Restructure Potential

A tool that teams have to create cap space in the current or upcoming league year is restructuring, the conversion of scheduled payments such as base salary or roster bonuses into signing bonuses that are prorated equally across the length of the contract, over a maximum of five years. This graph and table illustrates the potential that each team has to create 2024 cap space with restructuring.

There are two types of restructuring:

  • A simple restructure converts payments into prorated signing bonuses within the confines of the remainder of the contract. Teams typically have the ability to unilaterally execute simple restructures without any action necessary from the player.
  • A maximum restructure increases the amount of cap space via conversion into prorated signing bonuses by either extending the contract or by adding void years to a contract, years that do not extend the contract but are only used as placeholders for the proration. Maximum restructures are typically considered a renegotiation of the contract that requires the player's consent to execute.

Visit OTC's transactions table to learn the restructure potential for each player.

  • Effective Cap Space
  • Possible Cap Space With Simple Restructures
  • Possible Cap Space With Maximum Restructures
NE
DET
LV
SF
WAS
ARI
JAX
GB
IND
PHI
MIN
TEN
CIN
HOU
CLE
LAC
KC
PIT
DAL
MIA
NO
BUF
TB
NYG
SEA
LAR
DEN
CAR
BAL
CHI
NYJ
ATL
TeamEffective Cap SpaceSimple RestructurePossible Cap SpaceMaximum RestructurePossible Cap Space
Patriots$36,082,697$14,048,281$50,130,978$38,232,951$74,315,648
Lions$31,994,835$37,330,010$69,324,845$52,913,226$84,908,061
Raiders$30,144,297$50,145,413$80,289,710$69,715,406$99,859,703
49ers$28,826,414$50,760,869$79,587,283$75,965,803$104,792,217
Commanders$28,114,715$33,590,521$61,705,236$57,459,501$85,574,216
Cardinals$25,605,082$41,684,202$67,289,284$73,760,498$99,365,580
Jaguars$25,218,514$28,806,840$54,025,354$51,294,333$76,512,847
Packers$24,558,572$44,368,337$68,926,909$56,807,038$81,365,610
Colts$22,303,710$49,296,566$71,600,276$85,009,432$107,313,142
Eagles$22,228,768$7,345,619$29,574,387$10,636,722$32,865,490
Vikings$20,654,120$34,474,595$55,128,715$47,753,498$68,407,618
Titans$18,881,740$45,674,437$64,556,177$59,782,990$78,664,730
Bengals$17,652,962$44,505,843$62,158,805$90,834,762$108,487,724
Texans$16,856,261$30,343,188$47,199,449$52,330,006$69,186,267
Browns$13,731,257$55,267,270$68,998,527$63,892,766$77,624,023
Chargers$13,604,192$19,813,032$33,417,224$34,076,889$47,681,081
Chiefs$12,902,810$44,778,460$57,681,270$85,769,082$98,671,892
Steelers$12,662,539$32,094,937$44,757,476$75,690,534$88,353,073
Cowboys$9,334,763$49,674,820$59,009,583$77,264,308$86,599,071
Dolphins$9,239,320$22,590,521$31,829,841$54,274,866$63,514,186
Saints$8,531,776$24,349,762$32,881,538$30,260,007$38,791,783
Bills$7,962,796$20,216,110$28,178,906$25,358,106$33,320,902
Buccaneers$5,917,336$73,891,751$79,809,087$91,750,545$97,667,881
Giants$5,633,008$62,596,472$68,229,480$82,792,916$88,425,924
Seahawks$5,481,832$19,032,768$24,514,600$40,165,106$45,646,938
Rams$4,776,808$66,662,104$71,438,912$87,659,950$92,436,758
Broncos$4,363,184$11,470,810$15,833,994$49,683,078$54,046,262
Panthers$3,487,782$30,082,768$33,570,550$57,882,878$61,370,660
Ravens$3,271,386$45,761,208$49,032,594$61,962,418$65,233,804
Bears$1,929,428$67,149,830$69,079,258$107,510,533$109,439,961
Jets$1,649,764$53,504,101$55,153,865$65,894,062$67,543,826
Falcons($1,621,966)$59,869,124$58,247,158$93,921,615$92,299,649