Chiefs, 49ers near the bottom of the league in 2020 cap space

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It won’t be easy for this year’s Super Bowl participants to stay on top of the NFL.

The Chiefs rank 24th in the NFL in available cap space for 2020, with $16.1 million available to spend, while the 49ers rank 26th, with $13.9 million, according to OverTheCap.com.

For the Chiefs, the top offseason priority is likely to be a new contract for Patrick Mahomes. That contract can be structured in a way that doesn’t give him a huge cap hit for 2020 but given that his cap hit is currently slated to be just $5.2 million, his cap hit is likely to grow. The Chiefs also have some important players, such as defensive lineman Chris Jones and cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents.

The 49ers have less cap space than the Chiefs and unrestricted free agents they’d like to re-sign including defensive end Arik Armstead, safety Jimmie Ward and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Keeping their roster together won’t be easy. If the 49ers want to make the kind of radical move that Super Bowl teams rarely make, they could move on from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. He’s set to have a cap hit of $26.6 million in 2020, but the 49ers could save $22.4 million of that by getting rid of him.

Both Super Bowl teams have some tough decisions to make this offseason about keeping as much of their rosters together as they can while facing the realities of the salary cap.

112 responses to “Chiefs, 49ers near the bottom of the league in 2020 cap space

  1. It is going to be difficult for SF to repeat the same success next season. Offseason will be filled with questions that don’t necessarily have good answers for the 49ers. I think chiefs will be fine.

  2. Lol stop. The idea of the Niners moving on from Jimmy G is ridiculous. It was his first full year as a starter. He’s staying. The Niners will probably lose Armstead, who was garbage until this year. He will be easy to replace. They will probably cut Jet and Goodwin freeing up money. Sanders could come back but it will be team friendly. They’ll probably keep Breida since he’s restricted and wants to stay. They’ll resign Ward. The Niners already said signing kittle and Buckner are their priorities. 90% of the roster will be back. A couple signings and draft picks and they will be just fine.

  3. In 2020 $26 million for a starting QB is not all that much money. Tannehill will probably get more than that, so that’s a non-starter, unless the 49ers don’t want to win games any more. Jimmy was not Joe Montana when he needed to be, but I’m not willing to write him off because he had a bad stretch in the 4th quarter. His coach did him no favors with that play calling, at all. They need to keep refreshing that defense and they have good players that no one has heard of on the D-Line that will be coming back and aren’t expensive. Jerrick McKinnon can take a pay cut so the 49ers can pay Armstead and/or Sanders and Moseley. Bosa, Greenlaw, Deebo are all on rookie deals. It won’t be for lack of good players if the 49ers aren’t back next year.

  4. Hey, Ronald McDonald’s, enjoy the SB win that Shanahan and Garoppolo gave you because with the amount of money you have under the cap, you won’t be back any time soon.

  5. And now the Chiefs, like other non-Patriot winners (well, more especially their fanbases) are gonna realise just how hard it is to stay at the top in the post-1994 Parity Era. You gotta pay your champs, they get head-hunted like crazy, your staff too. You get the tougher scheduling, the higher expectations, and you pick last. All that and of course every team – including the Pats – don’t just need to be great but lucky too. The only non-Patriot repeat winner in the Parity Era was the Broncos – and to do it they needed to twice break cap rules (by twice spending a whopping $29m more than the then $54m cap). And once Mahomes needs paying the window slams shut.

  6. skmad2014 says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:14 am
    Jimmy G = Game Manager.

    I seem to recall a certain GOAT being called that when he started out too. Give credit to that KC D (including the women beaters) for showing what happens to all QB’s when faced with pressure.

  7. Niners can go ahead and cut Richard Sherman. He’s a liability in man coverage and he’s getting slower and slower. He plays underneath zone coverage well but he’s overrated and overpaid.

  8. rdforty2 says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:45 am
    The Chiefs will cut Watkins. That alone will save over 10mill.

    Theyll manage.

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    Cap hit, steep. Mahomes and Jones due. Mathieu with a bloated salary for his overall value. Kelce, same thing.

