From: Atlanta, GA
ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer
So you look at the money spent on the roster:
Kyle 4.4 Dead Cap
Reiff 3.2 Dead Cap
Bailey 2.1 Dead Cap
Stephen 1.3 Dead Cap
The problem is the contracts given to Stephen, Rudolph, and Bailey. Cutting Reiff will end up costing 3 million also but with the market full of Tackles I think we can replace him.....the problem is why was Stephen, Rudolph, and Bailey so overpaid for what they do? The dead cap just for Rudolph 3 this year and next could have bee used on the offense.....
Otherwise the cap is pretty evenly spent on the salaries for the Def Starters.
The Rudolph issue relates to kicking the can down the road as much as overpaying. We were in a bind cap wise in 2019 and addressing that via Rudolph's contract (reducing the cap hit in 2019 but adding years) spilled over to this year. Given what little success we have had in recent years, I guess that the approach the Vikings used with Rudolph in 2019 was a net positive, as the win over New Orleans in the playoffs with the catch by Rudolph was about an enjoyable as any single play since the Mpls Miracle.