6 moves that can save the Panthers $50 million against their 2023 cap

(Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) Samir Suleiman
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Carolina Panthers could restructure Taylor Moton

  • Cap savings: $11.14 million

Samir Suleiman is gaining a strong reputation in league circles as a potential general manager one day. This is thanks in no small part to his salary-cap management since joining the Carolina Panthers.

It hasn’t all been a bed of roses for Suleiman. But he’s made the best of a bad situation and the front office figure will have a lot riding on his performance during the 2023 offseason.

One of the best ways to free up additional funds is by restructuring contracts. This kicks the can down the road to a certain extent, but it also provides much-needed cash to spend on positional groups in desperate need of upgrades.

Taylor Moton is one of Carolina’s highest-paid players after a standout start to his NFL career. The stud right tackle remains a consistent performer on the protection, giving up three sacks and conceding six penalties from 1,018 snaps en route to a 69.3 grade from Pro Football Focus in 2022, becoming one of the team’s primary leaders to further enhance his influence.

The former second-round pick is set to count a whopping $24.54 million against Carolina’s cap next season. If Suleiman can work out a restructure with the Western Michigan product, it represents savings of $11.14 million according to Over the Cap.

Moton gets his money either way. So this should be an easy one to work out.