The 10 Highest Paid NFL Players

The 10 Highest Paid NFL Players

BRENNEN CREER


As a kid I always dreamed of playing in the NFL. I wanted to play under the lights, be famous and of course make the big bucks. I had the Brett Favre, Dan Marino and Payton Manning jerseys. I dressed up as them for Halloween. It was the whole 9 yards.

Even though my favorite players all seemed to be QB's, I grew up playing receiver and DB. Little did I know that if I actually were to fulfill my dream to become an NFL player, I was playing the wrong position in school - but dressing up as the right one on Halloween night. 

After extensive research on NFL salaries i've come to one conclusion: if you want to make the big bucks, you should probably play quarterback. 8 of the top 10 slots for the highest paid NFL players were taken by QB's, therefore arguably making them the most important players out of the 22 positions on the field. 

If there's one thing i've learned about sports it's that the numbers don't lie. These numbers don't lie, they get paid.

Here's a list of the 2017 top 10 highest salaries in the NFL:

10. Ryan Tannehill

 

Team:  Miami Dolphins

Position:  QB

Salary: $20,300,000

9.  Aaron Rogers

 

Team:  Green Bay Packers

Position:  QB

Salary: $20,300,000

8.  Von Miller

 

Team:  Denver Broncos

Position:  OLB

Salary: $20,400,000

7.  Matthew Stafford

 

Team:  Detroit Lions

Position:  QB

Salary:  $22,000,000

6.  Justin Houston

 

Team:  Kansas City Chiefs

Position:  LB

Salary:  $22,100,000

5.  Matt Ryan

 

Team:  Atlanta Falcons

Position:  QB

Salary:  $23,750,000

4.  Kirk Cousins

 

Team:  Washington Redskins

Position:  QB

Salary:  $23,943,600

3.  Carson Palmer

 

Team:  Arizona Cardinals

Position:  QB

Salary:  $24,125,000

2.  Joe Flacco

 

Team:  Baltimore Ravens

Position:  QB

Salary:  $24,550,000

1.  Derek Carr

 

Team:  Oakland Raiders

Position:  QB

Salary: $25,000,000

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