  9. One has to wonder if John Lynch would be better off moving on from his coach. Sammy Watkins will renegotiate his contract to stay on KC.

  10. dal1as says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:26 am
    The chiefs have two people they have to worry about for next year. 2. They will be fine for the next 2 years

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    Hint: Seattle Seahawks

  11. Lots of talk about the Chiefs becoming the “next dynasty,” but the reality is, they will most likely be the next Colts/Steelers/Seahawks/Packers – i.e., teams that will be competitive and maybe win a couple Super Bowls, but will have plenty of “down years” when they just miss the playoffs. No other franchise in the NFL has been able to reproduce the combination of coach/QB/GM the Patriots have had for the past 20 years. Being able to field talented, balanced teams with good depth to withstand the attrition of an NFL season while staying under the cap is really, really difficult. It also helps if your HOF QB is married to a rich supermodel and doesn’t mind taking below-market deals.

  12. The Chiefs at least cashed in on their opportunity when it was there for the taking, and that’s good because they won’t be heading back anytime soon. It was their year, and they got hot at the right time, but with all of their cap space issues, and Mahome’s contract looming over them their future looks more complicated than it does bright.

  13. So the teams who stopped themselves, cap wise, paid the ultimate price to get to the Super Bowl… Isn’t that the goal? And with the Chiefs winning it, who cares about what’s next.

    Chiefs have to get Chris Jones signed and get Mahomes signed. We’re hoping Mahomes takes the money from the limelight instead of his salary. Jones, is a huge part of just getting that defense to average. Without him I think they drop down much further.

    Watkins and Eric Fisher will have to restructure if they want to be around. Chiefs should be fine.

  14. As a 49er fan, I worry about paying Armstead and Ward. Both have been incredibly injury prone and underperforming in their careers. You can only have so many high priced guys, I wouldn’t make them two of ours. Save the money. Also not sure of the cap ramifications, but Kwon Alexander could be replaced by the much cheaper Greenlaw.

  15. The Jets had like a hundred million in cap space last off-season. Proof that cap space can help your dreams come true.

  16. cmurr49 says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:34 am
    Niners can go ahead and cut Richard Sherman. He’s a liability in man coverage and he’s getting slower and slower. He plays underneath zone coverage well but he’s overrated and overpaid.
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    Agreed… You could almost point at him as the very reason they lost the Super Bowl.

  17. SF is gonna be fine for a long time. they draft and develop studs at every level. Look how many 2nd day, 3rd day and undrafted players they have who are standout performers.

    And their QB, who is good, is 28 years old.they certainly have a brighter 5 year outlook than any other NFC team.

  18. niners816 says:
    Lol stop. The idea of the Niners moving on from Jimmy G is ridiculous. It was his first full year as a starter. He’s staying.
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    The defense lost 3-4 to mobile QBs, and should have lost 4-4 plus at least once to Kyler Murray. Refs bailed them out against Seahawks and Cards. Should have been 1-5 against Wilson, Murray, Lamar and Mahomes. Unless they get a QB that can make up the difference, they’ll never win a Super Bowl in this narrow window.

    JimmyG will never be good enough to make up that difference. That’s obvious by now. Been in the league 5 years and shrinks in the big moments. Shanahan clearly doesn’t trust him.

    I hope they stay with him. It will be funny to watch.

  19. Clara had a powderpuff first 8 games of their schedule to get out to 8-0 then their fans complained about how hard some 5 game stretch was in the 2nd half. It was like they expected to play the Bengals all year and then beat their chests how awesome their team was. Clara will finish 3rd in the division in 2020…pretty much just how the Rams did in 2019 after blowing the Super Bowl.

  20. marcsasharc says:
    February 4, 2020 at 11:14 am
    SF is gonna be fine for a long time.

    niners816 says:
    Lol stop. The idea of the Niners moving on from Jimmy G is ridiculous. It was his first full year as a starter. He’s staying.
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    The defense lost 3-4 to mobile QBs, and should have lost 4-4 plus at least once to Kyler Murray. Refs bailed them out against Seahawks and Cards. Should have been 1-5 against Wilson, Murray, Lamar and Mahomes. Unless they get a QB that can make up the difference, they’ll never win a Super Bowl in this narrow window.

