According to the latest salary cap numbers provided by Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, the Kansas City Chiefs have $32,984,542.00 in salary cap space. That number puts them atop the league with the most salary cap space of any team.
What's interesting is that a little over a week ago the KC Star reported that the Chiefs salary cap number -- again, not cash, but salary cap -- was at $99.5 million. That means, while adding players to the team, the Chiefs were able to lower the salary cap, too. It's a good example of using the salary cap to your advantage.
Why is all the Chiefs cap space a good thing? Look at it this way:
Are the Chiefs better than the? I'd say so. The Chiefs have $9 million more in cap space. Are the Chiefs better than the ? Maybe. They also have $32-plus million more in cap space. Are the Chiefs better than the ? We think they might be so it doesn't hurt that KC has $27 million more in cap space than Oakland.
This isn't 2008 where the Chiefs are one of the worst teams in the league with boatloads of cap space. The Chiefs are a good, playoff-contending team and they have more flexibility than anyone in the NFL.
This could come in handy between Aug. 30 and Sept. 3 when NFL roster cuts hit going from 90 to 53 players.