This is my official entry into the Tableau Public Elite 8 Viz Makeover Contest. The objective of the contest was to take an existing interactive visualization and make it better using the new features available in Tableau's latest release, version 8.0. Flip between the tabs at the top to see the makeover - enjoy!
The NFL payrolls per win, salaries per win, cost per win – however you think about it – is a simple calculation to determine how efficient each of the 32 NFL GM’s are at getting the best bang for their buck. This is the last season that these numbers will be particularly interesting because next year, all teams will be required to spend at least 90% of the salary cap (which will prevent outliers like the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs from spending much less than the NFL average).
NFL salaries and cap space are not always straightforward calculations as teams can manipulate these, and in some cases, are paying for former GMs, etc. I have trusted USA Today, the NFL, and salary cap space vs. salary calculations to provide the most reasonable NFL cost per win numbers as possible.
This year, we have made the NFL payrolls per win data fully interactive. To use (1) Select a season from 2008-2012 at the top and (2) Click a team name once to see five year trends and their performance to NFL benchmarks.
USA Today recently released a NCAA college football cost per win analysis that revealed that the University of Kansas, under head coach Charlie Weis, was the most cost inefficient school in the country this year. I really enjoyed this particular cost per win analysis because college football is home to possibly the widest gap between haves and have-nots in American sports. Visualizing the data helped many more stories emerge. Take a look and filter by conference for yourself! Note that USA Today did not release a comprehensive list of coaches pay, so this visualization includes 104 schools....