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How much money does a nfl football player earn?

The median salary in the NFL in 2009 was roughly $770,000. In 2008 it was about $720,000. The Steelers have the highest median salary at $1.1 million, the Packers the lowest at $440,000. The Redskins have the highest payroll at $123 million. The Giants have the lowest at $76 million.

The average (arithmetic mean) NFL salary in 2006 was $1.4 million.

Source: http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/salaries/mediansalaries.aspx?year=2007

Given that the average length of a Gridiron player's career in NFL is 3 years, average Green Bay salary of $440,000 means that after tax they earn less than $1 million total career earnings hampered by the fact there is nowhere else to play as Leagues have folded.

League minimums for years 1994, 1995, 1996.

$108,000, $149,000, $196,000. No guaranteed contracts.

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Which NFL team is the most violent?

Oakland Raiders.

All NFL Teams are Violent , The NFC EAST division is the toughest division because all the teams in that divison Hate each other. The Dallas Cowboys,Washington redskins,Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants bang each other all season.

but some teams were so violent that they had nick names

Dallas Cowboys-Doomsday

Pittsburgh Steelers-Steel Curtain

Minnesota Vikings-Purple People Eaters

Washington Redskins-National Defense

Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears were so nasty that they didnt need a nickname

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What is the average salary of an NFL football player?

The median salary in the NFL in 2009 was roughly $770,000. In 2008 it was about $720,000. The Steelers have the highest median salary at $1.1 million, the Packers the lowest at $440,000. The Redskins have the highest payroll at $123 million. The Giants have the lowest at $76 million.

The average (arithmetic mean) NFL salary in 2006 was $1.4 million.

Source: http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/salaries/mediansalaries.aspx?year=2007

Given that the average length of a Gridiron player's career in NFL is 3 years, average Green Bay salary of $440,000 means that after tax they earn less than $1 million total career earnings hampered by the fact there is nowhere else to play as Leagues have folded.

League minimums for years 1994, 1995, 1996.

$108,000, $149,000, $196,000. No guaranteed contracts.

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How much do NFL players get paid for winning the Super Bowl?

Besides winning the famous Vince Lombardi Trophy, the winning team of the Super Bowl gets a serious cash bonus. Under the NFL's current agreement with the players, each player will get $92,000 for winning the Super Bowl. This agreement is for the 2014 Super Bowl. The losing team, received $46,000.

Keep in mind that this is the minimum bonus guaranteed by the NFL Players Association. Other star players and MVPs might have millions more written into their contracts.

Other information about Super Bowl bonuses:

  • Winners of the 2012 Super Bowl (XLVI) received $88,000 and the losers took home $44,000. The amount continues to grow.
  • Winners of the 2010 Super Bowl (XLIV) received $83,000 and losers took home $42,000. The amount has grown every year. In the first Super Bowl, the winners took home $15,000 and losers got $7,500.
  • For Super Bowl XLI, each Indianapolis Colts' player received $73,000 for winning the Super Bowl and each Chicago Bears' player received $38,000.
  • For Super Bowl XLII, the Giants share was $78,000 per player for winning the game and the Patriots share was $40,000 per player for losing.
  • According to NBC Sports Feb 5, 2005 Report: The winning team gets $68,000 and a ring and losing team gets $36,500.
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Who plays NFL football tonight?

Redskins and cowboys

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What is the highest scoring NFL game ever?

Highest Scoring NFL GameEver:

With a combined score of 113, the NFL game with the highest ever combined score was played in regular season between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants on November 27, 1966. The Redskins won 72-41.

Other high scoring games:

  • Highest scoring game (during playoffs): 96 points when the Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 51-45 on January 10, 2010.
  • Highest score by one team (during playoffs): 73 points when the Chicago Bears beat the Washington Redskins 73-0 on December 8, 1940.
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Albert Einstein

Who is the smartest guy in the NFL?

Either Ryan Fitzpatrick or Pat Mcinally. Fitzpatrick had a 1580 SAT and a 48 Wonderlick while PM had a 1570 SAT nad a 50 Wonderlick. Only players over 42 on Wonderlick. Both attended Harvard.

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What NFL team has injured the most Starting Quarterbacks?

New york giants

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Jolly Roger

Which two NFL teams feature logos based on the Jolly Roger?

Raiders and Buccaneers

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Who is the highest paid player in the NFL?

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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What Rookie NFL QB has thrown the most touchdown passes in one season and how many was it?

Peyton Manning of the 1998 Indianapolis Colts and Russell Wilson of the 2012 Seattle Seahawks with 26 TD passes.

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What years did Joe Theismann play for the Redskins?

Joe Theismann played for the Washington Redskins from 1974 to 1985.

