Stray Arrows: The Law/Surtain Debate

Some interesting stuff Zach dug up on the Chiefs cap situation…

Kansas City Chiefs projected 2008 salary cap: $91.657

Possible cap casualties:

Greg Wesley: Salary – 2.800, Cap – 4.067, Running Bonus – 400,000

Eddie Kennison: Salary – 2.500, Cap – 4.033, Running Bonus – 1,000,000

Kendrell Bell: Salary – 3.250, Cap – 4.650, Running Bonus – 0

Ty Law: Salary – 6.500, Cap – 7.550, Running Bonus – 0

Patrick Surtain: Salary – 5.650, Cap – 8.400, Running Bonus – 350,000

We believe that we only get the savings of their salaries, not their cap number. So, it actually looks like we would save more by cutting Law than Surtain, because he does not have a running bonus.

I think we should probably cut both, but if it came down to either Law or Surtain, I’d definitely keep Law. The guys at Football Outsiders show just how bad Surtain’s been this year, revealing that he allows 9.3 yards per pass, seventh worst among all defensive backs. That article also shows that Asante Samuel is the free agent cornerback to target, but we’ll tackle that on another day.

(salary cap hat tip:

Topics: Contracts, Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Surtain, Salary Cap, Ty Law

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