    JimmyG will never be good enough to make up that difference. That’s obvious by now. Been in the league 5 years and shrinks in the big moments. Shanahan clearly doesn’t trust him.
    I hope they stay with him. It will be funny to watch.

  21. Why are the Vikings lower than the bottom? Is it because of Guaranteed Cousins? They’d better wish, hope, and pray he leads them to the promised land next season. The whole operation seems to be on strike three.

  22. i said it a million times. The Chiefs had to win it this year because they are going to be in trouble for the next few years. Especially when Mahomes requires them to pay his huge sums of money (Which he deserves) and they won’t be able to field a team around him.

  23. This topic has not been spoken about enough over the years; the salary cap structure is intended to achieve parity and deny dynasties. But then the Patriots and Tom Brady messed everything up.
    Love em or hate em, arguably the most impressive feat of the Pats run has been their ability to succeed year in and year out while losing talent to free agency while staying within the cap. It’s basically impossible to keep a winning Super Bowl team roster intact over many years, let alone a multiple Super Bowl team roster. Other teams throw big bucks at your best players and you have to pay your own talent (especially rookies off their original deals).
    I have no doubt both of these teams could continue to play and compete for conference championships with the current rosters intact, but it ain’t gonna happen. The salary cap will force some changes. You then hope injuries don’t get in the way either.
    Brady playing for less than market value has helped, but the Pats have also won with far less talented rosters than other teams. It will be a challenge for Mahomes and Reid to do the same, but we’ll know 10 years from now if they were legitimate rivals to the throne Brady and Belichick have dominated for a nearly-impossible timeframe.

  24. Pats: lose in first round of playoffs.

    Titans, Packers, 49ers, Chiefs: Make it to conference championships.

    Chiefs: Win Super Bowl.

    Pats fans: Hey remember us! Our team won a bunch! It seems the run is over but we we’re still as obnoxious as ever and we won’t let you forget it!!!!!

  25. How ridiculous are some these comments? I’ll tell you…people acting as if what we witnessed with the Patriots was something that will ever happen again. It won’t. So, where does that leave us? It leaves us with the realization that winning even ONE Super Bowl in this day and age of NFL parity is a sizable and meaningful accomplishment. The Chiefs did that.

    Oh, and some of you clearly weren’t paying attention to perhaps the biggest lesson these playoffs taught us and what Chiefs fans already learned…as long as we have Mahomes on this team we’ll ALWAYS be competing for another Lombardi trophy.

  26. The Mahomes contract shouldn’t be a hindrance if they draft well. Keep restocking the farm with good, cheap players. That is how you keep a run going with a salary cap. And do not keep guys like Sammy Watkins at $14m per season.

  27. All of you fools predicting the Chiefs downfall because of “cap space” fail to realize a few things. First, Sammy Watkins is taking up $21M of that cap space. He could sit next, be cut, or take a pay cut. One of the three is HIGHLY LIKELY. Secondly, Eric Fisher ($15 M cap hit) is a great candidate for a contract re-structure. Extend him and re-work the numbers so his cap hit goes from $15 to $8. Finally, there are 2 significant starters that could be cut. Anthony Hitchens ($12M savings) and Laurance Duvernay-tardiff ($5M savings).

  28. count974 says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:54 am
    Lots of talk about the Chiefs becoming the “next dynasty,” but the reality is, they will most likely be the next Colts/Steelers/Seahawks/Packers …
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    don’t think a Chief’s fan will have a problem most likely being the next Steelers or Packers.

  29. Chad Henne and Matt Moore could literally do what Jimmy does for San Fran.

    They need to drop that guy, get a solid mechanical game manager type that is paid what he’s worth like Henne, and just do what they do in running the ball. They could use the cap space.

