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Who is the highest paid player in the NFL?

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The structure of NFL salaries can make any player seem to be making more than any other player, but the averages are not always the net they receive (because of salary cap considerations) or are guaranteed (they can receive more or less). The top 20 players are all in the $16-20 million dollar range for their current contracts.

Joe Flacco of the Ravens has the highest guaranteed salary: $51 million for the first 2 years. But other QBs may make more in any given year.

The highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL for 2014 are:

Aaron Rodgers ($110 million over 5 years)

Colin Kaepernick ($13 million guaranteed but up to $126 million over 6 years)

Jay Cutler ($126 million over 7 years, guaranteed $54 million over 3 years)

Tony Romo ($13.5 million, $108 million over 6 years)

Matt Ryan ($104 million, guaranteed $63 million over 3 years)

Joe Flacco* ($20.1 million, $120.6 million over 6 years)

Drew Brees ($ 20 million, guaranteed $60 million up to $100 million over 5 years)

Peyton Manning ($15 million guaranteed, $100 million over 5 years)

Matthew Stafford (3 years $53 million)

Eli Manning (6 years, $98 million)

WR Larry Fitzgerald (7 years, $113 million)

WR Calvin Johnson (7 years, $113 million)

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-The highest paid NFL players as of 2011 were:

Peyton Manning who is paid $23 million dollars a year.

The rest is in order are as follows:

  • Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons, $43.8 million over 5 years
  • Sam Bradford Quarterback for the St. Louis Rams: $18.4 million dollars a year
  • Tom Brady Quarterback for the New England Patriots: $18 million dollars a year
  • Michael Vick Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles: $15.9 million dollars a year
  • Richard Seymour Defensive End/Defensive Tackle: $15 million dollars a year
  • Elvis Dumervil Defensive End/Outside Linebacker: $14 million dollars a year
  • Mark Sanchez Quarterback for the New York Jets: $13.5 million dollars a year
  • Gerald McCoy Defensive Tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $12.8 million dollars a year
  • Haloti Ngata Defensive Tackle for the Baltimore Ravens: $12.5 million dollars a year
  • Paul Soliai Defensive Tackle for the Miami Dolphins: $12.4 million dollars a

Note that because of salary cap manipulations, an individual's salary in a particular year may be much higher or lower. For example, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was paid over $27 million in 2008. Payton manning

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