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drew102e
02-17-2009, 11:43 AM
It surprised me there were so many steelers with top ten salaries at their position, and you can add james harrison to the list very shortly

Below is a look at the top 10 cap figures for each position as provided by the NFLPA, along with their franchise and transition tag amounts:

Quarterbacks
Peyton Manning $18,704,320
Tom Brady $14,620,000
Carson Palmer $13,980,001
Aaron Rodgers $13,952,500
Brett Favre $12,000,000
Franchise: $14.65 million.
Eli Manning $11,416,666
Jake Delhomme $10,956,666
Matt Hasselbeck $9,950,000
David Garrard $9,475,000
Donovan McNabb $9,353,912
Transition: $12.44 million.

Defensive ends
Julius Peppers $13,902,500
John Abraham $8,500,000
Aaron Schobel $8,066,666
Jason Taylor $7,500,000
Luis Castillo $6,983,500
Franchise: $8.99 million.
Mario Williams $6,875,000
Richard Seymour $6,730,000
Robert Mathis $6,650,000
Adewale Ogunleye $6,358,855
Tony Weaver $6,200,000
Transition: $7.77 million.

Running backs
LaDainian Tomlinson $7,816,666
Edgerrin James $6,750,000
Jamal Lewis $6,400,000
Ronnie Brown $6,106,800
Clinton Portis $6,031,083
Franchise: $6.62 million.
Larry Johnson $5,659,131
Thomas Jones $5,500,000
Reggie Bush $5,050,000
Fred Taylor $5,000,000
Deuce McAllister $4,936,666
Transition: $5.93 million.

Defensive tackles
Albert Haynesworth $7,250,003
Cornelius Griffin $6,166,333
Tommie Harris $6,030,662
Marcus Stroud $5,666,666
Casey Hampton $5,177,083
Franchise: $6.06 million.
Pat Williams $5,160,540
Kris Jenkins $5,150,000
Cory Redding $4,733,333
Rocky Bernard $4,664,706
La'Roi Glover $4,500,000
Transition: $5.45 million.

Wide receivers
Marvin Harrison $12,000,000
Lee Evans $10,374,585
Bernard Berrian $9,438,333
Torry Holt $9,104,714
Andre Johnson $8,504,848
Franchise: $9.88 million.
Braylon Edwards $7,393,750
Larry Fitzgerald $6,993,334
Deion Branch $6,760,000
Hines Ward $6,700,000
Reggie Wayne $6,660,000
Transition: $8.39 million.

Linebackers
Ray Lewis $9,428,574
Terrell Suggs $8,475,000
Karlos Dansby $8,065,000
Keith Bulluck $7,858,668
Keith Brooking $7,692,226
Franchise: $8.3 million.
Julian Peterson $7,300,000
Joey Porter $7,200,000
Shaun Phillips $6,537,912
Marcus Washington $6,445,416
Will Witherspoon $5,800,000
Transition: $7.48 million.

Tight ends
Tony Gonzalez $5,031,375
L.J Smith $4,522,000
Kellen Winslow $4,449,584
Antonio Gates $4,200,000
Jason Witten $4,105,000
Franchise: $4.46 million.
Daniel Graham $3,950,000
Randy McMichael $3,900,000
Jim Kleinsasser $3,750,000
Todd Heap $3,497,500
Vernon Davis $3,240,000
Transition: $4.07 million.

Cornerbacks
Champ Bailey $12,190,050
Chris McAlister $10,907,082
Nnamdi Asomugha $9,765,000
Asante Samuel $8,645,000
Patrick Surtain $8,280,000
Franchise: $9.96 million.
Charles Tillman $8,166,666
Shawn Springs $7,483,333
Drayton Florence $6,500,000
Brian Williams $6,000,000
Ken Lucas $5,805,000
Transition: $8.37 million.

Offensive linemen
Eric Steinbach $9,166,666
Joe Thomas $8,860,000
Walter Jones $8,600,000
Orlando Pace $8,175,000
Jordan Gross $7,455,000
Franchise: $8.45 million.
Stacy Andrews $7,455,000
Chad Clifton $7,034,166
Jeff Faine $7,000,000
Max Starks $6,895,000
Mike Gandy $6,800,000
Transition: $7.74 million.

Safeties
Bob Sanders $8,209,999
Troy Polamalu $6,820,000
Roy L. Williams $6,667,385
Madieu Williams $5,271,666
Adrian Wilson $4,739,499
Franchise: $6.34 million.
Darren Sharper $4,150,000
Chris Hope $4,000,002
Michael Lewis $3,905,000
Corey Chavous $3,800,000
Rodney Harrison $3,731,769
Transition: $5.13 million.

