The 20 Cheapest Teams In The Major North America Sports Leagues

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Earlier this week we took a look at the 20 highest-paid teams in the world, in terms of average salary per player. Now let’s look at the cheapskates.But rather than focus on some obscure teams such as Hamilton of the Scottish Premier League or a slew of Major League Soccer and Canadian Football League teams, let’s stick to the four major North American sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL).

On the next few pages we will look at the teams that spend the least, per player, on player salaries. Keep in mind that teams in different leagues have different size rosters.

You can see the full list at SportingIntelligence.com

#20 Cleveland Browns — $2,033,333 (average salary per player)

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 145

#19 Kansas City Royals — $2,030,541

League: Major League Baseball

Overall Rank: 146

#18 San Francisco 49ers — $2,017,647

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 147

#17 New England Patriots — $1,997,059

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 148

#16 Chicago Bears — $1,996,078

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 149

#15 Denver Broncos — $1,986,275

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 150

#14 San Diego Padres — $1,973,025

League: Major League Baseball

Overall Rank: 152

#13 Atlanta Falcons — $1,964,706

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 153

#12 Winnipeg Jets — $1,963,600

League: NHL

Overall Rank: 154

#11 Ottawa Senators — $1,940,500

League: NHL

Overall Rank: 156

#10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — $1,939,216

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 157

#9 Nashville Predators — $1,924,231

League: NHL

Overall Rank*: 159

*Based on a world-wide ranking of professional sports teams

#8 St. Louis Blues — $1,906,314

League: NHL

Overall Rank: 161

#7 Kansas City Chiefs — $1,878,431

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 162

#6 Washington Redskins — $1,849,020

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 163

#5 Oakland A's — $1,845,750

League: Major League Baseball

Overall Rank: 164

#4 Tennessee Titans — $1,817,647

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 167

#3 Colorado Avalanche — $1,649,821

League: NHL

Overall Rank: 181

#2 Cincinnati Bengals — $1,580,392

League: NFL

Overall Rank: 184

#1 New York Islanders — $1,520,140

League: NHL

Overall Rank: 185

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