Report: How an update on the salary cap could affect the Vikings

Jack White, Vikings Wire
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With the way Minnesota’s cap space is set up for 2021, the Vikings will almost certainly have to cut back on big contracts this offseason.

There have been some reports that show a considerably lower base salary cap for the upcoming season and that could lead to the Vikings having to make even more difficult decisions.

Over The Cap currently projects the Vikings to be more than $7.6 million over the salary cap, assuming the base cap space is $180.5 million for 2021.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that number doesn’t seem to be too far off. Schefter reported that the league’s salary cap is expected to be roughly $180-$181 million. The cap is not anticipated to be officially set until next month, per Schefter.

So it could be worse, but Minnesota would still have to cut back on bigger contracts if the base salary cap ends up being somewhere between there. Here are some potential cap casualty candidates on the Vikings.