Explain how cutting Ertz and Conner loses us money in 2024. Both OTC and SportTrac say there is no dead cap in 2024 unless we designate them Post June 1st cuts. You keep saying their contracts are different but I can’t remember an NFL contract working like that. The problem with an early cut/trade has always been accelerating guaranteed money to the year they are cut.
I haven't said their contract's are different. Not sure where you get that from.
So cutting them accelerates $6.7m of dead money from next year into this year and would cause $8.7m of dead cap in 2023. Money we don't have by the way as explained above. We have between $12m and $14.5m in cap space at the moment and only 62 players.
So anyway, it moves $6.7m off next years books onto this year. But you also have to pay a couple of vet min scrubs to replace them this year at just over a mil each. So the actual cost is $8.7m.
If you just keep the two experience players for a year and let the cap space you haven't wasted with dead money roll over it only costs you $8m next year to move on. Hopefully by which time McBride is ready to step up and a rookie RB we draft this year can replace Conner (or Ingram). And you filled two roster spots with capable starters and leaders as a bonus.
The only sensible way out this year that clears cap space is to trade Ertz when he is healthy but that's likely at the deadline.