How the Final Four NFL Teams are Built Financially

How the Final Four NFL Teams are Built Financially
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The 2017 NFL season is down to its final four teams, including a set of rosters put together very differently both in terms of scheme and pay. We'll take a look at how the spending breakdowns for these teams as it pertains to their projected starting lineups for championship week. Additionally we've made note of full cap spending allocations (dead cap, injured reserve), as well as a look ahead to 2018 for each squad.


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2017 Starting Lineup Cap Spending
Team Avg. Age Offense Defense Special Teams all Starters
Jacksonville Jaguars 24.3 $48,909,271 $65,510,014 $2,489,412 $116,908,697
Minnesota Vikings 24.9 $40,131,451 $49,159,752 $1,577,353 $90,868,556
New England Patriots 25.2 $55,975,855 $38,621,521

$7,085,000

$101,682,376
Philadelphia Eagles 25.6 $56,228,227 $47,028,762 $2,352,647 $105,609,636
 
2017 Starting Lineup Positional Cap Spending
TEAM QB RB WR TE OL DL LB DB
Jacksonville Jaguars $6.57 $6.55 $9.66 $4.79 $20.64 $30.82 $9.62 $25.08
Minnesota Vikings $1.91 $3.79 $9.73 $7.37 $16.87 $18.79 $6.08 $24.28
New England Patriots $14 $4.64 $8.75

$11.44

$15.78 $5.60 $3.41 $29.61
Philadelphia Eagles $1.6 $1.58 $18.65 $7.02 $24.64 $23.27 $11.72 $12.04
 * dollars in millions
2017 Additional Cap Spending
Team Dead Cap Injured Reserve Total Cap
Jacksonville Jaguars $10,402,319 $8,145,211 $171,292,956
Minnesota Vikings $11,121,241 $3,973,346 $151,560,981
New England Patriots $6,304,965 $24,131,166 $163,712,257
Philadelphia Eagles $18,751,816 $22,357,948 $172,567,302
 * dollars in millions
 
2018 Free Agents & Cap Estimates
TEAM Starters w/o
a contract
UFA RFA EStimated Top 51 Cap Space
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 9 4 $25,797,064
Minnesota Vikings 6 14 4 $60,115,548
New England Patriots 6 15 1 $19,332,519
Philadelphia Eagles 5 13 1 $-4,336,356