    The Chiefs will be fine. they’ll cut Sammy Watkins, and that’s $14mil in cap in their pocket immediately.

  30. Osiris33 says:
    February 4, 2020 at 11:17 am
    niners816 says:
    Lol stop. The idea of the Niners moving on from Jimmy G is ridiculous. It was his first full year as a starter. He’s staying.
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    The defense lost 3-4 to mobile QBs, and should have lost 4-4 plus at least once to Kyler Murray. Refs bailed them out against Seahawks and Cards. Should have been 1-5 against Wilson, Murray, Lamar and Mahomes. Unless they get a QB that can make up the difference, they’ll never win a Super Bowl in this narrow window.

    JimmyG will never be good enough to make up that difference. That’s obvious by now. Been in the league 5 years and shrinks in the big moments. Shanahan clearly doesn’t trust him.

    I hope they stay with him. It will be funny to watch.
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    Blaming the refs because Seattle choked against the Niners. That’s hilarious but expected by your Seattle fans. I’ll tell you what was funny though. Watching the Niners beat Seattle. 😉

  31. Chiefs did not have to face the Dynasty in the playoffs this year. They will not be so fortunate next year. One and Done.

  32. The Pats have only been able to do it because Tom Brady has been a great player who doesn’t demand great player money. He gets it, if more than a quarter of the cap is sunk into him, the rest of his team is going to suck.

  33. collectordude says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:31 am
    If they were smart,
    They’d release Jimmy G.
    He’s not a championship QB.
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    This was his first full year as a starter. Would you expect any QB to win the super bowl in their first full season as a starter?

    I blame the loss more on the SF D that gave up 21 points in the second half of the 4th qtr. Well, that and Mahomes and the rest of the Chiefs.

  34. Chiefs were a D Ford offsides away from back to back Super Bowls. KC will be in the mix every year with Mahomes. Kinda like how Seattle is with Russell Wilson….but the difference between the 2, Andy Reid utilizes his star QB all the time while Carroll tucks his away for 3/4 of games so it’s obvious Mahomes will have more Lombardis than Wilson.

  35. dtroxallday says:
    February 4, 2020 at 12:14 pm
    collectordude says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:31 am
    If they were smart,
    They’d release Jimmy G.
    He’s not a championship QB.
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    This was his first full year as a starter. Would you expect any QB to win the super bowl in their first full season as a starter?

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    Joe Montana won it his first full year as a starter.

  36. If the Chiefs are that far underwater, perhaps they should release Mahomes and sign Alex Smith again. LOLOLOL

  37. skmad2014 says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:14 am
    Jimmy G = Game Manager

    Then why were they awful without him last year?

  38. Watkins was huge in the playoffs. 3 big games. He comes at a 21mil cap hit next year. KC will likely be forced to cut him, which will save 14mil, with 7mil left as the cap hit.

  39. As a Seahawks fan I hate all things 9ers, but come on. They had a great season, It may very well be based on their D and running game, but it still fits. They are not getting rid of Jimmy G. Is he a dynamic QB that you can put the game on? I don’t think so, but may evolve into one, and he is better than many QB’s out there, with that D and running game he doesn’t have to be.

  40. As soon and the Mahomes things will change drastically, instead of having a loaded roster they will be forced to do what Seattle did and cut all their vets and play with younger cheaper players.

  41. Jimmy G is a very good QB and out played Mahomes for 3 and half quarters. Both QBs threw 2 picks and virtually had similar stats. If the rigged NFL refs would have thrown thrown the flag on half KCs offensive holding penaltys that would have put the game out of reach. Also when you hit a QB blatantly in the head throw the flag refs. That play alone changed the game Niners get it they win. Terrible officiated SB again. Gift wrapped for Andy Reid and his darling boy. Best team lost

  42. Has there ever been a game where crybaby fans don’t blame the loss on officiating? Pick and choose the plays that went against you and conveniently ignore the ones that went for you.

