Odell Beckham Jr.’s Salary Cap Hit More Than Patriots Top Four WRs Combined

We present you the latest evidence of the New England Patriots playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers.

Antonio Brown and the Patriots reportedly will finalize a contract sometime Monday afternoon. The deal, originally thought to be for one year and $10 million guaranteed, now carries options and incentives and a bunch of other stuff so that Brown can fit under the team’s salary cap.

If the reported figures are indeed true, the Patriots’ top four wideouts — Brown, Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett — will carry a combined cap hit of $16.5 million this season, according to Spotrac. That sounds like a lot, but it’s really not, especially when you consider that Odell Beckham Jr. alone carries a $17 million cap hit.

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We’re not totally sure what that says about the Patriots and the rest of the NFL, but it definitely says something.

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Source: NESN

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