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Posted: Nov. 29 2019,07:06

Twitter handbag fight last year or the year before.What happened was that a guy wrote a congratulatory comment about a player getting a “win” for other NFL players by signing a new record-breaking contract.I made the point in reply that Kelvin Harmon Washington Redskins Jersey , when a player signs an above-market contract, he hasn’t won a fight against the NFL owners, he’s simply taken money out of the pockets of his teammates, since the salary cap is a specific-sized pie; more for one player means less for the others.That guy kept arguing with me, which was fine.At one point, though, he suggested that I didn’t understand how the salary cap worked, and I realized that he thought I was stupid and wrong, while I thought the same of him.It was the first, and will probably be the last, time I ever get into an extended argument via Twitter.This past week, I wanted to write an article about something (I forget exactly what it was) Kelvin Harmon Jersey 2019 , and I wanted to begin the article with the same argument; that is, that the salary cap is a specific-sized pie, so more money for one player means less money for his teammates.As I started typing, I thought of the first objection I was likely to hear in the comments: teams don’t necessarily pay out the full salary cap.in cash this year.So, $31.1m in cash vs. $11.1m in cap space.The $20m difference is spread across the remaining 4 years of the contract — years in which his actual cash received will be less than his cap hit.When you put together all the players on all the teams across the league, the analysis from OTC says that teams are not paying out 95% of the cap, or even 100%, but that they are paying out more in cash payments to players than the scheduled salary cap limit — 101% of the cap, in fact — and no team is threatening the 89% minimum, with the Texans the lowest in the league, at nearly 93%.Because there’s so much smoke and mirrors in the management of salary cap, it’s easy to wonder if the CBA is accomplishing its goal of making sure that players are fairly treated and fairly paid.While Mark Twain famously pointed out that there are three great lies: “Lies Red Kelvin Harmon Jersey , damned lies, and statistics”, this particular statistic indicates to me that the CBA is working by making sure that, at least, the money that is supposed to be spent on players is actually being paid to them. Trent Williams has made it reasonably clear he wants out of Washington.It appears the team is now taking him seriously.According to Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com, Washington is “having trade discussions” regarding the Pro Bowl left tackle.Williams is reportedly unhappy with the team over the handling of a medical issue this offseason. He had a benign tumor/growth removed from his scalp.He also has two years left on his contract and could reasonably be considered underpaid.Team officials have denied that the issues with Williams were that serious, and made it clear they wanted him back. It’s also unclear whether team president Bruce Allen’s phone is simply ringing from teams gauging the market or whether he’s the one dialing the numbers.Regardless, moving Williams now would be a huge problem for a team breaking in a new quarterback, one way or another. Donald Penn was signed and has experience, but that’s a huge step down for the protection of either Case Keenum or Dwayne Haskins.
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