According to the ESPN The Magazine/Sportingintelligence Global Salary Survey, the Philadelphia Eagles spent an average of $2.138 million per player last season. Still, it ranked No. 135 overall, behind all 30 NBA teams, all but two teams in Major League Baseball and 15 of 20 English Premier League teams.
“A lot of people think because the NFL has great ratings, the players must be the wealthiest,” Sportingintelligence editor Nick Harris told ESPN.com. “A list like this over time shows the disconnect.”
The NBA is the highest-paying league in the world, as roughly $2 billion was paid to 441 players, for an average salary of $4,522,283 per player, according to the report.
The NFL's highest-paid team, the Minnesota Vikings, doesn't come up until No. 115.