Khalil Mack, Joey Bosa, and more: How each Chargers restructure would impact the cap

Alexander Insdorf
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C Corey Linsley

Unless the Chargers potentially feel iffy about Corey Linsley's long-term durability with his tendonitis issue that popped up this year, this one seems pretty likely. Linsley was still a top-five center by most metrics in 2022 and he's a pivotal piece on the offensive line. He's baked into the Chargers win-now roster that they've already constructed.

Linsley's restructure isn't as massive as Mack or Bosa's in terms of savings, but it's still a rather significant figure. They'd save $6.2 million this season while the cap hits don't change much in the future. All that would really happen is that Linsley's cap hit would go from $14 million to $17 million in 2024. It's not saving as much money as the Mack or Bosa moves, but the cap number increase is also a lot more palatable.

Linsley's restructure alone could get the Chargers the $5 million they'd need for in-season signings or give them flexibility elsewhere. Instead of cutting Gerald Everett for example, they could save $6 million here so his $4 million cap hit perhaps isn't as relevant.

Combine Linsley's potential restructure with Feiler's almost certain release and the Chargers will have saved a little over $12 million in 2023 with just those two moves combined on the offensive line.

  • 2023 cap savings: $6.2 million
  • 2024 cap number: $17.2 million