Will Cardinals absorb Fitz's 2015 cap hit?
February, 8, 2014
By Nic Reiner | ESPN.com
One of the bigger pieces of news this week was the restructuring of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald's contract. Because of a restructure that operates in such a way to avoid a sizable 2014 cap hit, the Cardinals will be better positioned to sign key free agents this offseason. Read more here on the exact breakdown but the takeaway point is this: The same overall cap number for Fitzgerald's $120 million contract remains the same, but the 2014 number is lower while the cap hit for 2015-18 increased. Specifically, Fitzgerald's 2015 cap hit will reportedly be $23.6 million, which could force the Cards to make tough decisions--just farther in the future