NFL Salaries by Team

NFL Salaries by Team

When it comes to a professional sports league, there is nothing like the NFL. Here is some information about the average salaries earned by the team members. Be ready to be amazed by the wealth amassed by NFL teams, players, and coaches.
Organizations that have been established to promote any particular sport have moved on to shape the history of games they've been monitoring. Take for instance, the National Football League (NFL), that is undoubtedly, one of the most popular football associations in American football history. No other sport in the US is as popular as American football and the institution has an amazing fan base.
Be it the thrill and excitement of the NFL Championship game; the superbowl, or the craze associated with whopping player salaries, all give the sport a reputation of being the most followed league in the US.
The salaries paid to the crème de la crème of NFL make them the richest athletes in US. Just four months ago, in July 2010, nearly 15 NFL players made it to the Fortune 50 list of highest paid athletes in the country.
Salaries By Team
The NFL was officially established in 1920, with just 11 teams, as its official members. At present, there are 32 teams and there are two divisions of the NFL leagues, known as the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC).
Each league consists of 16 teams divided into 4 divisions. The yearly competition of teams lasts for 17 weeks and the entire phase is nothing less than a festive season with loads of fun, excitement, and the most awaited superbowl sunday, that is the day when highest amount of food is consumed in the US, after Thanksgiving.
Since salaries are a major issue, The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), an official body of NFL players has been in existence for quite a long time and it negotiates player salaries with the respective owners of teams. All players are members of the NFLPA and they sign the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), for their salaries.
Every team has a fixed salary cap, decided every year, by negotiations, and performance of the team. Every year, the teams are allocated fixed budgets and team managers have to ensure that they are able to make the best team, within the limited budget.
That's why, there is a huge level of competition when it comes to signing contracts with players, who're performing well. The better a player performs, more are the chances of him getting signed up with some eye-popping salary contracts.
Salaries Offered by Teams
List of NFL Teams Salaries (In USD)
Arizona Cardinals USD 101,458,306
Atlanta Falcons USD 95,062,952
Baltimore Ravens USD 108,880,797
Buffalo Bills USD 110,799,226
Carolina Panthers USD 112,963,398
Chicago Bears USD 120,672,110
Cincinnati Bengals USD 93,840,588
Cleveland Browns USD 93,932,182
Dallas Cowboys USD 90,340,939
Denver Broncos USD 101,658,735
Detroit Lions USD 99,910,434
Green Bay Packers USD 113,959,603
Houston Texans USD 121,943,610
Indianapolis Colts USD 103,360,985
Jacksonville Jaguars USD 106,879,214
Kansas City Chiefs USD 80,624,650
Miami Dolphins USD 136,536,261
Minnesota Vikings USD 99,802,010
New England Patriots USD 95,977,133
New Orleans Saints USD 121,552,424
New York Giants USD 136,255,746
New York Jets USD 120,634,420
Oakland Raiders USD 108,020,490
Philadelphia Eagles USD 102,285,815
Pittsburgh Steelers USD 119,292,960
San Diego Chargers USD 116,558,935
San Francisco 49ers USD 106,148,952
Seattle Seahawks USD 88,765,820
St. Louis Rams USD 99,397,892
Tampa Bay Buccaneers USD 84,592,822
Tennessee Titans USD 109,486,770
Washington Redskins USD 99,953,611


Going through these salaries must have given you an idea about the whopping amount of money put in this game. The salaries will be restructured (possibly!) by new regulations in the year 2011.