Agent’s Take: How Chiefs and 49ers have changed financially since meeting in Super Bowl 54

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are meeting in the Super Bowl for a second time. The first matchup in Super Bowl LIV four years ago was a 31-20 victory for the Chiefs. 

A lot has changed for the two participants. Just 10 players who were either on the 53-man roster or reserve list for the first meeting remain on the Chiefs. The only key contributors left on offense or defense are Kansas City’s three best players: defensive tackle Chris Jones, tight end Travis Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

It’s 11 returning players for the 49ers. There’s a little more continuity with the 49ers as seven are key contributors from the two sides of the ball. Three come from offense: fullback Kyle Juszczyk, tight end George Kittle and wide receiver Deebo Samuel. The four defensive players are defensive lineman Arik Armstead, edge rusher Nick Bosa, linebacker Dre Greenlaw and linebacker Fred Warner.

The league-wide salary cap was $188.2 million during the 2019 league year. It’s 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.

A big difference in the adjusted salary cap of the two teams has existed for both matchups. San Francisco has the NFL’s third highest adjusted salary cap now. The ranking was the same four years ago. Kansas City is a little better off than in 2019. Instead of having the lowest adjusted salary cap, four teams were behind the Chiefs for the first meeting.

A team has brought up the rear for cap expenditures in each contest. It was the Chiefs in 2019. The 49ers are last now because multiple contracts of players who are among the highest paid at their respective positions (Christian McCaffrey, Kittle, Warner and Trent Williams) were…


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Author : Joel Corry

Publish date : 2024-02-09 21:15:20

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