Monday, November 6, 2017

What is the Average Salary of a NFL Football Player in 2017?

Do you know what the average salary of a NFL player is for the 2018 season? For the vast majority of people reading this article it's more money than they will ever make for their entire lives but NFL players make significantly less money on average than NBA players do.





The average salary for a NFL player is derived by taking the minimum salary cap for each team and then dividing it by 53 players. Each NFL team is required to carry 53 players on its roster.

For the 2017 season, under the CBA between the players and owners, the salary cap per team is set at $167 million. Each team is required to spend at least 89% of the salary cap which means at least $148.63 million.

If we divide the minimum amount of money each NFL team is required to spend on salary and divide it by 53 players per team we can see the average salary of a NFL player in 2017.


What is the Average Salary of a NFL Player in 2017?



  • $2.8 million



The average salary of a NFL player in 2017 is $2.8 million. Keep in mind the average salary takes into account all of the players in the NFL. That includes players like Matthew Stafford ($27 million), Derek Carr ($25 million) and Andrew Luck ($24.6) who are the three highest paid NFL players in 2017, as well as players making the bare minimum.

You can see the minimum salaries in the NFL for the 2017 season here. The average salary for a NFL player of $2.8 million in 2017 is a high number but keep in mind most NFL players careers only last a few years. And players in the NFL are seriously risking bodily and brain injury.

Still, most people in the world would probably be willing to risk the injuries to be able to earn an average of $2.8 million in a year.

For more see:

See Minimum NFL Salaries for the 2017 Season

NFL Teams That Have Never Won the Super Bowl

What is the Average Salary of a NBA Player for the 2018 Season?

Most Money Won by One Golfer in One Year

Most Money Won by One Tennis Player in One Year

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