Atlanta Falcons three biggest dead cap hits in 2022
Headed into 2022 the Atlanta Falcons cap situation remains messy for a team that is attempting an accelerated rebuild. While the active cap situation has already been explored the dead cap remains an issue though it is improving.
Atlanta had more than seven players making more than $1-million that were no longer a part of the team in 2021. As of now, that number has shrunk to one player exceeding a $1-million dollar salary in 2022.
Desmond Trufant, Ricardo Allen, James Carpenter, Jamon Brown, and Allen Bailey are all set to come off of the Atlanta Falcons books. Most of these dead cap savings are going to be off-set by increasing salaries of the Atlanta Falcon veterans but it is still a step in the right direction
With the right off-season moves the Atlanta Falcons dead cap issues will be non-existent by next season
Atlanta swallowed a lot of money early on in their current rebuild opening up plenty of options by 2023. Moving on from players like Allen, Brown, and Trufant quickly and opting to develop their own talent.
This strategy will pay off in 2023 for Atlanta when they have a lot more cap flexibility and a myriad of important decisions to make. Until then, however, Atlanta must remain careful and continue to build towards the future. With this in mind, here are Atlanta’s three biggest scheduled dead cap hits of 2022.