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As you get rolling on a new Franchise Mode save in Madden 24, the budget can quickly become a nuisance if you've veered too close to the salary cap. Fortunately, there are several different options to deal with this problem.
We'll break down exactly how to restructure contracts in Madden 24 to free up salary cap space for other players. While it's an easy process, we'll also go over the times when you may want to choose a different course of action than restructuring.
How to Restructure Contracts in Madden 24
If you want to restructure contracts in Madden 24, start by going to the Manage Roster section in Franchise Mode and choosing Team Salaries. From this screen, you'll be able to get an overview of all your players and their financial impacts on the team in current and future seasons.
If a player can be eligible for restructuring, when hovering over them you'll see a Restructure Contract option appear at the bottom of the screen with a prompt to press Y or Triangle depending on your platform. You'll be given a clear explanation of how restructuring will affect your cap space moving forward, and all you have to do is confirm the action to make it happen.
Once confirmed, the impacts will automatically go into effect and you won't have to bother with any negotiations over that decision. Some players won't have this option, particularly rookie contracts, recent signings, and impending free agents, but it can be helpful in a pinch.
When is restructuring contracts the wrong choice in Franchise Mode?
If you're in desperate need of a little cap space, it can be tempting to hop into Team Salaries and start restructuring contracts left and right. However, you need to be aware that doing so in Franchise Mode comes with risks depending on the player.
After you restructure a contract, you can incur an increased cap penalty if you trade or cut that player. As such, you should only restructure contracts if you intend to keep that player for the duration of their contract.
If you're less sure and want to free up some of the budget elsewhere, you may be better off cutting the player or trading them to another team for draft picks or a less expensive player. If any of this gets too frustrating, you can always start a new Franchise Mode save and turn off the salary cap to focus less on budgetary challenges.