For an overview of VCR, please read “Introducing VCR: Value/Cap Ratio, a Return on Investment (ROI) Metric for the NFL”.
The chart below details the VCR of all players who had cap hits of $450,000, the minimum salary a full-time player earned was paid for the 2016 season. For an overview of VCR, please read “Introducing VCR: Value/Cap Ratio, a Return on Investment (ROI) Metric for the NFL”. As explained in VCR Part III: Using VCR to Evaluate Players, VCR is best utilized to compare players who are in similar salary ranges. Thank you to Jason Fitzgerald of overthecap.com for providing the salary cap amounts.
Note: As explained here, teams have the ability to “rollover” unused salary cap space from one season to the next. The salary cap for the NFL for the 2016 season was $155,270,000. However, based on this NFLPA report, the average team was able to rollover $6,608,506, and thus the adjusted cap for an average NFL team was 161,878,506. As this is a better representation of the salary cap space available to the clubs, we utilized the average adjusted cap number for the VCR calculation.