UPDATED: 2014 QB Financial Depth Charts

September 22nd, 2014 by Michael Ginnitti

USATSI_8012815_160074578_lowresEli Manning (NYG) carries the highest cap of any NFL QB for the 2nd straight year.The 2014 NFL season may be just three weeks old, but that hasn’t stopped notable, devastating injuries from piling up across the league. We’ll re-address a previous post comparing starting and backup quarterbacks from each team, evaluating the coinciding salary cap figures for each.

Notable Notes

11 teams have backup quarterbacks with higher cap figures than their starters. Starting QBs have an average cap hit of $8,662,107 in 2014. While backup QBs carry an average cap of just $2,312,544. Teams are carrying an average of $4,230,773 in difference between their starter and backup.

For the second straight year, Eli Manning (NYG) holds the top cap hit of any NFL quarterback. His $20.4M cap figure is $19.83M more than the Austin Davis’ $570,000 cap hit, the lowest of any starting quarterback. In terms of cash, Jay Cutler (CHI) takes in $22.5M this season with his newly-signed extension, while Davis (STL) will bring in just $570,000.

Matt Schaub (OAK) is the league’s highest cap-allocated backup quarterback at $8M. Brandon Weeden (DAL) is currently the backup QB with the lowest cap figure at just $570,000. In terms of cash, Blake Bortles (JAC) leads all backups, reeling in $13,761,680 in 2014.

2014 Cap
2014 Cap
OAKDerek Carr$976,691Matt Schaub$8,000,000
SEARussell Wilson$817,302Tarvaris Jackson$1,250,000
PHINick Foles$770,880Mark Sanchez$2,250,000
WASKirk Cousins$688,172Robert Griffin III$5,759,754
STLAustin Davis$570,000Shaun Hill$1,750,000
NYGEli Manning$20,400,000Ryan Nassib$608,400
PITBen Roethlisberger$18,895,000Bruce Gradkowski$1,833,333
CHIJay Cutler$18,500,000Jimmy Clausen$645,000
NODrew Brees$18,400,000Luke McCown$635,000
GBAaron Rodgers$17,550,000Matt Flynn$1,068,125
ATLMatt Ryan$17,500,000T.J. Yates$645,000
DENPeyton Manning$17,500,000Brock Osweiler$959,096
SDPhilip Rivers$16,666,666Kellen Clemens$1,177,500
DETMatthew Stafford$15,820,000Dan Orlovsky$635,000
BALJoe Flacco$14,800,000Tyrod Taylor$671,327
NETom Brady$14,800,000Jimmy Garoppolo$633,436
ARIDrew Stanton$12,000,000Carson Palmer$2,666,667
DALTony Romo$11,773,000Brandon Weeden$570,000
CINAndy Dalton$8,959,036Jason Campbell$1,500,000
KCAlex Smith$8,000,000Chase Daniel$3,400,000
CARCam Newton$7,008,113Derek Anderson$1,100,000
INDAndrew Luck$6,029,454Matt Hasselbeck$3,750,000
TBMike Glennon$4,750,000Josh McCown$705,469
TENJake Locker$4,004,637Charlie Whitehurst$1,500,000
SFColin Kaepernick$3,767,444Blaine Gabbert$2,011,587
JACBlake Bortles$3,755,420Chad Henne$5,750,000
MIARyan Tannehill$3,455,046Matt Moore$5,500,000
HOURyan Fitzpatrick$3,375,000Ryan Mallett$776,976
BUFE.J. Manuel$2,019,386Kyle Orton$5,000,000
CLEBrian Hoyer$1,250,000Johnny Manziel$1,499,745
MINTeddy Bridgewater$1,245,364Matt Cassel$5,750,000
NYJGeno Smith$1,140,819Michael Vick$4,000,000


*All depth chart projections provided by Ourlads.com

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