Based on the remaining cap space as of Thursday, the teams left in the Peyton chase have more than enough room to sign the former Colts quarterback to the five-year, $90 million contract he reportedly wants.
(Good thing it’s not about the money.)
The Broncos lead the way with $40 million. The Titans have $26.2 million in space, and the 49ers have $23.5 million to spend.
The Cardinals, presumably before doing a new deal with tackle Levi Brown, had only $448,000 left. Even with Brown’s new contract, it could have been tough for the Cardinals to free up the room necessary to sign Peyton, which may have been a factor in Arizona’s exit.
As of Thursday, 10 teams still had more than $20 million in cap space.