Bucs are $170M under the 2022 cap. Couple of big free agents to keep like Vea, Carlton Davis, Donovan Smith (maybe?) and of course a QB. But some big numbers come off like JPP and Jensen. I think Brady will play in 2022.
I think they will be able to keep a lot of the band together because of the money available the following year. If they want to try to win another super bowl they probably have the best opportunity for that here and can get paid here too. Just need to be able to sell that to the guys and at that point it’s up to them to come back. I think they’ll work it out with most of the fas.
I am not worried about keeping most of the team together or at least getting solid replacements for the guys that leave. Restructure three or four players, maybe cut a couple to make cap space and we should have $50-60 million cap to play with. With a lot of cap space in 2022 and an expected increase in the cap we are not in a bad position.
We need to re-sign and extend players now. When the cap explodes next year and every team has huge cap space players contracts will explode also. You might be able to sign Godwin to a 5 yr deal averaging 18 million a year. Next year he will get 22-24 million a year.