NFL Teams With Highest Payroll in 2021

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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jan 12, 2022, 2:17 PM

Which NFL team spent the most money in 2021?

Heading into the 2021 season, the Dallas Cowboys, the richest franchise in the league, are leading the NFL in terms of player salary with $205 million. Second on the list are the New York Jets with $203 million.

The San Francisco 49ers lead teams remaining in the playoffs and are seventh overall with $195 million. Their Super Bowl odds are +450.

Which NFL team spent the least money in 2021?

The Seattle Seahawks are the lowest paying team with over $172 million this NFL season. Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner are the only players who have over $10 million in their base salary this season. The majority of their teammates sit within the $4 million mark and below.

What is the average payroll for NFL teams in 2021?

The NFL’s average payroll for the 2021 season was $188,110,324.

The Kansas City Chiefs, who have the best NFL odds to win the Super Bowl at +220, have a payroll of $184 million. Meanwhile, the two other remaining teams, the Los Angeles Rams (+200) and Cincinnati Bengals (+800), have $184.2 million and $188.6 million, respectively.

NFL Teams With Highest Payrolls in 2021:

RankNFL TeamTotal Payroll
1Dallas Cowboys *$205,643,002
2New York Jets$203,671,640
3Cleveland Browns$202,441,273
4New England Patriots *$199,373,159
5Detroit Lions$196,258,795
6Miami Dolphins$195,163,942
7San Francisco 49ers *$195,034,662
8Washington Football Team$193,941,718
9Arizona Cardinals *$191,131,791
10Las Vegas Raiders *$189,930,974
11Philadelphia Eagles *$189,181,452
12Chicago Bears$188,749,384
13Cincinnati Bengals *$188,623,718
14Minnesota Vikings$188,454,009
15Denver Broncos$188,340,513
16Buffalo Bills *$187,711,864
17Indianapolis Colts$187,137,746
18Houston Texans$186,953,103
19Atlanta Falcons$185,463,125
20New Orleans Saints$185,212,258
21Kansas City Chiefs *$184,857,146
22Tennessee Titans *$184,365,623
23Los Angeles Rams *$184,237,454
24Baltimore Ravens$182,781,957
25New York Giants$182,500,485
26Los Angeles Chargers$181,992,647
27Carolina Panthers$181,771,931
28Jacksonville Jaguars$180,473,269
29Green Bay Packers *$180,389,513
30Tampa Bay Buccaneers *$177,631,945
31Pittsburgh Steelers *$177,407,130
32Seattle Seahawks$172,703,125

Teams marked with * made the playoffs during the 2021 NFL season.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with B.A in Communication and is currently a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with B.A in Communication and is currently a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.