Kickers/punters
Sebastian Janikowski $3,010,000
Robbie Gould $2,520,000
Adam Vinatieri $2,350,000
John Kasay $2,300,000
Brian Moorman $2,236,428
Franchise: $2.48 million.
Ryan Longwell $2,220,000
Craig Hentrich $2,083,750
Jason Hanson $2,080,000
Jeff Reed $1,958,333
Shane Lechler $1,882,858
Transition: $2.26 million.

tony hipchest
02-17-2009, 11:58 AM
It surprised me there were so many steelers with top ten salaries at their position, and you can add james harrison to the list very shortly

ben, miller, harrison, reed, and eventually woodley will all be in the top 5 at their position. santonio will probably be top 10.

drew102e
02-17-2009, 12:13 PM
ben, miller, harrison, reed, and eventually woodley will all be in the top 5 at their position. santonio will probably be top 10.

ben already signed his 8 year / 102 mil deal ...so at over 12 mil a year he should be in the favre slot...stupid NFL.com :)

Dino 6 Rings
02-17-2009, 12:15 PM
But the Rooney's are cheap!

:couch:

SaskSteeler
02-17-2009, 12:57 PM
ben already signed his 8 year / 102 mil deal ...so at over 12 mil a year he should be in the favre slot...stupid NFL.com :)

not true, bens contract is structured so that he will make more money every year, so within the next year or two Ben will probably be in the top 5 or even top 3

Morgan
02-17-2009, 01:37 PM
Actually, that's barely above the mean.

11 positions, 5 players... 32 teams... if the distribution were COMPLETELY even each team would be represented 3 or 4 times, so 5 players isn't incredibly above average.

THen look at the position, and you have a 2 and a 5...the the rest are alll 6-10. What really struck me was no LBs (of course Harrison will be on that list soon) and that Ed Reed of the Ravens wasn't in the top 10.

iloveben7
02-17-2009, 06:03 PM
To be honest with you, I haven't heard of more than half of those names.

AllD
02-17-2009, 07:39 PM
It just goes to show that you can push to be the highest paid player, but within a few months or a season, you will be supplanted. A player is better off to leave a couple of $ on the table and find the best place to play. Just think if Pitt had Florida's sunshine.

MasterOfPuppets
02-17-2009, 10:14 PM
look at the clowns players on the list.....think they got thier moneys worth....:laughing:

jev7452
02-17-2009, 10:39 PM
ben already signed his 8 year / 102 mil deal ...so at over 12 mil a year he should be in the favre slot...stupid NFL.com :)

yeah that had be confused there for a minute!

mcmechanic
02-17-2009, 10:48 PM
The list is not a true account of what a player is paid. Cap hit is a more appropiate barometer. And better yet is to average the salary for the contract term although the base is usually back heavy to make the overall contract seem better. But few players actually play the last year or two of their contract. They are either cut or their contract is reworked. Last year Big Ben was listed at making 27 mil due to his signing bonus.

mesaSteeler
02-17-2009, 10:52 PM
NFL from the sidelines
http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/2009/02/look-at-franchisetransition-tag-values.html

After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop.

A look at the franchise/transition tag values

Remember last year when people were up in arms when the Steelers placed the transition tag on offensive tackle Max Starks, guaranteeing him nearly $7 million?
Here are the tag values for this year. It's interesting to note that the transition tag on offensive tackles would now cost $7.74 million and that the Steelers have just two players - safety Troy Polamalu and defensive tackle Casey Hampton - among the top five-paid players at their position in 2009.
That is how you stay out of cap hell.

Quarterbacks

Player Total
P. Manning $18,704,320
T. Brady $14,620,000
C. Palmer $13,980,001
A. Rodgers $13,952,500
E. Manning $11,416,666
Franchise: 14.65 million
Transition: 12.44 million

Running backs

Player Total
L. Tomlinson $7,816,666
E. James $6,750,000
J. Lewis $6,400,000
R. Brown $6,106,800
C. Portis $6,031,083
Franchise: 6.62 million
Transition: 5.92 million

Wide receivers

Player Total
M. Harrison $12,000,000
L. Evans $10,374,585
B. Berrian $9,438,333
T. Holt $9,104,714
A. Johnson $8,504,848
Franchise: 9.88 million
Transition: 8.39 million

Tight ends

Player Total
T. Gonzalez $5,031,375
L.J. Smith $4,522,000
K. Winslow $4,449,584
A. Gates $4,200,000
J. Witten $4,105,000
Franchise: 4.46 million
Transition: 4.07 million

Offensive linemen

Player Total
E. Steinbach $9,166,666
J. Thomas $8,860,000
W. Jones $8,600,000
O. Pace $8,175,000
J. Gross $7,455,000
Franchise: 8.45 million
Transition: 7.74 million

