In looking at the big picture which is the 2013 offseason, the Washington Redskins have done a remarkable job with their 2013 payroll when you take into account the $18 million penalty assessment handed down by the NFL—a 15 percent reduction in total salaries for a single season.
The manner in which the Redskins' front office were able to sign free agents and rookies, along with resigning or restructuring current player contracts, shows not only excellent financial management by the front office but a great deal of respect from the players for the organization.
As you could imagine, it must be a difficult and arduous task to remain competitive in the NFL when all of the teams are on the same playing field financially. In the case of the Redskins, to have far less money than other teams can substantially limit the caliber of talent the team can afford and retain.
The fact of the matter is—it did not.
It speaks volumes about the players who restructured their contract, wide receiver Santana Moss and strong safety Brandon Meriweather to name a few, and helped the team meet their 2013 adjusted salary cap limit, which amounted to $110 million.
With these factors in mind, I questioned how the Redskins will distribute this season's salaries throughout their roster. The following is a breakdown from lowest to highest, by position, of not only who will earn what in 2013—but also the percentage of money allocated per position.
Please note that salary cap calculations and designations are complicated to understand and even more difficult to explain. All numbers have been rounded-up for easier calculations.
All Washington Redskins 2013 financial information provided by Spotrac.com.