A comparison of the Chargers and Bears in terms of payroll and players paid:

AJ Smith! He’s arrogant, stubborn, and a bad shopper!

He spends money on players….big money…he just picks the wrong players to spend the money on!

Let’s look at what we bought this season and contrast that with the four teams still playing for a ring shall we:

QB: We spent around $28 million on 2 QBs this season. Rivers was worth his money, ($26 mil) but other positions suffered. It’s like we said…we can pay you PR, but not a left tackle to protect you and your top WR to throw it to as well. Hell…that is what we said!

Chicago spent $25 million on 3 QBs,
Jets spent around $5 million for 3.
Green Bay spent around $10 million on it’s QBs.
Pitt is carrying 4 QBs and spent $11 million for them all.

RB: Our top rusher (Tolbert) was paid about $400,000…same thing we paid Hester who sucks. Then we paid another $7 million to Sproles and around $5 million to our rookie to fumble away our season. OK around $14 mil for the position. Give around $3-$4 mil of Sproles’ money to Tolbert and let Sproles go. We should let Hester walk, but if he plays for the league minimum…OK. Then get one other veteran.

Chicago spent about $7 mil.
Jets spent around $10 mil on the position.
GB spent around $7 mil.
Pitt spent around $8 mil.

WR/TE: We spent around $15 mil on this unit…which I think was a bargain when it was all said and done. We should pay VJ his money with some of what we save next season on Rivers.

Chicago spent around $9 mil.
Jets spent around $12 mil.
GB spent around $27 mil on this unit. (seems like they said we got a top QB…let’s spend some money on his targets)
Pitt spent around $21 mil.

O-Line: We spent around $13 mil on this unit. We might want to spend on this unit next season and get a real right tackle.

Chicago spent around $21 mil.
Jets spent around $10 mil.
GB spent around $12 mil.
Pitt spent around $10 mil.

D-Line: We spent around $11 mil on this unit. (great value) We should probably go spend some money on this unit, but we are getting great value.

Chicago spent around $31 mil, thanks to Peppers.
Jets spent around $27 mil.
GB spent around $12 mil.
Pitt spent around $15 mil.

LBs: We spent around $17 mil on this unit. We need a boost here. We should go get us a star for the inside.

Chicago spent around $18 mil.
Jets spent around $27 mil.
GB spent around $17 mil.
Pitt spent around $20 mil.

Secondary: We spent around $12 mil for this unit. This is where we need some major help. If we can put some money into this unit and land a star (Namdi or somebody) we could make noise next year.

Chicago spent around $11 mil.
Jets spent around $14 mil.
GB spent around $18 mil.
Pitt spent around $20 mil.

Special teams: We spent around $3 mil on this unit.

Chicago spent around $5 mil.
Jets spent around $1 mil.
GB spent around $1 mil.
Pitt spent around $3 mil.

So it looks like we spend money on par with any other team. We just got very little bang for our bucks with many players.