Kickers/punters

Player Total
S. Janikowski $3,010,000
R. Gould $2,520,000
A. Vinatieri $2,350,000
J. Kasay $2,300,000
B. Moorman $2,236,428
Franchise: 2.48 million
Transition: 2.26 million

Defensive ends

Player Total
J. Peppers $13,902,500
J. Abraham $8,500,000
A. Schobel $8,066,666
J. Taylor $7,500,000
L. Castillo $6,983,500
Franchise: 8.99 million
Transition: 7.78 million

Defensive tackles

Player Total
A. Haynesworth $7,250,003
C. Griffin $6,166,333
T. Harris $6,030,662
M. Stroud $5,666,666
C. Hampton $5,177,083
Franchise: 6.06 million
Transition: 5.45 million

Linebackers

Player Total
R. Lewis $9,428,574
T. Suggs $8,475,000
K. Dansby $8,065,000
K. Bullock $7,858,668
K. Brooking $7,692,226
Franchise: 8.30 million
Transition: 7.48 million

Cornerbacks

Player Total
C. Bailey $12,190,050
C. McAlister $10,907,082
N. Asomugha $9,765000
A. Samuel $8,645,000
P. Surtain $8,280,000
Franchise: 9.96 million
Transition: 8.37 million

Safties

Player Total
B. Sanders $8,209,999
T. Polamalu $6,820,000
R.L. Williams $6,667,385
M. Williams $5,271,666
A. Wilson $4,739,499
Franchise: 6.34 million
Transition: 5.13 million
Posted by Dale Lolley at 5:57 PM

drew102e
02-18-2009, 11:18 AM
not true, bens contract is structured so that he will make more money every year, so within the next year or two Ben will probably be in the top 5 or even top 3

i stand corrected, i thought it was an average with signing bonus figured in the mix

Still, gonna be a couple more steelers on that list soon

SC Gamecokk
02-18-2009, 12:53 PM
is ben still getting paid for his rookie contract salary, but has already received his $25 million signing bonus for the upcoming $100 million contract?

scsteeler
02-18-2009, 01:22 PM
I know some call the Rooneys Cheap but I say they spend their money wisely. Also I would love to say that I only make 2.5 million a year. The reason these guys need so much money is because after agents and taxes come out they are really only getting about 300,000 per 1Million dollars. Don't hold me to those figures I have no real facts to back this up. This is just what a retired linebacker in my church said that played for 10+ years.

T&B fan
02-18-2009, 02:58 PM
I know some call the Rooneys Cheap but I say they spend their money wisely. Also I would love to say that I only make 2.5 million a year. The reason these guys need so much money is because after agents and taxes come out they are really only getting about 300,000 per 1Million dollars. Don't hold me to those figures I have no real facts to back this up. This is just what a retired linebacker in my church said that played for 10+ years.

that sounds steep but I have no info other then the TAX .players pay state income TAX in every state that they play a game in .

drew102e
02-24-2009, 03:27 PM
I know some call the Rooneys Cheap but I say they spend their money wisely. Also I would love to say that I only make 2.5 million a year. The reason these guys need so much money is because after agents and taxes come out they are really only getting about 300,000 per 1Million dollars. Don't hold me to those figures I have no real facts to back this up. This is just what a retired linebacker in my church said that played for 10+ years.

boo hoo for them, lets pass the hat

stlrtruck
02-24-2009, 04:16 PM
I know some call the Rooneys Cheap but I say they spend their money wisely. Also I would love to say that I only make 2.5 million a year. The reason these guys need so much money is because after agents and taxes come out they are really only getting about 300,000 per 1Million dollars. Don't hold me to those figures I have no real facts to back this up. This is just what a retired linebacker in my church said that played for 10+ years.

Maybe they should get a new agent, or be their own agent. Then they don't have to worry about all the fees. And even after taxes, the money they make in one year is greater than what my wife and I will make on a combined income in almost 10 years.

I have no sympathy for them - absolutely none, unless they want to give a few hand outs, I mean stimulus packages, to the fans!!!

Steeldude
02-25-2009, 01:58 AM
the morons in miami are paying porter 7.2 mil :rofl:

MasterOfPuppets
02-25-2009, 02:07 AM
the morons in miami are paying porter 7.2 mil :rofl:
2nd in the league in sacks......i guess they got what they paid for....:noidea:

Steeldude
03-01-2009, 03:56 AM
i guess they got what they paid for....

yep, a guy who his poor against the run and rushes the QB most every play and can't eclipse the 20 mark. i wonder how many of his sacks were like the ones here? where the LT falls down or they forget to block him.