I had no reason to doubt your numbers D, but i did want to check it out.
You didn't say how you calculated it but i used their 22 Cap Hit.
For our top 13, which includes Taylor, Kwity, and Pittman at the bottom,
my totals are $118M from a salary cap of 208.2 M. This is 57% of the cap.
I'm pretty sure this is well within the NFL average.
Most teams have about 6 players making more than $10M, then 4-5 making 5-9 M, then a some making 2-4. Then a lot of $1M ish to fill the roster.
I know. I wanted to highlight our top 10 players...who they were...and also to lift out Ryan and Leonard for accounting for 23% of the cap. And that's not meant as a knock on Leonard, but when that much cap is sitting on the bench...it contributes to a 4-12-1 season. That cap allocation had no impact this year.
Also, most of the players that the fans are excited about, JT, PItt, Pierce, Paye, Rogers...can't think of many more....are way down the list. The Colts seem to not be getting the needed impact from their top 10.