Everything You Need To Know About Packers’ 2020 Salary Cap Room

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The Green Bay Packers have a lot of wiggle room this offseason. Here’s what you need to know about their 2020 salary cap situation.

It’s going to be another busy offseason for the Green Bay Packers and general manager Brian Gutekunst. A year after hitting four home runs in free agency (Billy Turner, Adrian Amos, Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith), they look to get back to the plate and take another couple of swings.

The Packers were never supposed to be a finished product last season, making their NFC North Division title and a trip to the NFC Championship game all that sweeter. They have a lot more work to do and a lot of resources to make that work happen.

In order to prepare us for the long offseason, here’s everything you need to know about the Packers’ salary cap situation in 2020.

Salary Cap Room

Green Bay has a healthy amount of room heading into free agency in March. With the cap set at $206,335,154, the Packers only have $174,065,237 in commitments for next season. For those who aren’t math wizards (myself included) that gives them a little over $32 million in cap space to work with.

With most of their core locked up, they are in a pretty good position. They also have ways to create more room and a few pending free agents they should lock up, so let’s take a look at how that could go down.

Ways to Create More Room

There are two players who stand out above the rest when it comes to guys who will likely be let go as cap casualties. Jimmy Graham is the biggest one. He has mostly been a disappointment since joining the Green and Gold two years ago, and the Packers would save $8 million if they cut him.

Lane Taylor is the other one. Taylor lost his starting job to rookie Elgton Jenkins and it doesn’t look as if Jenkins is going to give it back. If Green Bay lets Taylor go, they’ll save another $4.5 million in space. Overall, that would bring them to $44.8 million in cap space.

Pending Free Agents

Before Green Bay looks at other free agents, they need to take care of some of their own. Here’s a list of the pending free agents with the players who they should want to bring back in bold:

Bryan Bulaga, Tramon Williams, Jason Spriggs, Tyler Ervin, Mason Crosby, Jared Veldheer, Geronimo Allison, Marcedes Lewis, Ibraheim Cambell, Ryan Grant, Kyler Fackrell, BJ Goodson, Dan Vitale, Malcolm Johnson, Blake Martinez, Jake Kumerow, Chandler Sullivan, Robert Tonyan, Will Redmond, Tyler Lancaster, Allen Lazard.

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Positions To Target

After their loss in the NFC Championship game, it’s clear there is a huge talent gap they must close in the offseason. In order to do so, these positions must be targeted: Wide receiver, backup offensive tackle, defensive line and middle linebacker.

*All salary cap numbers are according to Overthecap.com