If you are a Saints fan (I mean you’re on this site, you should be), you have heard it a thousand times on end.
“Salary cap hell is coming for your team”. “The bill always comes due”. “You guys can’t keep kicking the can down the road.” “It’s gonna be a cold day for Saints fans when they have to release all their key players because the salary cap finally caught up with them”.
We used to bicker back and forth with these takes from fans, media, and self appointed “capologists”, eager to teach them the method to our team’s madness. Lately though, we don’t even bother anymore.
And why should we? It’s much more enjoyable watching NFL Twitter pull their hair out (maybe that’s where Drew found his new luscious locks from?) time after time in amazement and frustration on how Mickey Loomis continues to work the salary cap in a way that benefits our team.
Of course a big portion of the credit also goes to rising star Khai Harley, New Orleans Saints VP of football administration.
Together, these two (with respect as well to former assistant GM and now current Falcons GM Terry Fontenot) have found a way to navigate through numbers that would make Stephen Hawking proud.
And they just did it again. Right after a big win over the Green Bay Packers, Saints fans were delighted to even more positive news with the announcement of Marshon Lattimore agreeing to a contract extension.
If you’re keeping score at home, that’s now Ryan Ramczyk, Alvin Kamara, and Lattimore with massive contracts from the vaunted 2017 NFL Draft Class. You know, the thing NFL and Salary Cap Twitter told us would be impossible to pull off.
Needless to say, NFL Twitter was at their wit’s end with this news yesterday. Including good ol Falcons fans...
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