Sunday, January 25, 2015

Free Agency Exploration 1.0


Daniel House takes a look at the salary cap and compiles his best premature Vikings offseason plan. Let the draft and free agency talk begin!



Updated: January 25th, 2015 1:44pm

By: Daniel House



Many of you have requested my offseason plan for the Vikings in 2015. This is extremely premature and is just a talking piece for the next few weeks. With some restructures, cuts, and re-signings, the Vikings will have a generous amount of cap space to address their needs in free agency.

Restructure: 
Captain Munnerlyn
Greg Jennings
John Sullivan
Brian Robison

Cut: 
Adrian Peterson (or trade)
Chad Greenway
Jerome Felton
Charlie Johnson

Resign: 
Joe Berger- 1-year, $1 million contract
Tom Johnson- 3-year, $9 million contract

Total Free Agent Spending Budget: 

$48,000,000, which accounts for $5,000,000 in draft pick spending

Free Agent Signings

OG Orlando Franklin signs a 4-year, $28 million contract 
ILB Rey Maualuga signs a 3-year, $24 million contract 
WR Torrey Smith signs a 5-year, $49 million contract 
S Devin McCourty signs a 4-year $36 million contract 

Roughly estimated total cap hit on these signings: $35 million

That leaves the Vikings with roughly $13 million in cap space, in addition to the $5 million I allotted for draft picks. 

This concludes my free agency plan and I will have more on the NFL Draft in the coming days. This is the stepping stone plan to how the Vikings will prepare for the draft. Free agency decisions are critical to how you attack the NFL Draft. These moves will be updated as March approaches and I change my opinions.

In addition, I will be posting prospect rankings, breakdowns, and a mock draft all throughout the next few weeks.

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  1. That looks like a playoff team to me. However I doubt we free up that much space or land all three those 3 top tier FAs (Franklin, Smith, McCourty)

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