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
TEN
NE
IND
WAS
CHI
HOU
DET
CIN
TB
ARI
LV
LAR
CAR
MIN
ATL
PHI
NYG
JAX
KC
BAL
NYJ
SEA
PIT
GB
SF
CLE
DAL
DEN
LAC
NO
MIA
BUF
TeamEffective Cap SpaceSimple RestructurePossible Cap SpaceMaximum RestructurePossible Cap Space
Titans$72,434,839$43,682,770$116,117,609$55,328,990$127,763,829
Patriots$69,328,592$17,837,862$87,166,454$51,627,279$120,955,871
Colts$67,870,343$27,383,820$95,254,163$73,789,432$141,659,775
Commanders$67,686,345$41,118,771$108,805,116$65,239,101$132,925,446
Bears$66,248,878$54,669,830$120,918,708$74,873,291$141,122,169
Texans$63,912,292$32,368,085$96,280,377$55,832,909$119,745,201
Lions$49,445,911$29,018,006$78,463,917$69,787,812$119,233,723
Bengals$45,234,242$30,549,504$75,783,746$77,816,362$123,050,604
Buccaneers$40,566,748$69,453,567$110,020,315$77,358,945$117,925,693
Cardinals$39,955,110$42,729,181$82,684,291$78,642,838$118,597,948
Raiders$38,343,993$61,619,229$99,963,222$86,815,806$125,159,799
Rams$36,020,710$64,221,271$100,241,981$82,185,950$118,206,660
Panthers$32,520,236$45,802,345$78,322,581$82,319,878$114,840,114
Vikings$30,682,041$35,610,547$66,292,588$67,579,898$98,261,939
Falcons$27,038,994$49,547,331$76,586,325$94,913,075$121,952,069
Eagles$23,359,756$34,858,919$58,218,675$44,222,846$67,582,602
Giants$22,799,424$67,061,472$89,860,896$87,528,916$110,328,340
Jaguars$20,258,846$52,983,340$73,242,186$87,389,839$107,648,685
Chiefs$14,206,427$62,724,793$76,931,220$106,817,082$121,023,509
Ravens$12,871,589$45,542,863$58,414,452$72,212,900$85,084,489
Jets$8,169,238$71,007,948$79,177,186$85,120,681$93,289,919
Seahawks$7,510,407$36,196,102$43,706,509$78,957,780$86,468,187
Steelers$5,205,961$38,717,887$43,923,848$100,091,296$105,297,257
Packers$2,601,281$59,632,504$62,233,785$87,349,038$89,950,319
49ers($8,324,657)$96,473,619$88,148,962$121,915,803$113,591,146
Browns($8,934,913)$81,344,457$72,409,544$100,660,586$91,725,673
Cowboys($12,915,490)$65,533,006$52,617,516$100,738,522$87,823,032
Broncos($20,573,431)$48,265,444$27,692,013$116,937,768$96,364,337
Chargers($35,160,383)$25,665,993($9,494,390)$97,568,222$62,407,839
Saints($36,689,348)$78,547,012$41,857,664$86,682,007$49,992,659
Dolphins($37,618,784)$70,169,485$32,550,701$114,721,102$77,102,318
Bills($43,324,828)$82,614,143$39,289,315$113,533,972$70,209,144