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Everyone is talking about how we are $71 million over the cap next year and there has been debate about "oh, we just cut this guy and restructure that guy and carry over this years space and..." to handle our 2021 cap situation. What is not being talked about is how Howie loves to build in "fake years" into ne contracts to further spread out the signing bonus to lower current year cap #'s. ("Fake years" meaning the contract may be for 5 years, but the last two years automatically void when you get to year 4, so it has 2 fake years) Sure, it looked great this year when we got Slay, Hargrave, etc for about 5 cents, but that bill will be paid at some point. Its something I've been wondering.... how many of these contracts do we have on the books and when will it hit? Well, I haven't done the entire roster yet (but I am at a point where I hit all the big contracts and wont find anything significantly different) and its already worse that I thought. Below are all of the "fake years" and the dead cap hit for each player. Note that the entirety of the dead cap hit takes place on the first of the fake years (it is not spread out) Fletcher Cox - Fake year in 2023. $3.6 million Alshon Jeffery - Two fake years starting 2022. $5 million Zach Ertz - Two fake years starting 2022. $3.5 million Lane Johnson - Three fake years starting in 2026. $1.2 million DeSean Jackson - Two fake years starting 2022. $3.86 million Jason Kelce - Three fake years starting in 2022. $7.2 million Brandon Graham - Three fake years starting in 2022. $12.2 million Malik Jackson - Three fake years starting in 2022. $9 million Darius Slay - Two fake years starting 2022. $2.5 million Javon Hargrave - Two fake years starting 2023. $5 million Rodney McLeod - Three fake years starting in 2022. $1.8 million Isaac Seumalo - Two fake years starting 2023. $2 million What does this mean? Well, assuming 1) everyone lives out their contract and 2) there is no further restructuring, in 2022 we are looking at a $45 MILLION DOLLAR DEAD CAP HIT. CAP GENIUS