Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Which positions take up most cap space?
By Field Yates
As a former third-round pick playing in just his second season, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had an exceptionally modest salary ($526,217) in 2013, a year that concluded with a Super Bowl win.
Wilson's low cap charge for 2013 enabled the Seahawks to fortify their roster in other spots, with an aggressive push last offseason to add two coveted pass-rushing free agents in Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril.
The Seahawks' roster construction from a cap perspective got us curious on how the Patriots' resources are allocated for the 2014 season.
Below is a look at how much each position is currently scheduled to count towards the cap, keeping in mind that some players will be cut eventually and that the team has free agency and the draft still ahead of it.
Top cap charge:Tom Brady, $14,800,000
Running back/fullback: $4,036,569
Top cap charge:Shane Vereen, $1,101,275