With free agency just around the corner, the Detroit Lions won’t have a lot of available cap room to go shopping with on the market. One of the primary reasons is an abundance of dead cap room.
Only three teams carry more dead cap value into the 2021 season than the Lions. Detroit is carrying over $20.262 million in dead cap room.
Nearly all of it is tied to the Matthew Stafford trade. The Lions ate $19 million in dead cap room on Stafford’s contract when they agreed to trade him to the Rams. Romeo Okwara costs the Lions just