contract Facts

Our thoughts about the goods, the bads, & the numbers surrounding Aaron Rodgers' historic extension with the Packers, including a reset of the NFL contract market, and its impact on a few QBs who are next in line to cash in.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Assessing the 2014 WR Draft Class Financially

With Odell Beckham Jr. now locked in with the Giants for at least a few more years, it’s high time we take dive into what has become a truly remarkable WR draft class from 2014. We take a financial look at the 15 receivers drafted in the first three rounds, including production, earnings, & more.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Assessing Odell Beckham Jr.'s New Contract

Odell Beckham Jr. put a much needed jolt into the NFL contract world when he penned a 5 year, $90 million new-money extension to remain with the New York Giants for the foreseeable future. We’ll take a quick look at the details that are known, assessing how everything ranks out across the board.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Breaking Down Quarterbacks for All 32 NFL Teams

A deep dive into the most important position in football, as we assess guarantees, true values, potential outs, contract breakdowns, age & financial comparisons from 2017 to 2018, and our thoughts about the QB situation for all 32 NFL teams heading toward September. Keep scrolling...

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

The Top Fantasy Football Draft Picks, Contractually

As many, if not most, fantasy football leagues head for their draft day, we'll take a quick look at the top available players at each position, making note of their actual contract status, their stability with their current team, and an upcoming free agent dates.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Spotrac's NFL Fantasy Contest

NEW: Our 2018 #NFL Regular Season Fantasy Contest is now open. Create a free roster, selecting 1 player from each NFL team, while keeping your salary cap low, for a chance at $500 in cash prizes.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Roster Bubble Candidates from Every NFL Team

A quick look at a few players from each NFL team who are reportedly battling for a roster spot this summer, including the financial ramifications to trade or release him in the coming months.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Dollars & Sense: Diluted Veterans, Guaranteed Contracts, & Young QBs

The NFL's rookie wage scale, now in its 8th year, was added to assure veterans got paid. Is it working? Plus, the push for more guaranteed dollars is real, where will it take us? And plenty of teams selected their next "franchise QB" at the top of recent drafts. Can they actually win the Super Bowl?

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

5 NFL Offseason Hot Takes

With most draft picks now under contract, the NFL offseason shifts to roster bubbles, contract extensions, and even trade candidates as teams head toward training camp. We've identified a few hot takes that make sense before the 2018 season.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Assessing the Future of Jameis Winston

The reported 3-game suspension for Jameis Winston to start the 2018 season adds more question to his long-term role with the Buccaneers organization. With a near $21M option-year looming in 2019, we discuss his career to date, and what might be in store for the 24-year-old going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 5 years ago

Recent NFL Contracts by Percentages

While big numbers are easily tossed around when a new NFL contract is announced, there are a few specific metrics that should become the most important figures to seek out. We assess recent signings based on League Cap Percentage & Percent Guaranteed at Signing, positionally.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Breaking Down Matt Ryan's $150M Extension

It wasn’t a matter of if, but when would Matt Ryan become the next-man-up as the NFL’s highest paid player, but boy did he come away from a contract. We break down the numbers, structure, and rankings.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

NFL Pre-Draft Positional Cap Spending

With free agency dwindling down and the draft just days away, we'll take a quick snapshot look at how each team is currently allocating cap dollars positionally, as well as notable draft needs, current projected cap space, and thoughts going forward for each.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

10 NFL Contract Extension Candidates

With the free agency buzz dwindling, we shift our attention to currently signed players who are in the market for a new contract with their respective teams, including calculated values, projections, and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Free Agent Winners, Losers, & the Guaranteed Truths

Now that the dust has settled a bit, we take a snapshot look at the free agent frenzy that was, notably the upfront guarantees of contracts, the adjusted potential outs for major signings, & Winners, Losers thus far.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

NFL Trade Agreement Financials

They can't become official until the new league year (March 14th), but the pending NFL offseason has already seen 10 trade agreements hit the airwaves. We take a look at the financial impact going in and out for all teams with trade agreements in place.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

