March 8, 2013
So many needs, so little cap space. The big question that rests on the Detroit Lions shoulders is this; what will this team look like after free agency? Let's take a look at the possibilities and then let's narrow down what could happen for the Detroit Lions.
With players like Dominic Raiola and Nate Burleson restructuring their deals last week, the Lions are looking to have a total cap hit at about $113.9 million dollars. The expectation for the league wide salary cap should be about $123 million dollars. That means the Lions have just under $10 million dollars to spend. Martin Mayhew has gone around and said 'that more contracts will be restructured over the next few weeks.' What can we expect from that?
I'd think that quarterback Matthew Stafford will be the first player to get his contract restructured or renewed as the Lions will try and lower his cap hit of $20.3 million dollars to something like $12-13 million dollars. I could be low-balling him on that too so let's say $15 m...