Comparison of Eagles and Lions Salary Cap

The Eagles are in a win now approach and the Lions are “Retooling”. Here’s an APY comparison to the teams rosters (including PS). All information is from overthecap.com.

Lions Eagles
Position APY Position APY Difference
QB 34,812,200 QB 3,222,593 31,589,607
WR 22,245,586 WR 33,397,580 (11,151,994)
RB 7,476,863 RB 5,469,173 2,007,690
FB 2,050,000 2,050,000
TE 7,868,946 TE 17,227,801 (9,358,855)
LT 15,326,500 LT 20,062,903 (4,736,403)
RT 6,919,767 RT 19,512,550 (12,592,783)
LG 3,693,697 LG 9,778,335 (6,084,638)
RG 9,000,000 9,000,000
C 15,732,000 C 16,043,456 (311,456)
IDL 14,068,617 IDL 34,512,511 (20,443,894)
EDGE 32,807,421 EDGE 46,675,254 (13,867,833)
LB 8,410,617 LB 8,628,234 (217,617)
CB 15,573,844 CB 34,741,148 (19,167,304)
S 12,520,533 S 4,468,742 8,051,791
K 1,179,314 K 4,030,000 (2,850,686)
P 895,000 P 841,667 53,333
LS 825,000 LS 1,096,667 (271,667)
211,405,905 259,708,614 (48,302,709)

We’re spending a lot more at QB than the Eagles, because we have a vet and Eagles have a 2nd year rookie. Other than that, the Eagles are spending about $80M in APY more than the Lions this year. They’ve used a ton of void years and backloading of contracts to put this roster together. The Eagles should have a better team than the Lions and on paper, they do.

Also when you look at the cap hits as we move forward, the teams cap space are as follows:

Lions Eagles
2022 2,495,465 11,968,742 (9,473,277)
2023 11,229,946 2,933,695 8,296,251
2024 104,339,315 37,444,779 66,894,536
Void yrs (3,900,000) (50,339,269) 46,439,269
114,164,726 2,007,947 112,156,779

The Lions have a lot more cap space to use to sign players in the future. Plus, the Lions are losing a lot less APY to UFA next year.

Lions Eagles
D.J. Chark WR 10,000,000 Fletcher Cox IDL 14,000,000
Jamaal Williams RB 3,000,000 Javon Hargrave IDL 13,000,000
Mike Hughes CB 2,250,000 James Bradberry CB 7,250,000
Alex Anzalone LB 2,250,000 Isaac Seumalo LG 5,850,000
Evan Brown C 2,025,000 Andre Dillard LT 3,092,903
Chris Board LB 2,000,000 Kyzir White LB 3,000,000
Josh Woods LB 1,550,000 T.J. Edwards LB 2,150,000
DeShon Elliott S 1,100,000 Boston Scott RB 1,750,000
Nate Sudfeld QB 1,035,000 Zach Pascal WR 1,500,000
Justin Jackson RB 1,035,000 Miles Sanders RB 1,340,058
Isaiah Buggs IDL 965,000 Brett Toth LT 970,000
Will Harris S 930,974 Iosua Opeta LG 907,500
Juju Hughes S 895,000 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Jr. S 826,775
2023 UFA’s 29,035,974 55,637,236
Romeo Okwara EDGE 12,333,333 Darius Slay CB 16,683,333
Jeff Okudah CB 8,382,132 Jason Kelce C 14,000,000
Michael Brockers IDL 8,000,000 Brandon Graham EDGE 9,250,000
Charles Harris EDGE 6,500,000 Derek Barnett EDGE 7,000,000
T.J. Hockenson TE 4,955,307 Jalen Hurts QB 1,506,294
Josh Reynolds WR 3,000,000 Rick Lovato LS 1,096,667
Kalif Raymond WR 2,500,000 K’Von Wallace S 1,000,278
D’Andre Swift RB 2,134,730 Josiah Scott CB 984,734
Jason Cabinda FB 2,050,000 Jack Driscoll RT 947,350
Julian Okwara EDGE 1,232,835 Shaun Bradley LB 866,605
Jonah Jackson LG 1,187,202 Quez Watkins WR 866,165
Logan Stenberg LG 1,009,161
Quintez Cephus WR 899,823
2024 UFA’s 54,184,523 54,201,426
2023 & 2024 UFA’s 83,220,497 109,838,662
2024 Projected Cap Space 1,908,255 (163,467,951)

The 2024 Projected cap space is using current cap hits and adjusting it for re-signing 2023 UFA’s for 2 years and 2024 UFA’s for 2024.

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@DeadStroke
That is so enlightening! Looking at the big picture, we are in great shape to continue building this roster the right way with mostly homegrown high character players. Yet we will still have room to add pieces down the road.
In Brad & Dan I trust with the Lions!

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