The Seahawks have a very modest amount of cap space, as it is currently. However, they can easily create additional space through 3 different methods.
I have heard many fans saying that the Seahawks don’t have enough money to sign Jadeveon Clowney, or Everson Griffin. Shoot they could even make a trade for another big-time player. However, this is simply not true. The salary cap is very flexible.
That being said, I understand why people would think this. As it is currently, the team has $14 million in cap space according to Over the Cap. Seems like we have enough to make a move for Clowney or another player.
However, as we discussed in the “True” cap space article, this is not an all-inclusive number. The Seahawks after all the expected costs are actualized will be sitting around just under $3 million in total cap space.
For the team to acquire proven entity that could drastically improve a position of need, such as Clowney. It won’t be cheap. Certainly not something they can fit under their current “true” cap. Fortunately, cap space is very malleable.
The intent of this article is to demonstrate over several ways the team can create more cap space.