Combined NFL Contracts By Team: Facts & Figures

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Total Contracts

The Dallas Cowboys lead all teams with more than $680 million in combined contracts. In total, 9 teams have contracts adding up to more than $600M. Conversely, the Oakland Raiders have just $385M in combined contracts, nearly $300M less than Dallas.
 
Top 4: Cowboys ($680M), Saints ($647M), Chiefs ($636M), Eagles ($629M)
Bottom 4: Raiders ($385M), Patriots ($411M), Colts ($474M), Buccaneers ($489M)
 

Guaranteed Money

The St. Louis Rams (somewhat surprisingly) lead all NFL teams with 49.18% of their contract money guaranteed. In general, teams are averaging exactly 40% of their contract money as guaranteed dollars right now.
 
Top 4: Rams (49%), Chiefs (46%), Dolphins (45.9%), Lions (45.2%)
Bottom 4: Steelers (29.1%), Bengals (29.4%), Packers (31%), Ravens (34%)
 

Average Contract

Generally speaking, all teams are averaging a three year contract ranging in annual average from $1.5M to $2.4M, so the numbers are fairly close across the board. The Cowboys lead all teams with an annual average of $2.46M, while the Raiders are carrying players at an average of $1.5M per year.
 
Top 4: Cowboys ($2.46M), Saints ($2.42M), Dolphins ($2.4M), Chiefs ($2.3M)
Bottom 4: Raiders ($1.5M), Patriots ($1.7M), Colts ($1.78M), Rams ($1.8M)

  Current Average Contract
  Total Contracts Total G’tees % G’teed Yrs Value AAV
ARI $520,136,900 $217,626,496 41.84% 3 $5,933,346 $1,977,782
ATL $501,120,940 $189,018,612 37.72% 3 $5,706,660 $1,902,220
BAL $556,168,551 $191,324,617 34.40% 3 $6,300,764 $2,100,255
BUF $598,197,241 $255,348,860 42.69% 3 $6,508,510 $2,169,503
CAR $526,335,003 $219,278,595 41.66% 3 $6,694,953 $2,231,651
CHI $571,919,996 $243,752,708 42.62% 3 $6,647,655 $2,215,885
CIN $593,412,068 $174,482,487 29.40% 3 $6,452,468 $2,150,823
CLE $626,160,218 $261,104,122 41.70% 3 $6,911,269 $2,303,756
DAL $680,797,708 $263,928,034 38.77% 3 $7,391,940 $2,463,980
DEN $565,363,376 $232,433,959 41.11% 3 $6,635,720 $2,211,907
DET $524,679,426 $237,186,495 45.21% 3 $6,382,960 $2,127,653
GB $627,809,868 $196,969,213 31.37% 3 $6,761,063 $2,253,688
HOU $584,585,397 $246,104,135 42.10% 3 $6,265,652 $2,088,551
IND $474,844,610 $186,906,714 39.36% 3 $5,361,033 $1,787,011
JAC $548,054,488 $236,817,396 43.21% 3 $5,708,900 $1,902,967
KC $636,096,945 $297,026,071 46.70% 3 $6,983,936 $2,327,979
MIA $618,930,825 $284,548,012 45.97% 3 $7,218,974 $2,406,325
MIN $545,590,814 $230,557,700 42.26% 3 $5,866,567 $1,955,522
NE $411,716,058 $145,050,555 35.23% 3 $5,237,229 $1,745,743
NO $647,338,788 $273,253,853 42.21% 3 $7,289,851 $2,429,950
NYG $510,908,078 $179,358,458 35.11% 3 $5,992,822 $1,997,607
NYJ $621,638,469 $268,327,370 43.16% 3 $6,976,862 $2,325,621
OAK $385,167,828 $162,413,497 42.17% 3 $4,755,158 $1,585,053
PHI $629,757,638 $269,193,560 42.75% 3 $6,622,057 $2,207,352
PIT $578,666,049 $168,603,850 29.14% 3 $6,788,933 $2,262,978
SD $621,670,808 $241,734,405 38.88% 3 $6,728,038 $2,242,679
SEA $539,609,278 $214,254,356 39.71% 3 $6,134,246 $2,044,749
SF $586,476,351 $206,842,065 35.27% 3 $6,524,378 $2,174,793
STL $510,602,713 $251,091,658 49.18% 3 $5,516,450 $1,838,817
TB $489,543,538 $206,799,053 42.24% 3 $5,781,099 $1,927,033
TEN $557,309,154 $212,876,210 38.20% 3 $6,001,822 $2,000,607
WAS $541,231,357 $217,015,230 40.10% 3 $6,021,040 $2,007,013

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Article by: Michael Ginnitti

Managing Editor of Spotrac