Saturday, 12 December 2015

NFL - A Financial Insight




The NFL season is in full swing and I am loving it.  It amazes me how many people are shocked that I like the sport, I don't know why.  The NFL promote team work, exercise, a good work ethic and, unlike what we experience when we go to watch the "soccer", the fans all happily mingle and there is very rarely any trouble.  With that being said the one thing, this can be said for many sporting stars, the money they are paid for playing a sport is unbelievable and the money the teams make would shock you.

 This infographic will give you an idea of the amount of money paid out and being made in the NFL.



I look at those figures and I will be honest, the first thought that comes to mind is "all that money for what exactly?"  Yes these guys go out there every week, play hard and get hit hard but does it really warrant that type of salary.  On the other hand who would really say no if they were offered that amount a year? I know I couldn't say no.

It also made me wonder what I am actually worth. Thanks to Personal Capital, (based in America) you could find out your net worth by entering a few details, sadly this is for US only at the moment. .

What are your views on the salaries of coaches and player? What do you think of the team finances? Too much or perfectly fine?

14 comments:

  1. They are very impressive earnings! I wish I had a talent!

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    1. I wouldn't say no to that kind of money!! x

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  2. That's a big difference between the top and bottom teams but still massive amounts of money. The football team I support still had part-time players up to a couple of years ago!

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    1. A very big difference between them. The money they bring in is astounding. They have 3 games a year over here in the UK it has a massive worldwide following x

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  3. Its interesting how much money there is in certain sports.

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    1. Looking at these figures I think the NFL must have a higher income than most sports

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  4. I think it is mad what sports people earn but then again in reality they can only do their job for a relatively short amount of time

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    1. It's a hard one as sometimes I think wow how much are you getting for playing a sport then I see how hard they are hit and the injuries they get. Add to that what you said about playing for a short time of their life and it makes sense to be paid that amount

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  5. This is why so many US boys want to go in to American football!

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    1. It is part of the reason yes but many, and I have watched behind the scene documentaries, many simply love the sport itself and would play for much much less

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  6. The amount that sportsmen and women can earn is astronomical isn't it x

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    1. It can be a bit of a shock at times to see the figures x

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  7. I'm always really shocked how much sportspeople (usually men) earn and I'm not quite sure why they earn *that* much!!

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    1. Tony Romo who plays for the Dallas Cowboys gets $100m over about 6 years, $55m of that is guaranteed. I think wow that man is the same age as me and that is what he is being paid, its crazy!

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