The Stability of Running Back Contracts

As the game on the field changes, so too must the business side of football. Veteran running back contracts have become more prevalently tossed aside, making way for younger, cheaper depth. We took a look at just how unstable RB contracts have been since 2012.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Predicting QB Decisions for Every 2018 NFL Team

The most important position in football will have plenty of movement in the coming weeks. We assess every team's current QB status, offering predictions for who to sign, draft, release, restructure, trade, in each case. 100% positive to be 100% wrong.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Potential NFL Trades Scenarios & Candidates

Slowly but surely, trades have become a more popular process for NFL teams to improve, rebuild, or shed cap dollars both in-season, and at the start of the league year. We've identified a few teams & players who may be on the move this spring, including three specific scenarios.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

NFL Dead Cap 101

The season of roster cuts, restructures, trades, & even retirements brings up an important vice connected to NFL contracts - dead cap. We'll take a quick look at what it is, why it's important, and which players and teams have accounted for the most in recent years.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Notable 2018 Franchise Tag Candidates

The window for NFL teams to begin applying franchise tags to current players opens on February 20th, lasting for two weeks. We’ll take a quick look at a few notable players who are likely destined for a tag, including the projected cost to do so. (actual franchise tag values won’t be known until the league solidifies the 2018 salary cap in a week or so.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

100+ Potential 2018 NFL Cap Casualties

We've identified players from each NFL team who may be trending toward the 2018 roster bubble, based on performance vs. compensation & dead cap structure. The list below shows the individual financial implications to trade or release each player based on various bonus dates some may have.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Offseason Cap Questions: Buffalo Bills

An offseason look at a view Buffalo Bills with contractual question marks heading into 2018, and the cap ramifications should they retire, be traded, or be released in the coming weeks.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

An Offseason Look at the New England Patriots

As the NFL flips the switch to offseason mode, we take a look at the New England Patriots who have plenty of questions to answer this spring, including the status of a few key, aging players, contract considerations for pending free agents & extension candidates, and a few names who might be on the bubble in 2018.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Analyzing a Value & Top Destinations for Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins will draw plenty of interest from plenty of teams on the open free agent market - some of which will need to make financial and roster space to acquire him. We’ll take a quick look at the top contenders, including their current financial situation, and any potential moves to be made.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

A Financial Look at Super Bowl 52

A unique look at a few different sides of the New England Patriots & Philadelphia Eagles, including a financial look at 'how they got here', 'how they're built', 'where they're going', top earners, notable free agents, extension candidates and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Market Values for 50 Notable NFL Free Agents

With the NFL offseason officially around the corner, we break down 50 prospective & potential free agents at each position group, highlighting their previous salary, projected market value, and our thoughts going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

How the Final Four NFL Teams are Built Financially

The 2017 NFL season is down to its final four teams, including a set of rosters put together very differently both in terms of scheme and pay. We'll take a look at how the spending breakdowns for these teams as it pertains to their projected starting lineups for championship week.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

The Mother of all QB Offseasons

For the first time in years, legitimate, experienced starting QBs will be hitting the open market. Toss in a few more on the cap casualty/trade block, and a half dozen more expected to go early in the draft, and the most important position in football may very well be oversaturated this spring. We take a look at who these quarterbacks are, what they're worth, and how the market might shape up.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Financially Assessing the 2017 NFL Playoff Teams

A quick look at how each of the 12 NFL playoff teams have spent their cap dollars positionally, plus a look forward to 2018, including projected cap space, potential cut candidates, and notable free agents.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

How Much Is Your QB Actually Worth?

