The Denver Broncos have plenty of cap space to spend heading into the 2020 offseason and they’ll need it if they are to catch back up to the now-defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. According to Spotrac, the Broncos currently have the eighth most cap space at $58 million.
However, they also have two players counting the most against the cap right now. Von Miller, who ranked in the top five in quarterback pressures last season, is worthy of his $25.6 million cap hit. Joe Flacco, who figures to never play another down in Denver again, is tenth at $23.7 million.
Top 10 NFL salary cap charges in 2020— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) February 3, 2020
1 Goff- $36M
2 Roethlisberger- $33.5M
3 Cousins- $31M
3 Wilson- $31M
5 Garoppolo- $26.6M
5 Mack- $26.6M
7 V. Miller- $25.6M
8 Donald- $25M
9 Ryan- $24.2M
10 Flacco- $23.7M
Once the Broncos cut Flacco from the roster, they will free up another $10 million in cap space. That will move them up to sixth and if they cut other veterans like Ron Leary they would move into the top five as free agency hits.
With so many roster holes to fill, an aggressive free agency could help the Broncos turn a 7-9 finish into a playoff team next season.
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