49ers’ 2018 salary cap situation ahead of the start of NFL free agency
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By Peter Panacy

HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 10: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with general manager John Lynch after the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The San Francisco 49ers have just over $70 million in available cap space. With the start of 2018 NFL free agency just days away, let’s break down the Niners’ situation as the market gets ready to open.


Even after the San Francisco 49ers inked quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the largest contract in NFL history, general manager John Lynch still finds himself north of $70 million in available salary cap space for 2018.

$70,060,420 to be exact, which ranks fifth most among all teams this offseason, according to Over the Cap.

Lynch noted the team would be “aggressively prudent” when NFL free agency officially begins on Mar. 14. Despite the team’s five-game win streak to close out 2017, and all the accompanying talk about a possible 2018 playoff push, Lynch still has plenty of needs to address.

In this slideshow, we’ll break down San Francisco’s salary cap situation and take a look at what faces Lynch and the Niners heading into this crucial time period. Additionally, we’ll break down some of the latest rumors and reports affecting the 49ers...

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