New Orleans Saints rank 147th in ESPN salary survey


The New Orleans Saints rank 147th in per-player salary spending out of 333 international teams across 17 major pro leagues, according to the latest ESPN/SportingIntelligence Global Salary Survey.

The Saints have an average annual salary of $2.2 million per player. They rank 43rd in total payroll at $112.1 million.

All of the NFL teams are pretty closely bunched together because of the salary cap -- the 32 teams range from $2.3 million (the Miami Dolphins) to $1.7 million (the New York Jets). The Saints are right in the middle of the pack, ranked 14th among NFL teams.

The top 10 is made up of eight international soccer teams (led by Paris Saint-Germain at $9.1 million per player) and two Major League Baseball teams (led by the Los Angeles Dodgers at $8 million per player).