Originally Posted by Kristen82
Saw this on another forum:
top ten highest-paid players take up roughly three-quarters (nearly 90 million) of the team's projected $121 million salary cap. This is a staggering number and, when compared to the top ten salaries on other teams (Patriots
: $66 million; Ravens
: $69 million)..."
Wonder if that indicates the Patriots and Ravens draft well so a high proportion of their rosters consist of young guys who therefore aren't making that much but at the same time are good enough to be key contributors if not essential players.
I suspect your are right on the money with that.
To compound the problem, not everyone in that top ten is worth their contract, or even close. Free, Rat & Austin did not contribute near their contracts this year.
We need more Dez, Tyron, Lee, Carter, Murray (healthy please), Bailey, Claiborne please. But soon enough some of those guys will be due for big checks too.
You've got to find enough cheap contracts who contribute.