- Jul 23, 2012
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As I pondered that, we’re arguing over something that doesn’t matter anyway because Cap hit has little to do with the value put on a player in a given year. Teams move $ around constantly to stay under budget. They might have a $20mil cap hit one season and $50mil the next (being radical in $ for display purposes) They don’t look a players worth as $20mil in that 1 particular season based on their cap hit.
Why on earth would a player be evaluated or penalized on just the players cap number? .. and that’s exactly the argument you brought that into.
Teams bigger concern are players average annuals payout as it relates to guaranteed money and contract term. Cap numbers are just a shell game and it’s a moving target that teams use for fiscal budgeting.
Actually teams are solely interested in the cap hit of a player and don't care about the average salary over the length of a contract. You need to understand that most deals include a bunch of money that isn't guaranteed, especially in the last years of a deal.
Let's take Aaron Jones contract for example. While he's scheduled to make $12 million a year on a four-year, $48 million contract it is actually a two-year deal worth $20 million as there's no way the Packers will allow him to count $19.25 million against their cap in 2023.
I think Tampa Bay won the SB with Trent Dilfer, and Peyton Manning was hardly a factor in Denver's last SB win. I'd rather see a balanced team, and a team that can win through its defense. Seems like teams with strong Ds win more championships, the TB/KC game being the most recent example.
The 2002 Buccaneers defense has allowed the fewest points over the past 20 years. While I would love the Packers to feature an unit like that it's unrealistic to expect it.