  43. It’s clear that the Mahomes jealousy and envy is very strong in this comments section. Too bad your crappy team didn’t win the SB this year and doesn’t have PATRICK MAHOMES; THE GREATEST QB THE NFL HAS EVER SEEN.

  44. This is where we all play imaginary Madden. Everyone knows you trade away your 30 year old vets for draft picks or 72 overall year 1 rating players and watch them develop into stars.

  45. Here’s the reality: 49ers lost a close game; KC won a close game. Both teams will have a SB window for the foreseeable future. Both teams will be in the bottom 3rd in cap space but it’s not as dire as it seems. The numbers referenced are based on the current amount of cap space which will increase by 10-20 mill by the time the new league year rolls around. Spotrac has the numbers set based on an increase in the cap of 11 million (it will be more) and the rollover amounts both teams have from this year into next year. Based on that conservative assumption the Niners will have approx.21 mill of space and the Chiefs will have approx. 19 mill of space. Both teams have players they can cut who were not huge factors that will free up 10+ million when it’s all said and done.

    Moral of the story, neither team will have major cap issues because neither team has any massive contracts they have to put entirely into this coming year. Both have players they want to resign but those contracts don’t have to count until 2021 for the most part. This is a lot of fun to speculate about but the cap is not really an issue for most teams anymore and that will be the case with the Niners and Chiefs.

  46. mmakansas says:
    February 4, 2020 at 11:51
    The Chiefs will be fine. they’ll cut Sammy Watkins, and that’s $14mil in cap in their pocket immediately.
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    While technically correct, by doing so will leave them with a $7m dead cap hit – so they’re going to count that much towards their cap for someone not there?

  47. cmurr49 says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:34 am
    Niners can go ahead and cut Richard Sherman. He’s a liability in man coverage and he’s getting slower and slower. He plays underneath zone coverage well but he’s overrated and overpaid.
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    Why not move him to safety? It’s worked for some of the games best DBs. Charles and rod Woodson come to mind.

  48. If Mahomes has been hit out of bounds like Garappolo was, their would have been a flag eruption. If Mahomes was hit helmet to helmet there would have been another flag eruption. No cry baby here, just make the call consistently and when it’s blatant like it was in this game THROW THE FLAG! If they made the right calls or even one of those calls 49ers win. KC was outplayed all game.

  49. As long as Pats playing qb the chiefs will be in the running every year.

    Why are there so many insecure pats fans on here constantly trying to remind us of the “FORMER” dynasty that was the new England patriots? Yes you guys were great but you won’t win it every year and eventually age catches up with all and they’ll be a time soon when you’re not even in playoff contention. I’m not saying that to be a troll, I’m saying that because it’s the truth.

    Will TOM even be there next year? Can Bill get a decent offense to surround Tom or whoever may be under center next year ?
    Youd think yes but this year proves that BILL isn’t infallible as youd all like to think.

    And to the guy who mentioned that the chiefs got lucky because they didn’t have to play the dynasty this year..isnt that proving my point?

    You lost at home..to the dolphins and lost the 2nd seed and then lose again at home too the titans .

    You had a great run but time is the ultimate equalizer. I’m not saying you won’t get there again but when you do the team will be very different.

  50. Wait, are you saying two teams in the superbowl. Actually went out and spent money to be competitive and it worked as opposed to the teams just collecting money from their fans and not spending to put a team on the field. What a concept.

    Eric Berry is 8 Mil of Dead Cap Space for the Chiefs that comes off the books next year. That was a horrible re-signing.

    Id just hate to be fans of the teams above the Chiefs in Cap dollars who got nil in return.

  51. ninersolid says:
    Best team lost
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    No, the so-called “best” team got badly out-coached and choked when the pressure was on.

  52. Love how KC fans are ignoring the Ravens! Don’t count on the Ravens being out of it in 2020 like they were this year. KC was very fortunate to have the Titans get hot and beat both the Pats the Ravens.

