JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars paid their players an average salary of $1,576,899 in 2013, a number that ranks 30th in the NFL and 175th among professional sports teams in the world, according to an ESPN The Magazine/Sportsintelligence Global Salary Survey.
The Jaguars' total payroll of $83,575,663 ranked 71st overall globally, though.
The Minnesota Vikings’ average player salary of $2,315,053 in 2013 was tops in the NFL and ranked 115th globally, one spot ahead of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
The two NFL teams that ranked below the Jaguars in average per-player salary are the Oakland Raiders (182nd, $1,178,657) and the Arizona Cardinals (187th, $1,123,249).
The salary totals do not include endorsements, performance bonuses, appearance fees or any other source of extra income.
Topping the list was Manchester City of the English Premier League. Its players earned an average of $8,109,912 in the 2012-13 season.