Bottom five spenders in NFL didn't find success

Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Chicago, Jacksonville and Miami were the bottom five teams in the NFL this past season in terms of cash spent on players.

The NFLPA shared the statistics at its annual meeting with agents today in Indianapolis.

Surely, that group would like to point out none of those clubs had a winning record in an effort to point out money spent correlates to success on the field.

The top five wasn’t exactly a list of success stories. Carolina, Oakland, Indianapolis, Arizona and Pittsburgh made up the head of the class.

The Bears were the closest team to a winning record in the bottom five. They finished 8-8 after the season spiraled out of control when a broken right thumb sidelined quarterback Jay Cutler for the final six games. Fans will point to the money the team didn’t spend on an experienced backup quarterback (instead of Caleb Hanie) as a reason why the club failed to handle the injury. It’s also probably a reason general manager Jerry Angelo was fired.

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