  53. According to that link, The bengals are 18th in space, which is surprising considering how terrible they were. When they cut Andy Dalton they’ll go up to 6th. They should dump Dre Kirkpatrick and probably malcontent Cordy Glenn as well and start the pre-season off with around $80M. Of course most of that will go towards Mike Brown’s philosophy of retaining your mediocre players rather than Free Agents.

  54. i love watching all these afterthought franchises wondering how they are gonna keep the greatness going after there Super Bowl rosters get ravaged by FA and Cap Hits while Belichik is sitting behind a water barrel reloading, signing Brady, likely getting Gronk back after his 1 year Vaca and tearing up the league in 2020 and everybody knows it…

  55. collectordude says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:31 am
    If they were smart,
    They’d release Jimmy G.
    He’s not a championship QB.
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    He just won the NFC championship and was one dubious offensive pass interference call away from winning the Super Bowl.

  56. SF has a great young base. Let the guys that are FA leave this offseason (unless they want a team friendly contract) and get the comp pick for them. They are in better shape than KC.

    KC has some major questions with Mahomes and Jones. Those guys will get the moon with new contract. Cutting Watkins will help a lot now, but these salaries will ballon!

    KC will probably be like the LA Rams in a seasons or 2….but with a Super Bowl win (maybe two) though. So, that should help soften the blow in the near future.

  57. Chiefs will wait to pay Mahomes until the new CBA so they can use the cap increase. Mahomes will play next season under his existing contract. Their number 1 priority this off season is Chris Jones. Jones will get paid. Sammy Watkins has already indicated that he wants to stay even if he has to take a salary cut.

    In short, the Chiefs will be fine. Nothing to see here.

  58. The Chiefs are not in trouble, they can extend Sammy Watkins and reduce his cap hit in the next few years and keep him happy with a signing bonus, same with Travis Kelce and the honey badger, they can cut or trade fisher and save even more on the cap, all in all, by the numbers they can not free sign some liability players and cut or trade a few, extend a few contracts and go from 16 mill cap to 26 mill.

  59. Mahomes inked an original 5 year deal. KC doesn’t have to cripple the team in 2020 to keep his services.

    The wunderkind has proclaimed numerous times that he loves Kansas City, wants to stay and be in Kansas City for the future. He’s claimed he wants a fair contract, but he’s not dealing with nor thinking about that now, he wants the team to be strong. I don’t know how he can make his intentions any plainer.

    And it’s only all the rest of you who are clamoring for a franchise crippling quarter billion dollar contract.

    Veach will deal with that, fairly, after the 2nd consecutive SB win in 2021.

  60. First off the Chiefs have to pay the highest paid player in Mahomes so I don’t think $16.1 M cap space is going to cut it.
    The 49ers already have their QB under contract for cheap so if you do the math … 49ers are a lot better off than the Chiefs.

  61. itsnotcheese2934 says:
    February 4, 2020 at 11:28 am
    i said it a million times. The Chiefs had to win it this year because they are going to be in trouble for the next few years
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    SO if you say something long enough everyone else is supposed to believe it. Sounds like the Dems and the Iowa Causcas.

  62. devindenv says:
    February 4, 2020 at 11:42 am
    All of you fools predicting the Chiefs downfall because of “cap space” fail to realize a few things. First, Sammy Watkins is taking up $21M of that cap space. He could sit next, be cut, or take a pay cut. One of the three is HIGHLY LIKELY. Secondly, Eric Fisher ($15 M cap hit) is a great candidate for a contract re-structure. Extend him and re-work the numbers so his cap hit goes from $15 to $8. Finally, there are 2 significant starters that could be cut. Anthony Hitchens ($12M savings) and Laurance Duvernay-tardiff ($5M savings).