The last time a $100 million NFL contract actually amounted to $100 million was, never. We take a look at notable current multi-year QB contracts, assessing their actual value across 3 years, & their more likely total value.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Every NFL Team's Quarterback Financial Status for 2018

As we head toward the finish line of the 2017 NFL regular season,12 teams appear to have question marks surrounding their quarterback position heading toward 2018. We'll take a close look at each team's QB status for 2018, including cap figures, dead cap scenarios, implications to trade or release players, and our thoughts going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Calculating Tyrod Taylor's Market Value

After a Week 11 benching, the Bills turned back to their efficient QB, who led them to a Week 12 victory in Kansas City. With an $18M cap figure in 2018, where does Taylor's financial future lie? We took a look...

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

NFL Contract Extension & Release Candidates

With the 2017 NFL regular season now well past the half way point, we'll turn the page ahead to 2018, taking a look at players on each NFL team primed for a contract extension, or possibly headed toward a release next spring.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Financially Assessing the 2017 NFL Trade Deadline

Generally quiet, the 2017 NFL trade deadline has already provided a few blockbuster surprises. We’ll take a deep dive into each move, noting the financial implications for each side.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Value Grading Notable 2017 NFL Free Agents

With the 2017 NFL regular season nearly half complete, we'll take a quick look back at notable free agent signings from each team, providing a Value Level for each based on $ vs. Production.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

Potential Roster Cuts as Training Camp Nears

An updated look at NFL players reportedly fighting for a roster spot as training camps close in, including the financial ramifications to release or trade each.

Michael Ginnitti | 6 years ago

NFL Players on the 2017 Roster Bubble

With the draft now behind us, the offseason conversation turns toward final 53-man rosters. We'll take a look at players who have been reported to be "on the bubble" heading toward summer workouts, including the cap ramifications to trade or release each along the way.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

The Cost to Cut or Trade Your Quarterback

With NFL rosters taking shape we'll take a snapshot look at the current contract statuses for notable QBs on every NFL team, including the costs to cut or trade them this summer, or next spring.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Assessing NFL Draft Contracts Since 2010

Our in-depth look at the movement of NFL draft picks after their rookie contracts expire, broken down by team and position, including the percent of players retained, relinquished and more...

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Positional Breakdowns of NFL Team Salary Caps

An in-depth look at how each NFL team is spending its 2017 cap dollars across each position group heading toward the draft, including cap percentages, combined average salaries, average player ages, and more...

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

2017 NFL Free Agency

The 2017 NFL league year will kickoff at 4PM EST. We'll be tracking all the signings, trades, restructures across various tools throughout the website as details become available. For now, here's a look at the best available free agents heading toward the signing period.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

NFL Players on the 2018 Roster Bubble

As the 2017 NFL regular season heads toward the home stretch, we've begun to collect a list of players by position who may be trending toward their current team's 2018 roster bubble, based on performance vs. compensation & dead cap structure.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Offseason Financial Previews for all 32 NFL Teams

As the 2017 league year nears we take a snapshot look at the current offseason status for each team, including projected cap space, potential cap casualties, notable free agents, extension candidates, and more.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

First Look: Potential 2017 Roster Bubble Players

Our first look at NFL players at each position who's contract status for 2017 may be in question, in terms of a player/team option, or potential trade/release/restructure candidate.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

What to do with Tony Romo?

Understanding the options, salary cap implications, and business decisions that come the Dallas Cowboys trading or releasing QB Tony Romo this offseason.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Career Contract Analysis: Tom Brady

Tom Brady and the Patriots front office have worked hand in hand over the past 17 years to ensure that he's compensated well, but in a manner that provide team flexibility. We take a quick look at his career contracts highlighting some of these maneuvers along the way.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Contract Statuses for Recently Injured Players

As is the unfortunate case each year, injuries have begun to pile up early on in this NFL season. We take a look at a few of the more notable ones, highlighting each player's current contract status going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Assessing NFL Team Caps at Week 2

A look at the salary cap figures for each NFL team's 53-man roster, dead money totals, and injured reserves heading into Week 2 of the 2016 season.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Reactions to the Drew Brees Contract Extension

