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Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation following Mason Rudolph’s extension

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Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation following Mason Rudolph’s extension

Just before the start of the 2021 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced a one-year extension for backup quarterback Mason Rudolph which keeps him under contract through the 2022 season. Currently the only quarterback with a contract beyond 2021 with the Steelers, they will also have the option of offereing a Restricted Free Agent tender to Dewayne Haskins for next season. But this may be putting the cart before the horse as Haskins must first make the 2021 roster.To buy more [url=]Alejandro Villanueva[/url] with cheap price, you can visit steelerjersey official website.


Getting back to Rudolph, his one-year extension dropped his 2021 base salary . Rudolph received a signing bonus of $2.08 million, which when added to his previously prorated bonus of $233,066 which was already counting towards 2021, his new salary cap number for this season is $2,193,066. This was an increase from $1,247,867 which Rudolph originally was going to count against the salary cap.


Just to round out the details of the contract, Rudolph is due a base salary of $3 million in 2022. Once adding on the $1.04 million in prorated bonus, his cap number for 2022 is $4.04 million.


Now where do the Steelers currently stand with the 2021 salary cap? Before free agency kicked off, the Steelers were little more than $6 million under the salary cap. Since then, the number has fluctuated due to various moves.


To determine how much each player changes the Steelers’ salary cap space, their cap number must be adjusted due to roster displacement. As a reminder, roster displacement is taking into account only the top 51 contracts for a team count towards the salary cap during the offseason. As a larger contract comes on the books, it bumps a smaller contract out of the top 51. Therefore, it’s only the difference in those contracts that increases the salary cap number. With the last update, the Steelers displaced the last $660k salary and have now moved into the $780k group, meaning displacement amounts will be slightly lower.


Here is the approximate breakdown of the Steelers salary cap space based on their recent moves by my own calculations. The numbers are strictly the salary cap hit, or change from what it previously was, for each player in 2021.