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    Few things, first with the exception of the Patriots history is against a dynasty. Now, to the facts. Cutting Watkins saves you 14 mil, but you also have to replace the production and it takes a weapon from Mahomes. You next talk about cutting Hitchens and Tardiff and Watkins While you’re saving cap space, you are losing talent, in this case two starters and depth. That’s the point. Once you pay Mahomes and if you can afford Jones, you are forced to let talent go and it eats away at your depth. What if Mahomes gets hurt or Jones walks in free agency? Once a guy gets the ring, the desire to have the pay-day increases. Re-structuring is not a long term solution, you’re just pushing money down the road which you have to pay to an older player later or maybe cut and still eat dead money. It’s not a knock on the Chiefs. Every team faces it. I’m a Packers fan and when they won it in 2010, we all assumed with Rodgers and company the question was not if, but how many more rings. Everyone was saying the same thing back then, but it all changes when the qb gets franchise qb money. I’m glad the Chiefs won, but this overreaction next dynasty stuff is a little over the top.

  63. ninersolid says:
    February 4, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    If Mahomes has been hit out of bounds like Garappolo was, their would have been a flag eruption. If Mahomes was hit helmet to helmet there would have been another flag eruption. No cry baby here, just make the call consistently and when it’s blatant like it was in this game THROW THE FLAG! If they made the right calls or even one of those calls 49ers win. KC was outplayed all game.

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    Garoppolo wasn’t “hit out of bounds”; he was pushed while in bounds to make sure he went out of bounds. What options were there? Slam into him to knock him out of bounds? Tackle him through the sideline? Shoving was the most benign way to get him out of bounds.

    The helmet hit was close, but was led with other parts of the body. I always hate to see helmets collide, but this was called consistently with the regular season.

    KC was outplayed for long stretches of the game, yes. But you can’t say the team that scored 21 points in the final 7 minutes of the game, and ended up with 11 points more than the other team, was “outplayed all game”.

  64. collectordude says:
    February 4, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Joe Montana won it his first full year as a starter.
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    Well, what on earth was I thinking. I guess if Joe Montana could do it, anyone can. Silly me.

  65. 49ers were 10 minutes away from winning the Super Bowl. It’ll be almost the exact same team next year. Three UFAs. Cutting Jet frees up another 10 mil. Where do you come up with this stuff?

  66. Jimmy G isn’t a ref Mahomes threw 2 terrible picks and threw for average yards. Jimmy gets helmet to helmet call then tools like Frank Clark wouldn’t be running their mouth. Game would have been over!

  67. Not a Chiefs fan and not really a Mahomes fan since the media ruined him for a lot of us but I will say this…. The game, in my opinion, was officiated pretty well except for this major fact that I’ve been complaining about for 2 years since Mahomes entered the league. It’s a Google search away if one would simply take a look at how many times the Chief’s interior lineman have been called for holding.

    Since Mahomes returned from his kneecap injury (week 10) they have had ONE offensive interior lineman holding calls. Seems to me the referees are paying too much attention to Mahomes and not enough the line play. Granted, they didn’t call any on the 49ers in the SB, but it came to no surprise that none were called against the Chiefs and we all saw how many times Bosa was held, mauled, etc….

  68. Not a Chiefs fan and not really a Mahomes fan since the media ruined him for a lot of us but I will say this…. The game, in my opinion, was officiated pretty well except for this major fact that I’ve been complaining about for 2 years since Mahomes entered the league. It’s a Google search away if one would simply take a look at how many times the Chief’s interior lineman have been called for holding.

    Since Mahomes returned from his kneecap injury (week 10) they have had ONE offensive interior lineman holding calls. Seems to me the referees are paying too much attention to Mahomes and not enough the line play. Granted, they didn’t call any on the 49ers in the SB, but it came to no surprise that none were called against the Chiefs and we all saw how many times Bosa was held, mauled, etc….

  69. They’re already strapped and that’s before everyone will want to be paid for their Super Bowl talent level.

    And San Fran won’t have the luxury of an easy schedule and high picks.

    Hope you enjoyed getting close.

  70. Clinton Barnett says:
    February 4, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    and then lose again at home too the titans .
    6 9

    Am I supposed to even ACKNOWLEDGE the opinon of someone who doesn’t even know how to correctly use “to”?

  71. Boy so many Niner fans with no shame in their whining game.

    I guess they were also celebrating with 8 minutes left.

    LOL

    Psssttttt….

