Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 2/29/12

During the NFLPA's annual meeting with agents, they released statistics showing how much money each team spent on players. Along with Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Jacksonville, and Miami, the Bears were smack in the middle of the bottom five in that listing. Something else these five teams have in common is that none of them had an above .500 record (ignoring for a moment the Bears were well on their way until Thumb-mageddon occured).

Now before the calls start for the Bears to spend more and more and more money, thereby ensuring Super Bowls for twenty years running, Brad Biggs also would like to point out (something apparently the NFLPA forgot) the top five in spending (Carolina, Oakland, Indianapolis, Arizona, and Pittsburgh) didn't do so well either - finishing a combined 36-44 (with Pittsburgh in the playoffs at 12-4) combined to the bottom five's 27-53.

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