The Saints and Drew Brees agreed on a 1 year $24.25M contract extension Wednesday, keeping the 37-year-old QB in the fold thru the 2017 season. We take a look at the structure, cap impact, rankings, and future options going forward.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Positional Spending for each 53-Man Roster

While NFL rosters will continue to change on an hourly basis in the coming days, we'll take a snapshot look at how the first batch of 53-man rosters breaks down financially.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Current NFL QB Financial Depth Charts

As 2016 NFL final rosters begin to take shape, we take a look at the projected Week 1 depth charts at the quarterback position as has been reported.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Assessing NFL 75-Man Salary Caps

NFL teams processed plenty of transactions over the course of the past 48 hours as they shuffled to trim their rosters to the mandated 75. We'll take a quick look at how these 75-man squads are built financially as we head toward final 53-man roster moves.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Notable NFL Players on the Offseason Roster Bubble

An updated look at players reported to be on their respective team's roster bubble, and the current financial ramifications should they be released or traded. Send suggestions to @spotrac.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Bills Extend QB Tyrod Taylor

The Bills have signed QB Tyrod Taylor to a reported 5 year $92 million base extension, that appears to include just 1 year of guaranteed salary at signing, and club options in the final two years of the deal.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Assessing Tyrann Matheiu's Extension

Now one of the most versatile and productive defensive backs in the game, Tyrann Matheui agreed to a 5 year, $62.5M extension with the Arizona Cardinals this week. We'll take a look at the structure and breakdown of the contract, including how it ranks among other deals.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Top Extension Candidates from all 32 NFL Teams

With rosters beginning to take shape for the upcoming 2016 season, we'll take a look at one player on each of the 32 NFL teams who could be a candidate for a significant contract extension in the coming months. In many cases we've including our calculated projected value for that player's next contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Potential NFL Roster Bubble Players

With training camps just a few weeks away, we've created a list of notable players who may be fighting for a roster spot this month, including the financial ramifications should the team release or trade the player.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

A Snapshot look at 2016 NFL Offseason Spending

A look at how each NFL team spent their hard earned money this offseason, broken down by Waivers, Free Agency, Draft Signings, Undrafted Free Agency, and Extensions.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Current NFL Team 90-Man Roster Salary Caps

With training camps just a few weeks away the focus for many NFL teams turns away from adding to trimming down their 2016 rosters. We take a snapshot look at where each team currently stands in terms of signed players, active roster cap, accrued dead cap, and estimated 90-man cap space.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Colts Extend Andrew Luck in Historic Manner

Our look at Andrew Luck's historic contract extension with the Colts, including $123M in new money, $87M in potential guarantees, and $75M across the first three seasons.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

NFL Offseason Series: Quarterbacks

With training camp just a month away, we'll take a look back at the quarterback movement across the league, including Extensions, Free Agent signings, Trades, Draft Picks, and Undrafted Free Agent signings.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Panthers Extend Michael Oher

The Carolina Panthers solidified Cam Newton's blindside through the 2019 season by awarding left tackle Michael Oher with a 3 year $21.6M extension.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Extending Franchise-Tagged Players

With the deadline to sign franchise tagged players to a long-term extension just one month away, our look at where each player stands.

Michael Ginnitti | 7 years ago

Ranking Guaranteed Cash among NFL Teams

While many NFL contracts look absurd on paper, the real truth behind them lies in the "fully guaranteed money". The following table shows the combined total of base salaries or roster bonuses that are already fully guaranteed right now for each NFL team broken down across the next 3 seasons.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Guaranteed Futures for NFL Teams

It's never too early to look ahead. We take a look at the current and prospective guaranteed salaries & bonuses for players in the 2017 season in comparison to their team's respective salary cap outlook.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

NFL 2016 Bonus & Salary Guarantees Due Dates

As the offseason comes closer to focus, we've taken the measures to track down as many specific dates and figures pertaining to guaranteed salaries and bonuses that are soon to come to terms.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

