This is a different type of article, but for the 25 posts of Rummas celebration I am doing, I am gonna need to pull some random stuff out of the hat. I feel like this is a fun-ish type of article that people will somewhat enjoy. The NFL Salary cap is 188.2 million, which divided by 53 is 3.55 million per player. However, not all 53 are starters. Anyways, lets start.
I am a vertical offense, so I roll with the following formation. Basically a typical shotgun formation, QB in shotgun, RB to the right side of the QB, #1 WR and FLEX to the left, TE and #2 WR to the left.
QB: Lamar Jackson
Money Owed: $2,367,913
Lamar has great throwing ability, and demolishes defenses with his running ability. Enough said.
Salary Count Calculator: $2,367,913 of 188,200,000
RB: Saquan Barkley
Money Owed: $8, 507, 659
A extremely good runner and pass-catcher, option plays with Lamar Jackson are gonna be dangerous. I can deal with the 8 million dollars, especially because we are taking a lot of high value but low cost players.
WR #1: Deandre Hopkins
Money Owed: 14,000,000
Deandre Hopkins is a receiver that can play #1, he can play slot, he plays over the middle of the field, he can go deep, he can do anything. He is very clutch as well.
WR #2: Courtland Sutton
Money Owed: $1, 865, 981
Courtland Sutton is a legit threat as a #1 receiver, he can go deep, he can run the slant, he can run the underneath route, he can do lots of things. he is also only $1, 865, 981.
Slot/WR #3: JuJu Smith Schuster
Money Owed: $1, 335, 020
JuJu is a *LEGENDARY* Wideout in the slot. That was the role he played with Antonio Brown as WR #1. With two massive targets before him, expect a lot of deep balls in one-on-one coverage.
TE: Zack Ertz:
Money Owed: $12,231,500
Zack Ertz is a extremely good blocker, which helps the option plays, and a extremely good pass-catcher.
Cost for starting QB, RB, 3 WR, TE: $40, 308, 073 of $188,200,000 (21.4% of salary cap for 11% of the roster)
Total O-Line Cost: 45,555,158
LT: Alejandro Villanueva, $8,390,000
LG: Quenton Nelson, $6,515,158
C: Maurkice Pouncey, 11,000,000
RG: Marshal Yanda, 11,000,000
RT: Morgan Moses, 8,650,000
OFFENSIVE STARTERS TOTAL COST: 85,863,231
DE: Nick Bosa, 7,625,424
DT: Ed Oliver,$4,471,626
DE: Josh Allen, 5,168,781
OLB: TJ Watt, 2,945,985
LB: Leighton Vander Esch, 3,231,214
LB: Roquan Smith, 5,039,227
OLB: Terrell Suggs, 2,000,000
Money Spent- Starting Offense, Front 7: 116,345,488
CB: Stephon Gilmore, 18,670,833
CB: Denzel Ward, 7,954,188
S: Jabrill Peppers, 1,875,306
S: Minkah Fitpatrick, 1,975,252
K: Jake Elliott, 2,559,000
P: Sam Martin, 500,000
QB: Devlin Hodges, 585,000 25, Will Grier, 875,681
RB: Aaron Jones, 785,487 26, Devin Singletary 933,956, Tarik Cohen 893,289 41
WR: Darius Slayton, 643,721, Chris Godwin, 966,541, Diontae Johnson 972,946 29, Micheal Gallup, 943,495, Kenny Golladay, 930,306 (43),
TE: Mark Andrews, 925,165 30, George Kittle, 809,574 (44)
OL: Cam Robinson, 2,233,041, Connor McCovern, 877,527 32
D-Line: Steve McLendon, 2,826,177
LB Core: Darius Leonard, 1,976,675, Ryan Anderson, 1,694,230 35
Secondary: Damontae Kazee, $807,233, Julian Love, 777,715, Ronnie Harrison 908,758 38
Alex Gray, 510,000
Andrew Vollert, 510,000
Joshua Simmons, 510,000
Malik Gant, 513,333
Final Salary: 180,089,217 of 188,200,000