It would be substantial amounts of new money.
The cap hit is way higher than his actual salary.
The Mann deferred his salary, look at the salary that's jumping from 1+ mil to 13+. That's where the increase in the cap comes from. How could you take money that should have been paid already from him. Lets say the company you work for is struggling and Your boss asks to tske 50% of your paycheck, 25% you get in a lump sum and then the other 25% will be added to your salary after year 5. Now in year 4 your coworkers dislike you and gang up to get you fired, or the company thinks they could get a cheaper replacement how would you feel about that 25% that you gave to help your company and now may not get it back. SMH if there is anyone to blame for this mess it is the giants mismanagement.
You can't just bring anybody in here and expect them to run the offense as well as Eli who had to systematically grow into running it.
What credible team would make their franchise QB a salary cap casualty?
And don't give me Peyton as an example..... The only reason the Colts cut him loose was because they never thought he would recover from those injuries and ever again be the same QB he had been!
I could offer Antrelle Rolle a 2-year $300 million dollar contract, making him the "highest paid" safety in history and making headlines as well, but the contract is structured so the first year is a $5 million base salary with a $5 million guaranteed signing bonus. Then, the second year would be $290 million in base salary. Lol. Rolle and his agent will understand it is truly just a one-year deal. Player agents are not that stupid.
Your first sentence is ridiculous because at any moment on any play, that scenario could happen to any top QB in the NFL! You don't make business decisions based on what might happen to a particular player. If you did, every player in the NFL would be signed to 16 game contracts that would have to be renewed every new season, and the Peyton Manning led Colts would still be playing today!
I said they would simply restructure his salary next season 15 posts back! Restructuring to deal with the cap is so common every year it's pointless to even discuss it.
The Giants will get under the cap, their problem is how to deal with 21 free agents!
The size of that number seems ridiculous to even my "not too savvy on the salary cap" eyes.
Better get familiar with the practice squad roster after the mass exodus of familiar names get jettisoned!!!!!
Seems excessive, but the salaries seem excessive to me. Well JR get busy and figure this thing out; but from my perspective the next few years will not be pretty!
Also, 21 free agents is not a problem if you don't plan to re-sign them all. A majority do not want Osi back. I thinking the Giants only re-sign 4-5 at best and the rest will be testing out the FA market.