a lot of dead cap $ though ($50M plus). it wouldn't be like Jerry to intentionally tank a season. he thinks we're in it every year.
agreed on the latter, didnt realize they'd be stuck with dead cap $$ if they did a trade (which jeri never would)
thing is, it doesnt matter what the cap hit is once you know a player is toast, you may as well free up the roster spot and absorb the hit as fast as possible so you can focus on finding a replacement...there's likely to be medicare to bad results either way
IMO, there's no benefit being a 7 to 9 win team that likely misses the playoffs or sneaks in and perhaps wins one but is incapable of going all the way so just take your lumps, start younger players, get higher draft picks, etc
its all moot as it applies to this franchise so I dont know why I even waste the keystrokes discussing it