NFL 2016 Team Financial Power Rankings

Assessing the financial health of each NFL team heading toward the new league year, including estimated cap space, and the percent of cap $ allocated to projected starters. We've also highlighted notable free agents and team needs for each team. This report will update automatically as transactions process.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

An Early Look at Potential 2016 NFL Cap Casualties

As the calendar flips to 2016, we'll take an early look ahead to next year rosters, identifying a list of players who are rumored to be on the "roster bubble". Our piece includes all financial implications for trading or releasing these players heading into the new league year.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Current Market Value: Tyrod Taylor

While the sample size is tiny, the Bills may finally have an answer to their 20-year search for a starting QB. We'll calculate the current market value of Tyrod Taylor through his first 10 games in Buffalo, comparing his Passing/Rushing statistics to QBs of similar age & production who have recently signed deals.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Current Market Value: Doug Martin

An up and down 4 years appears to be ending on a high note for Doug Martin, whose rookie contract is set to expire after the 2015 campaign. We'll assess his current market value as he heads toward a new deal.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Contract Forecast: Kirk Cousins

It's been a rollercoaster ride in Washington through 3+ seasons, but Kirk Cousins is slowly beginning to show that he's worth a second contract. We'll assess the 27 year old's current market value as he nears free agency, based on his 2015 production, projected out to 16 games.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Current Valuation: Rob Gronkowski

He's under contract through 2019, but with $6M in guaranteed money remaining, it might soon be time for the Patriots to re-address Rob Gronkowski's deal. We assess his current value here.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

NFL Team Positional Spending Analysis

With preliminary 53-man rosters now in place (for a second or two), we've developed an interactive, real-time look at how each team is currently allocating their cap dollars positionally.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Statistically Valuing Robert Griffin III

He's no longer the starting QB in Washington, and my not be a member of the team much longer as well , but the book on Robert Griffin III's career isn't likely closed yet. We'll assess his statistical production over the past two seasons to determine what his value would be, had he been in line for an extension.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Updated NFL Roster Bubble Players

A look at notable NFL players rumored to be on the 53-man "roster bubble", including their current cap hit, and the savings to the team should they trade or release the player.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Extension Projection: George Iloka

The "secret weapon" of the Bengals defense is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2015. Our look at the current value of strong safety George Iloka, projecting his forthcoming extension.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Contract Forecast: Marcell Dareus

While off-the-field issues and injury concerns have surrounded Marcell Dareus through his first 4 seasons in Buffalo, there's no denying his elite skillset. Now entering a contract year with the Bills, we'll assess Dareus' current value, forecasting what an extension should look like in the coming months.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Contract Forecast: Matt Forte

He can run, he can catch, and he's been the cornerstone of the Chicago Bears offense over the past 4 seasons. With an expiring contract in 2015, our unique assessment of Matt Forte's current financial value.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Extension Projection: A.J. Green

The next duo of former first round drafted wide receivers inline for major paydays are now Julio Jones (ATL) and A.J. Green (CIN). We'll assess the current value of Green over the past two seasons, forecasting the extension he may be putting pen to paper for in a few weeks.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Extension Projection: Antonio Brown

With WRs paygrades increasing by the week around the NFL, it's likely time for another to address his contract in the coming weeks. Antonio Brown is currently the 14th highest AAV WR in the NFL, and carries no guaranteed money over the final 3 years of his deal. We'll assess his current value heading into 2015.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Contract Forecast: Julio Jones

With extensions for Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas now in the books, the focus quickly turns to Falcons' top wide receiver Julio Jones, whose set to play out a $10.176M 5th year option in 2015. We'll assess his current value, mathematically calculating what his extension might look like.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Extension Projection: Kam Chancellor

The Seahawks have been plenty busy this offseason, but Kam Chancellor's holdout remains a lingering issue heading toward the preseason. We'll assess Chancellor's current value should the two sides agree that a new deal is warranted.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Projected NFL Starting Lineups, Financially

