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Market demand by position
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The free agent's coaching and team situation
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Player performance in recent years
What are the combined top 5 average annual NFL salaries by position vs. the average? We provide an example below.
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QB Top 5: $37.2M (Cap % 20.7%) vs. Avg $6.9M
Top Avg Contract: Patrick Mahomes $45M
RB Top 5: $14.3M (Cap % 7.2%) vs. Avg $1.9M
Top Avg Contract: Christian McCaffrey $16M
WR Top 5: $21.7M (Cap % 11.0%) vs. $2.6M
Top Avg Contract: $27.2M
Carson has been a consistent player in Seattle when he can stay healthy. The hard-nosed Carson has averaged 3 yards per tote every year of his NFL career. Carson is not known as a receiver, though he improved that part of his game over the last two seasons, where he recorded 46 targets in 2019 and 47 in 2020 as compared to 2018, where he recorded 24. Carson's value on the market will hinge on whether teams can trust that he can stay healthy and not turn over the football. Carson had 7 fumbles in 2019; he had 1 in 2020. Carson is 26 years old; he has played in 85% of his games since 2018.