Good News for the Buccaneers Salary Cap with Brady’s Retirement


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offseason so far has been bad news after bad news. In the beginning of February quarterback Tom Brady retired after two years with the team. Then this past Sunday Pro Bowl guard Ali Marpet announced his retirement. Factor in the nearly two dozen pending free agents, good news has been hard to come by for the Buccaneers faithful.

Monday morning Greg Auman of The Athletic did his best to bring some good news about the Buccaneers. The Bucs will have to take an $8 million dead cap space hit for the 2022 season. In 2023 the Buccaneers will have to take a $9 million cap hit. As Auman pointed out, it could’ve been a total of $32 million in dead cap hits over the next two years. But is now just $17 million.

This obviously won’t help much this offseason but does give more flexibility in 2023. But it does free up roughly $15 million in cap space for the Buccaneers in 2023.

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