As teams kickoff camp, and the 2015 regular season nears, we'll take an updated look at projected starting lineups for each of the 32 NFL teams, financially; showinghow teams are set to spend on their offense, defense, and special teams starter, while also breaking down each lineup individually.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Extension Projection: Lavonte David

One of the best kept secrets in the league the past three seasons, Buccaneers OLB Lavonte David is set to enter a contract year in 2015. We'll assess his current value, projecting what an upcoming extension might look like for the 25 year old.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Contract Forecast: Eli Manning

Eli Manning's 6 year $97.5M contract with the Giants is set to expire after the 2015 season. We'll take a look at the recent production of the 11 year QB, assessing his value as he heads toward his next payday.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Extension Projection: Muhammad Wilkerson

With $151.3M allocated to their 2016 salary cap already, the Jets may have trouble keeping some of their key players in house soon. We'll assess the current value of one, DE Muhammad Wilkerson, heading into a contract year.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Extension Projection: Russell Okung

The Seahawks have plenty of contracts set to expire after 2015, including starting OT Russell Okung. We'll assess his current value as he seeks a new deal for the upcoming season.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Updated Contract Forecast: TY Hilton

The young, talented Colts are almost to their breaking point financially, with much of their core due for sophomore contracts in the coming year. We'll assess WR T.Y. Hilton's value, likely the first of the group to garner a new deal.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Contract Forecast: Luke Kuechly

With QB Cam Newton now under contract, the next Panthers player in line should be ILB Luke Kuechly. At just 24 years old, the captain of the defense has a long and bright future in Carolina. We'll project his current value to forecast a possible upcoming extension.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Contract Valuation: Cam Heyward

The Steelers wasted no time in locking down one of their own Thursday, signing DE Cameron Heyward to a 6 year $59.2 million extension. We'll take a reverse approach to our general forecasting process, plugging Heyward into our formula to see how the new contract fairs in terms of calculated value.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Contract Forecast: Nick Foles

The St. Louis Rams are in talks to extend newly acquired QB Nick Foles, whose rookie contract is set to expire after the 2015 season. We'll assess his current value, projecting the new money he might see in his next deal.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Calculating the Current Value of WR Dez Bryant

With the July 15th deadline to extend franchise tagged players looming, a deal between Dez Bryant and the Cowboys appears imminent. We'll calculate the current value of Bryant, forecasting what the extension might look like.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Is Bobby Wagner Worth $10M Per Year?

While much of the talk surrounding Russell Wilson's extension have subsided for now, those regarding ILB Bobby Wagner have heated back up. Wagner has made it clear that he's seeking $10M per year for his new contract. We'll assess his value at this time.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Projecting the Value of Demaryius Thomas

The Broncos saw plenty of their players earn major paydays elsewhere this offseason, but may be on the verge of keeping one of their own for the future. We'll project the current value of WR Demaryius Thomas, forecasting his possible extension.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Forecasting the Guaranteed Value of Russell Wilson

With Cam Newton's major extension now in the books, the focus shifts to Russell Wilson, whose 4 year $2.9M rookie contract with the Seahawks is set to expire after the 2015 season. We'll assess the value of the 26 year old, projecting the annual average and guaranteed money that could come with his next contract.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Projecting the Value of Andrew Luck

With Cam Newton's extension all but done in Carolina, the focus will soon shift to Colts QB Andrew Luck, whose done nothing but carry Indy into 3 straight playoff appearances. We'll assess his current value, projecting the type of new money he might be looking at soon.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Why Cam Newton is Worth $100+ Million

As reports grow that the Panthers are nearing a deal to extend their franchise QB Cam Newton, we'll take a look at his current value, showing why this deal should eclipse the $100 million mark.

Michael Ginnitti | 8 years ago

Tracking NFL Players on the Roster Bubble

As offseason rosters begin to take shape, we'll keep track of players who are rumored to be on the bubble over the next few months, making note of the financial implications to release, trade, or restructure them.

Michael Ginnitti | 9 years ago