Chiefs' payroll not so big, in relative terms

So I had been spending some time looking at the Kansas City Chiefs salary cap figures recently and actually stopped at one point to ponder the gravity of the situation. They kick out a lot of money to their players.

Turns out the Chiefs don't have things so bad when it comes to paying the bills. An ESPN The Magazine study of 294 pro sports teams foreign and domestic show the Chiefs to have only the 132nd highest average salary of $2,171,845.

In total payroll terms, they're in 28th place at $115,107,799. Relative to other pro sports teams, that may not be a hefty bill.

Still looks like it to me. If you're interested, here's the entire list.