It’s that time of year when everyone is putting out all sorts of lists.
Let’s stay in that mode, but try to take you in a different direction. Let’s unveil an All-NFC South team based solely on salary-cap figures for 2013. We’re not talking about actual salary. We’re talking only about how much players are counting against this year’s salary cap.
Let’s start with the offense, and we’ll come back with the defense a bit later:
Quarterback – Drew Brees, Saints, $17.4 million
Running back – DeAngelo Williams, Panthers, $5 million
Fullback – Mike Tolbert, Panthers, $2.025 million
Wide receiver – Roddy White, Falcons, $9.125 million
Wide receiver – Steve Smith, Panthers, $5.75 million
Tight end – Tony Gonzalez, Falcons, $5.25 million
Center -- Ryan Kalil, Panthers, $6.4 million
Guard – Jahri Evans, Saints, $6.7 million
Guard – Davin Joseph, Buccaneers, $6 million
Tackle – Donald Penn, Buccaneers, $6.3 million
Tackle – Jordan Gross, Panthers, $4.9 million