With the Super Bowl win over, the Packers have turned their focus to what players to keep for the repeat run, and which players they should launch. With the incredible depth that showed up in the 2010 season, the discussion gets harder this year, but obviously, its one of those 'good problems' to have.
Packers Payroll numbers and thoughts after the jump.
The following link directs you to the payroll of all the NFL teams in 2010: http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Sports/nfl-salaries.php.
Remember, last year was an uncapped year. The year before that, 2009, it was at 128 million dollars. The Packers are pretty close to the top of the list at 130 million dollars. There will most likely be a cap again in the new CBA, but it will probably be higher as the cap has previously trended upwards every year.
I think the Packers are in pretty good financial shape. We sell out games regularly at Lambeau Field, we don't have any owner distractions, and President Mark Murphy, GM Ted Thompson, and Coach Mike McCarthy are clearly dedicated to putting a winning product on the field. We should also have some playoff revenue even though we didn't have any home games. My guess is our limit will be around 130 million. One thing that is clear is that Ted Thompson will be very busy this offseason.
So with this information, what do you think the Packers should do this offseason?
For your use, Packers players individual salaries here: http://www.sportscity.com/NFL/Green-Bay-Packers-Salaries. Warning, the list is innacurate and has players missing, but its a good start for research.