Football Player Salaries

Football Player Salaries is a fun look at money in football and football player value.

Salaries, statistics and value calculations for the 2013 will updated when the season starts.

Highest Paid Players

Player 2012 Salary
Dwight Freeney $19,035,000
Elvis Dumervil $18,948,000
Peyton Manning $18,000,000
Chris Long $16,360,000
Sam Bradford $15,595,000
Philip Rivers $15,310,000
Jared Allen $15,203,194
Trent Williams $14,000,000

Cheapest Touchdowns

Player Cost Per TD
Russell Wilson $22,702
Brandon Weeden $27,726
Andy Dalton $39,501
Alfred Morris $46,777
Victor Cruz $54,444
Andre Brown $58,125

Most Expensive Touchdowns

Player Cost Per TD
Johnathan Joseph $9,750,000
Ed Reed $9,571,428
Santonio Holmes $9,250,000
Brian Urlacher $9,200,000
Antonio Cromartie $8,250,000
Devin Hester $7,646,000

Cheapest Rush Yards

Player Cost Per Yard
Alfred Morris $318
Stevan Ridley $607
Vick Ballard $638
Bryce Brown $762
Daryl Richardson $861
Shonn Greene $884

Most Expensive Rush Yards

Player Cost Per Yard
Fred Davis $5,446,000
Peyton Manning $3,000,000
Anquan Boldin $2,510,416
Devin Hester $1,911,500
Eric Weddle $1,900,000
Drew Brees $1,733,333

Cheapest Receptions

Player Cost Per Reception
Victor Cruz $6,202
Brandon Myers $8,163
Eric Decker $9,347
Randall Cobb $9,472
Jeremy Kerley $9,642
Jimmy Graham $10,236

Most Expensive Receptions

Player Cost Per Reception
Matt Schaub $11,700,000
Aaron Rodgers $9,000,000
Matthew Stafford $8,935,000
Tony Romo $8,059,833
Jeromey Clary $4,550,000
Beanie Wells $2,967,500

Cheapest Field Goals

Player Cost Per Field Goal
Blair Walsh $13,108
Justin Tucker $14,444
Greg Zuerlein $15,078
Dan Bailey $16,063
Alex Henery $20,358
Nick Folk $27,500

Most Expensive FG's

Player Cost Per Field Goal
Nate Kaeding $285,714
Connor Barth $158,928
Phil Dawson $141,111
Sebastian Janikowski $135,156
Rob Bironas $122,500
Mike Nugent $115,391

2012 NFL Payrolls

Team Payroll
Kansas City Chiefs $110,825,483
Chicago Bears $109,963,911
San Francisco 49ers $104,095,733
Detroit Lions $101,444,301
Denver Broncos $94,813,323
Pittsburgh Steelers $94,806,125
Jacksonville Jaguars $93,891,964
New York Giants $93,139,788
San Diego Chargers $92,417,750
Atlanta Falcons $90,661,490
New York Jets $90,388,789
Buffalo Bills $89,855,609
Green Bay Packers $88,587,994
Houston Texans $88,459,371
Arizona Cardinals $87,807,509
Philadelphia Eagles $87,258,569
Minnesota Vikings $85,459,812
Carolina Panthers $85,168,021
Dallas Cowboys $84,320,103
Baltimore Ravens $83,444,871
New Orleans Saints $83,377,029
St. Louis Rams $83,039,018
New England Patriots $80,175,099
Seattle Seahawks $77,782,142
Tampa Bay Buccaneers $77,506,096
Cincinnati Bengals $77,000,775
Washington Redskins $75,541,369
Miami Dolphins $75,122,674
Oakland Raiders $74,641,182
Tennessee Titans $74,625,157
Cleveland Browns $72,239,301
Indianapolis Colts $67,113,715

2012 Most Efficient Teams

Team Cost Per Win
Atlanta Falcons $6,973,960
Houston Texans $7,371,614
Indianapolis Colts $7,457,079
New England Patriots $8,017,509
Denver Broncos $8,619,393
Seattle Seahawks $8,642,460
Green Bay Packers $8,858,799
Baltimore Ravens $9,271,652
Washington Redskins $9,442,671
Cincinnati Bengals $9,625,096
San Francisco 49ers $10,409,573
Dallas Cowboys $10,540,012
Minnesota Vikings $10,682,476

2013 Least Efficient Teams

Team Cost Per Win
Kansas City Chiefs $55,412,741
Jacksonville Jaguars $46,945,982
Detroit Lions $25,361,075
Philadelphia Eagles $21,814,642
Oakland Raiders $18,660,295
San Diego Chargers $18,483,550
Buffalo Bills $17,971,121
Arizona Cardinals $17,561,501
Carolina Panthers $17,033,604
New York Jets $15,064,798
Tennessee Titans $14,925,031
Cleveland Browns $14,447,860
New Orleans Saints $13,896,171