The Salary Cap’s Greatest Hits

Now that the 2021 league year has officially begun, which players count the most toward their teams’ salary cap? It’s no surprise that quarterbacks dominate the list. With a 2021 cap hit of $37.6 million, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is No. 1 — despite the fact that four other quarterbacks have a higher average yearly salary.


As far as dead money charges, there are five teams that have at least $11 million of cap space dedicated to players no longer on their roster. Tops on that list is Carson Wentz, who counts $33.8 million toward Philadelphia’s cap.


A look inside the numbers:

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