Agent’s Take: The definitive 2024 Super Bowl tale of the financial tape for 49ers vs. Chiefs

The idiom, “Different strokes for different folks” can be aptly used to describe building a championship caliber NFL roster under the salary cap. There isn’t a right or wrong way to allocate resources in putting together a team that has Super Bowl potential. A specific blueprint doesn’t exist. 

Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers is a good illustration of the idiom (here’s how to watch the Super Bowl on CBS, Nickelodeon and Paramount+). Kansas City has gotten to the Super Bowl with a high priced quarterback. San Francisco has a low cost quarterback on a rookie contract. 

The following chart outlines the salary cap charges for the Chiefs and 49ers key contributors throughout the season at each position and on special teams. That’s 31 players for both the Chiefs and 49ers. The breakdown for each team is 15 on offense and 16 on defense. 

Dead money, a salary cap charge for a player no longer on a team’s roster, is tracked as well. The NFL collective bargaining agreement’s $295 daily amount for participating in a team’s voluntary offseason workout program is included in the cap numbers.

QB

$37,133,825

$897,513

RB

$4,350,411

$11,009,263

WR

$16,821,319

$13,683,763

TE

$15,829,829

$10,605,698

OL

$24,503,794

$22,674,947

EDGE

$10,030,108

$14,079,076

Interior DL

$29,931,365

$23,639,719

LB

$6,266,894

$17,399,700

CB

$8,041,457

$10,542,329

Safety

$17,038,336

$4,090,541

Special teams

$9,094,676

$4,026,745

Dead money

$11,576,655

$32,586,169

The NFL salary cap is currently $224.8 million. Each team’s actual salary cap (known as adjusted salary cap) is typically different from the NFL’s set amount because unused cap room can be carried over from one year to the next year and other adjustments can further increase or decrease cap space. 

The league-wide average is $229,369,753 according to NFLPA data. The Chiefs have the NFL’s lowest adjusted salary cap at $220,447,793. Situations like this…


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Author : Joel Corry

Publish date : 2024-02-06 18:58:07

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