    It wasn’t the refs.

    It was an extremely overrated team and defense, bad coaching and a mediocre QB.

    Better luck next year except then you’ll have…

    Bad coaching, a mediocre QB and probably an overrated team and defense.

  72. wcman says:
    February 4, 2020 at 1:16 pm
    Here’s the reality: 49ers lost a close game; KC won a close game. Both teams will have a SB window for the foreseeable future.
    ======

    Agreed…

    Like the Rams, the Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, 49ers last time they made it, Cardinals, Bears…

  73. collectordude says:
    February 4, 2020 at 10:31 am
    If they were smart,
    They’d release Jimmy G.
    He’s not a championship QB.
    ================================
    This was his first full year as a starter. Would you expect any QB to win the super bowl in their first full season as a starter?

    Joe Montana
    Kurt Warner
    Tom Brady
    Roger Staubach
    Dummy

  74. And their QB, who is good, is 28 years old.they certainly have a brighter 5 year outlook than any other NFC team.

    ———–

    The Seahawks have a giant cap space to use this offseason.

    and that’s after the Seahawks beat the Niners in Santa Clara this year and then only lost in Seattle by inches when the niners stopped Hollister at the goal line week 17.

    That game had Marshawn Lynch runningthe ball because Chris Carson rashaad penny and CJ prosise we’re all hurt for the year.That was with hunt playing center and getting blasted because Britt was hurt all year.

    The Seahawks have Russell Wilson at qb.

    I would say the Seahawks have a brighter future than the Niners do with DK Metcalf coming on.

    When bosa sign says contract things will change.

  75. “PATRICK MAHOMES; THE GREATEST QB THE NFL HAS EVER SEEN.”

    Until he’s won at least 6 Super Bowls, no, he’s not. Which isn’t to say he’s not a fantastic QB, but 2 excellent seasons does not make the “greatest QB the NFL has ever seen”.

    And no, typing it in all caps doesn’t make that any more true than if you’d not.

  76. Love the fine whine from Pats fanboys like streettyson and TyLaw Pick 6. Keep trying to say your usual non-fact based musings re:KC.. NE has RIP stamped on them. You are in for a lot of losing and Mahomes is a LOT better than your alleged GOAT Brady was at 23.

  77. Extremely overrated team is the Chiefs. Gimmicky offense and immune from holding calls half the season. For 3 and a half quarters Chiefs you looked like you were out classed. Take your Ref wrapped gift and go home.

  78. Seattle you barely beat a 49er team with half of our defense injured. You may be better next year but the 49ers will be as Well. Will be fun handing you the 2 L’s next year

  79. Everyone is so hard on these QBs. Lamar, Mahomes and Jimmy G all showed good and bad in their playoff games. Give it time a let these guys grow. It took Manning years. Brady had great team support.

  80. Seattle you barely beat a 49er team with half of our defense injured. You may be better next year but the 49ers will be as Well. Will be fun handing you the 2 L’s next year

    ______________

    Week 17 the Niners were almost completely healthy.

    Meanwhile the Seahawks were completely decimated having lost their top three running backs and starting center(in a run first offense).

    I feel like everything would have been different had Chris Carson been available.

    Joey hunt was playing center most of the year and he was so overmatched I don’t know how he held in there so well all year long. Kudos to him because he got straight run over so many times. Russell’s pocket would collapse from the middle immediately.

    Marshawn Lynch was handing out shots at the raiders final home game and then gets a call from Seattle to come out of retirement and play a couple games.

    Somehow, Seattle still almost won week 17 in the final seconds.

    It’s not just the players involved it’s how they play and their will to win.

    As long as Russell Wilson is quarterback the Seahawks will be beating other teams.

  81. Spotrac has the Chiefs at 18 million free. They will cut Watkins, which will save them 14 million. Cutting Fisher, if he doesn’t restructure, will save them 6 million next year. That’s 38 million and that doesn’t include some restructuring some of the other big money guys. The Chiefs have most of their starters set so they really don’t have to go acquire too many parts.

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