Henry has already signed his franchise tender and is taken into account for our current cap number. If he were to sign a deal before the deadline today, it's very likely that his cap number would go down, not up. Most deals have the cap numbers more backloaded than front. For example, if he signed a 3 year, $30M deal, he would be making $10M on average per year. But that doesn't mean he'd count $10M against the cap this year. Let's say he has a $10M signing bonus, and $4M roster bonuses in 2021 and 2022. He would be paid the $10M Signing bonus immediately (so his cash would hit the bank the next day) but this total would prorate over the life of the contract. His roster bonus would be paid each year and count towards that years cap (for this example at least). That leaves $12M of his salary as base salary to be divided however he and the team want to structure it. So the cap numbers would look something like this: 2020: $3.3M signing bonus + 3M Salary = $6.3M cap hit 2021: $3.3M signing bonus + $4M roster bonus + $4M salary = $11.3M cap 2022: $3.4M signing bonus + $4M roster bonus +$5M salary = 12.4M cap This is an extremely simplistic example, and I might be slightly off on how the roster bonuses hit against the cap, but the short of it is, there's lots of ways to play around with cap numbers.