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How many players are allowed on an NFL team?

There can be no more than 53 players on an active team roster.

There is also a stipulation that a team may only carry 45 players on its game day roster, so the team must decide each week on which 8 players will be inactive, or 7 if they carry a 3rd quarterback.

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What do the 8 stars mean on nfl logo?

The 8 AFC and NFC divisions

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How many seconds are in a football game?

5400

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Who ran the most rushing yards in the NFL?

2010: Arian Foster 1,616 yards

All time in a season: 1984 Eric Dickerson 2,105 yards

All time in a career: 1990-2004 Emmitt Smith 18,355 yards

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Who was a famous NFL player to wear 84?

Shannon Sharpe

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Show the formula for popularity index?

Take the number sold of a particular menu item, and divide it by the total number of menu items.

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What is the league minimum salary for the NFL?

As of the 2007 season, the minimum salary for a rookie is $285,000. The minimum salary increases according to the number of years the player has been in the league. The highest minimum salary is $820,000 for players who have been in the league 11 years or more.

The minimum salary structure for 2007 is as follows:

  • Rookies and first-year players $285,000
  • Second-year players $360,000
  • Third-year $435,000
  • Fourth-year $510,000
  • Fifth- through seventh-year $595,000
  • Eighth- through tenth-year $720,000
  • Eleventh-year and longer $820,000

For the 2012 season, minimum NFL base salaries are ...

1) Rookie - $390,000

2) 1 year - $465,000

3) 2 year - $540,000

4) 3 year - $615,000

5) 4-6 year - $700,000

6) 7-9 year - $825,000

7) 10+ year - $925,000

Since 2007, the base salary for each classification has gone up $105,000.
225000

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What NFL kicker has the most tackles in one season?

Kicker Shayne Graham holds the record for tackles by a kicker in a single season with 11 tackles for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2005. Statistics are only available since 1994. Arizona Cardinal Neil Rackers and New York Jet John Hall are tied for second with 8 tackles in 2008 and 1998, respectively.

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How do football players get their numbers?

It depends on what organization they're part of and what position they play. Little leagues or school leagues (including colleges) wear mixed numbers, but I've never seen specialty players (players who touch the ball) wear anything over 49. At my high school, coaches didn't care as long as you fit in the jersey. Traditionally in the NFL, the single digit and lower double digit numbers (10-19) numbers are used for Quarterbacks, Punters and Kickers. Running backs, Full backs, Safeties, and Defensive backs generally use the numbers 20-49. Linebackers always wear numbers 50-59. The offensive linemen wear numbers 60-79. Wide Receivers and Tight ends traditionally wore only the numbers 80-89, but more and more wide receivers today are wearing the lower double digit numbers as well (11-19), but there is one receiver I know that wears 23. (Devin Hester for the Chicago Bears). Lastly, the defensive linemen typically wear 90-99.

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What NFL player has played for the most NFL teams in one season?

Randy Moss. 3 teams in 5 weeks of the2010-2011 season

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Who was the first black quarterback to start in the NFL and what year?

First black quarterback to start in AFL: Marlin BriscoeFirst black quarterback to start in NFL: James Harris

The first black quarterback to start an AFL professional football game was Marlin Briscoe. Briscoe started a game for the Denver Broncos in the American Football League (AFL). This was a full 2 years before the league merged with the NFL.

James Harris was the first starting black quarterback in the NFL. He started 2 games for the Buffalo Bills in 1971, after the Bills entered the NFL.

Although the leagues merged their records books as part of the merger, to not make a distinction between the leagues in a matter is simply wrong. An analogy would be how Major League Baseball maintains records and refers to such events. Jackie Robinson was the first black player in the Major Leagues with NL Brooklyn Dodgers. However, Larry Doby broke the color barrier in the American League with the Cleveland Indians. Like Robinson and Doby, Briscoe's and Harris's milestones are separate events.

Marlin Briscoe played for the Denver Broncos as a rookie, he started 14 games with 1498 yrds and 14tds. The next season he was converted to wide receiver and was also part of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. He still holds many of the Broncos' rookie records. There is a film in production about his life.

Briscoe's book, the somewhat mis-titled "The First Black Quarterback: Marlin Briscoe's Journey to Break the Color Barrier and Start in the NFL" can be found at Amazon.com although they only have autographed copies listed. You can visit the links at the bottom of this answer to learn more about his life and the texts (books and movies) being developed about him.

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NFL players who wore jersey number 9?

Tony Romo

Mark Brunnell

Drew Brees

Carson Palmer

Steve McNair

Rodney Peete

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When does the NFL 2011 season finish?

The playoffs started on the 8th of January and were completed on February 5, 2012.

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