What if the Chiefs had an extra 20 million dollars of cap space in 2014. We could have signed Byrd to shore up the Kansas City Chiefs back-end.
Why not both? Why are we in 2014 Salary cap hell anyway. Why were we not able to sign the most perfect Free Agent to hit the waiver wire since that last one DeSean Jackson?
the fine that dismal season of 2011. The Chiefs were coming of a playoff season in 2010, despite a disappointing beating by the Baltimore Ravens, it seemed the Chiefs were on an upswing. Tamba Hali had his finest season as a Chief with 17 sacks, 16 QB hits, and 64 QB pressures on the season. He was also a Free agent and Scott slapped the Franchise tag on him in the spring of 2011. Pioli was able to Re-sign him to a new deal in August before the Season started.
8/3/2011: Signed a five-year, $57.5 million contract. The deal contains $35 million guaranteed, including a $15 million signing bonus. An annual $250,000 workout bonus is available in years two through five. 2014: $6.25 million (+ $2 million roster bonus), 2015: $6.75 million (+ $2 million roster bonus), 2016: Free Agent
- 2011 – 1 M + 15 million signing bonus
- 2012 – 11.25 M + 250 K workout bonus
- 2013 – 12.25 M + 250 K workout bonus
- 2014 – 6.25 M + 2 M roster bonus + 250 K workout bonus
- 2015 – 6.75 M + 2 M roster bonus + 250 K workout bonus
I guess it was a fairly straight forward contract to save money to re-sign other players. The rub was backloading Tamba's contract did not result in re-signing or extending all of our other talented players. Brandon Flowers got a new deal and Brandon Carr was shown the door after the 2011 season.
9/16/2011: Signed a six-year, $49.35 million contract. The deal contains $22 million guaranteed, including a $10 million signing bonus. $11 million of Flowers' guaranteed money is guaranteed for both skill and injury, although the other $11 million is guaranteed solely for injury. Another $1.25 million is available through escalators applicable to the final year. Flowers is eligible for annual $250,000 workout bonuses in seasons two through six. The Chiefs paid Flowers an additional $4 million "signing" bonus in the 2013 offseason. 2014: $5.25 million (+ $2 million reporting bonus), 2015: $6.25 million (+ $2 million reporting bonus), 2016: $6.5 million (+ $2 million reporting bonus), 2017: Free Agent
In 2011, Brandon Flowers had a cap hit of 3,470,00 dollars
In 2011, Tamba Hali had a cap hit of 3,964,706 dollars
Before the Signing of Flowers and after the signing of Hali the Chiefs had $32,984,542.00 in cap space in 2011.
March 2012, according to La Confora
Kansas City Chiefs
Current contracts: 50
Previous year carryover: $24,014,337.00
Adjusted cap: $146,483,437.00
Team cap: $129,439,528.00
Cap room: $17,043,909.00
Team cash: $103,829,673.00
What if instead of saving money for the Chiefs Owners, Scott Pioli had spent the proper allotment on the Chiefs players? We might have still had Brandon Carr, We might have paid Flowers and Hali in year one instead of year 4 of their contracts. Maybe we would not have missed out on signing some players now to help the Chiefs in 2014.
The most galling part of that off-season. Scott Pioli actually redid Eric Berry's contract.
YEAR BASE S. BONUS MISC. CAP HIT
2010 2,600,000 - 1,557,000 4,157,000
2011 450,000 - 7,202,700 7,652,700
2012 4,842,800 - 3,202,700 8,045,500
2013 7,009,000 - 3,202,700 10,211,700
2014 8,417,000 - 3,202,700 11,619,700
2015 5,155,000 - 3,202,700 8,357,700
$25 million is guaranteed (2010-2012 base, $6M of 2013 base)
2010 Roster Bonus: $346,200
2011 Roster Bonus: $4 million
2011 Restructure Bonus: $14.513 million
2011-15 Workout Bonus: $357,700
What did Scott Pioli cost us?