Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Only three teams have spent less than the 49ers since 2013

Dec 5, 2016 at 1:09 PM--


The NFLPA released the numbers of how much each NFL team has spent over the past four league years. Under the 2011 CBA, NFL clubs are required to spend at least 89 percent of the salary cap in cash averaged during a four-year period. The 49ers, who are often criticized by fans for their lack of spending and maintaining a surplus of salary cap space, are surprisingly compliant with the requirement.

The four-year period being measured is between 2013 and 2016. The total salary cap during that period is $554.55 million. That would make $493.55 million the required 89 percent. The 49ers, over that four-year span, have spent $514.49 million.

Only three teams have spent less than the 49ers from 2013 through 2016. Those teams may surprise you. They are the New England Patriots, the Carolina Panthers, and the Oakland Raiders.

The Patriots are contenders each and every season. The Panthers were in the Super Bowl in February. The Raiders are currently on pace for the top seed in the AFC with a 10-2 record. So not only are the 49ers among the teams that are spending the least but apparently, the money they are spending is being spent badly.

As long as you are drafting wisely, spending less is not necessarily a bad thing. However, the team's inability to build for the future has put them in their current situation. The 49ers have just one win this season and have lost 11 in a row, which is a franchise record. They are widely considered to have one of the weakest rosters in the league.

It is interesting to note that just one (Philadelphia) of the top seven spenders in the list below currently has a losing record.

The next four-year period for minimum spending runs from 2017 through 2020.

Team 2013-2016 Spending
Philadelphia Eagles $613,928,134
Denver Broncos $587,712,791
Seattle Seahawks $584,305,975
Green Bay Packers $583,138,740
Miami Dolphins $577,975,260
Kansas City Chiefs $575,541,332
Buffalo Bills $573,647,850
Chicago Bears $568,301,610
Cincinnati Bengals $567,289,411
Baltimore Ravens $562,425,698
San Diego Chargers $562,232,116
Indianapolis Colts $556,335,689
Atlanta Falcons $550,614,572
New York Giants $543,787,033
Arizona Cardinals $543,327,538
Los Angeles Rams $541,957,711
New Orleans Saints $539,836,498
Tampa Bay Buccaneers $539,736,102
Minnesota Vikings $539,162,454
New York Jets $533,151,519
Washington Redskins $532,545,662
Pittsburgh Steelers $530,698,171
Detroit Lions $530,210,549
Tennessee Titans $524,505,258
Dallas Cowboys $523,033,036
Houston Texans $517,212,166
Jacksonville Jaguars $516,908,734
Cleveland Browns $516,158,864
San Francisco 49ers $514,488,198
New England Patriots $500,083,836
Carolina Panthers $495,149,346
Oakland Raiders $491,433,408






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