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When someone gets hurt in the NFL I always wondered what the real cost would be. Not only for the medical bills but the team impact as well. No sport quite racks up injuries like the NFL. I always hear from my significant other “Nooo my team!” when someone gets a bad injury.

Witnessing some of the biggest hits in all of world sport, it’s no surprise that NFL teams are having to spend millions on side-lined superstars. But how much are these injuries costing each side? And which team has the most injuries.

A new report from The Compensation Experts, a leading UK personal compensation company, reveals which NFL team has lost the most money through injuries over the last few seasons. By analyzing injury data from 2019, 2020, and 2021 (so far), this report revealed the outrageous cost of injured players over the last few years with the 49ers, Cardinals, and Patriots, unfortunately, leading the way.

Below is a list of the injury costs for NFL teams over the last few years:

Rank NFL Team Injury Cost* Total No. of Injuries
1 San Francisco 49ers $80,711,027 95
2 Arizona Cardinals $72,887,027 73
3 New England Patriots $58,345,111 77
4 Washington Football Team $57,716,839 52
5 Dallas Cowboys $57,313,507 64
6 Tennessee Titans $53,958,910 79
7 Baltimore Ravens $48,596,273 92
8 Carolina Panthers $45,355,584 65
9 Denver Broncos $43,443,795 66
10 New York Jets $40,263,315 91
11 Los Angeles Rams $39,112,548 47
12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers $37,972,306 59
13 New York Giants $37,861,032 81
14 Houston Texans $37,294,463 62
15 Jacksonville Jaguars $37,143,918 63
16 Cleveland Browns $36,426,534 71
17 Detroit Lions $35,701,022 57
18 Cincinnati Bengals $33,892,242 54
19 Las Vegas Raiders $31,799,297 66
20 Kansas City Chiefs $31,285,797 44
21 Minnesota Vikings $28,874,478 44
22 New Orleans Saints $27,967,445 65
23 Seattle Seahawks $27,628,090 53
24 Chicago Bears $27,332,665 54
25 Miami Dolphins $27,077,935 44
26 Los Angeles Chargers $26,532,203 33
27 Indianapolis Colts $25,706,615 66
28 Atlanta Falcons $25,008,376 44
29 Pittsburgh Steelers $20,981,885 50
30 Green Bay Packers $20,906,216 46
31 Philadelphia Eagles $15,738,166 52
32 Buffalo Bills $11,653,083 32

*Total cost over 2019, 2020, and 2021, so far.

Analyzing the data, it’s the San Francisco 49ers who have forked out the most for injured players. Not only did they have to pay around $80m for all their side-lined stars, but they also had to put up with the most injures (95).

However, evidently, the number of injures doesn’t equate to cost, with the Baltimore Ravens dealing with 92 injures with a significantly lower cost of $48m. Whether they are luckier or just have better rehabilitation, it’s only the Eagles and Bills that sit below the $20m brackets. However, whilst monetary figures are lower for the Eagles, they still racked up 52 injuries, the same as 4th place, Washington Football Team.

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Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige