Wednesday, March 2, 2011
AFC Southies slated to make a million
By Paul Kuharsky
Mario Williams and David Garrard are two of the 53 players under contract in the AFC South slated to make more than $1 million this season.
After being struck recently with how the NFL's labor rift has been cast as billionaires vs. millionaires, I thought I’d look at some players' salaries.
Totaling-up career earnings is quite difficult, and bonus money can be hard to nail down and sort through.
We can still get an interesting snapshot by looking at scheduled 2011 base salaries. I suspect many readers will be surprised that the vast majority of players will earn less than $1 million this fall.
Here, according to the NFLPA, are the players from each AFC South team currently scheduled to make a base salary of $1 million or more in 2011. Keep in mind guys in line for some form of free agency are not part of things here.
Fifty-three of 216 players under contract are slated to make $1 million or more. That’s 24.5 percent of the division.