Super Bowl LVI Champions
Finally and for a bit of fun, let us look at the teams meeting the above criteria going into 2021.
Who fails to pass the test in point 1, QB salary more than $25 million? Atlanta, Green Bay, Las Vegas, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Tennessee and unfortunately the Seattle Seahawks.
Of the 24 remaining teams who is set to spend more than $14 million on RBs? Dallas, Denver and the NY Giants.
21 left standing, anybody not spending between 23 and 50 million dollars on pass receivers? Yep, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami and Tampa Bay.
17 left, who will not spend between 18 and 33 million on their offensive line in 2021/22? Arizona, Baltimore, Buffalo, Carolina, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New Orleans, NY Jets, Philadelphia and Washington.
The seven left so far are Chicago, Cincy, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, both LA franchises and New England. Which of these pass the next test and spend between 27 and 60 million on their defensive front sevens? Cincy, Houston, LA Chargers, La Rams and New England are the last six standing. Which of these five is set to spend less than $30 million on their secondary? Just one, the LA Rams, who on the basis of my recent salary trend analysis will win Super Bowl LVI on their home field next February.