As the 2019 offseason draws closer and closer to starting, the numbers on the Arizona Cardinals available salary cap becomes harder and harder to pin down.
Using Spotrac, you see the Cardinals with $49,329,446.
Using Over the Cap you see the Cardinals with $51,454,529.
If we split the difference, we see the Arizona Cardinals have a cool $50 million burning a hole in their pocket heading into a big offseason.
That won’t get you a ton, but it could get the Cardinals one or two bigger signings, and two to three starters.
Now, that number includes another $6.4 million according to the NFLPA:
The CBA allows teams to carry over unused salary cap space from the previous year. Below are the amounts that each team chose to carry into the 2019 season. pic.twitter.com/Uvf4rA2TMS— NFLPA (@NFLPA) January 31, 2019
With the cap supposed to crest between $187 and $192 million, the Cardinals have an additional six million on that to play with.
Meaning with Spotrac, who is using the cap number of $189 million, they factor in the Cardinals at $195 million in cap, meaning that the just under $50 million is their available cap.
Over the Cap is using a higher number for their salary cap, which is why there is a bit of a discrepancy between the two.
All of this is to say, the Cardinals, before making any cuts, should have about $50 million in cap space heading into the 2019 offseason.