INFOGRAPHIC: Seahawks Salary Cap Explained Visually

the soccer stadium with the bright lights

I walk around with an image in my head of the rough amount of money the Seahawks will need to spend on core players like Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas, and Richard Sherman in the coming years. Yes, I am odd. It occurred to me this morning that a visualization may be useful to others who are trying to figure out why the Seahawks are not making a bigger splash in free agency this year, and why they are so willing to let players many fans have become attached to, sign with other teams.

Many thanks to Davis Hsu for helping to sanity check a few numbers for this article, as well as the guys over at who maintain a terrific site.