The Oakland Raiders will be without quarterback Derek Carr, as he suffered a transverse process fracture in his back Sunday.
The Chiefs now have road wins over the Patriots and Chargers and have beaten the Eagles and Redskins at Arrowhead. They’ll head to Houston next week to face a Texans team that scored 57 points on Sunday.
Washington’s loss was costly, especially with the injury to Norman. The Redskins were able to hang with the NFL’s best team thus far, but the good news is they’re entering their bye week before an Oct. 15 game against the 49ers.
And because the Saints have mismanaged their salary cap and contracts so badly, this is not exactly an attractive landing spot for an executive. Many new GMs walk into a situation in which they can rip a team apart, create huge amounts of cap space by cutting players, add Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys draft picks and be praised for it. In New Orleans, a new GM immediately would face Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys the decision of either paying a ransom for Brees or letting the face of the franchise walk for nothing but a compensatory draft pick in 2019.
If a new GM opts to go with Brees, there will be little flexibility with the cap for at least one and probably two years. The Saints project to have around $30 million in cap space next year, but that figure doesn’t include a new contract for Brees, an extension for safety Kenny Vaccaro or a tender for receiver Willie Snead. A traditional contract for Brees likely would eat up an additional $14 million-$17 million of the cap in 2018 and $25 million in 2019.