Pressed against the salary cap, it seemed like a tough task for John Schneider and the Seahawks to even try to improve their rush. However, that’s exactly what they did last week, sending BJ Finney and a seventh-round pick to the Bengals for Carlos Dunlap.
If getting rid of Finney’s unwanted cap helped matters, so did Dunlap. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Dunlap has agreed to a reworked 2020 deal to land in Seattle.
As part of his trade in Seattle, new Seahawks DE Carlos Dunlap agreed to a reworked deal that helped both sides get what they wanted. Details ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/VumFaNPnxI
– Champ Yates (@FieldYates) November 4, 2020
As detailed in Yates’ tweet, Dunlap owed $ 4.59 million for the remainder of the 2020 season, prorated to his salary of $ 7.8 million. As part of the reworked contract, Dunlap will now earn $ 2 million for the remainder of 2020, with a roster bonus of $ 3 million due on the fifth day of the 2021 league year.
If Dunlap were to produce later for the Seahawks and fit into their future plans, the reworked deal will give him a raise in salary for 2021. However, with a cap now set at $ 14.1 million, an extension could be an option. to lower this figure. Otherwise, Dunlap can hit free agency.
Barely a week into his tenure in Seattle, Dunlap has already helped the Seahawks’ books. Now it’s time for the passer to help Seattle out on the field and improve on a disappointing passing run.