Highest Paid NFL Players at Every Position, Per Year

Highest Paid NFL Players at Every Position, Per Year

A lot of NFL stars managed to score big contracts in 2022, and it is time to check out the list of the Highest Paid NFL Players at every position, per year.

Highest Paid NFL Players: Quarterback

Let’s start the list of Highest Paid NFL Players with the quarterbacks:

  • 1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: $50.2 mill. ($150.6 mill. contract)
  • 2. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals: $46.1 mill. ($160 mill. contract)
  • 3. Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns: $46 mill. ($230 mill. contract)

Highest Paid NFL Players: Running Back

Now we can continue the Highest Paid NFL Players list with the running backs:

  • 1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers: $17.2 mill. ($36.3 mill. contract)
  • 2. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys: $16 mill. ($50.05 mill. contract)
  • 3. Alvin Kamara (NO), $12.7 mill. ($34.3 mill. contract)

Highest Paid NFL Players: Wide Receiver

Now in this list of the Highest Paid NFL Players, the wide receivers:

  • 1. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams: $26.7 mill. ($75 mill. contract)
  • 2. Stefon Diggs Buffalo Bills: $26.2 mill. ($70 mill. contract)
  • 3. Tyreek Hill Miami Dolphins: $25 mill. ($72.2 mill. contract)

Cooper Kupp is #2 on our list of the NFL Top 10 wide receivers.

Highest Paid NFL Players: Tight end

Let’s continue this list of the Highest Paid NFL Players with the tight ends:

  • 1. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers: $15.3 mill. ($40 mill. contract)
  • 2. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens: $15.06 mill. ($37.6 mill. contract)
  • 3. Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles: $14.2 mill. ($34.8 mill. contract)

Offensive line

Now the offensive line:

  • 1. David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers: $23.5 mill.
  • 2. Laremy Tunsil, Houston Texans: $22 mill.
  • 3. Ronnie Stanley, Baltimore Ravens: $21.2 mill. (Contract $64.1 mill.)

Cornerbacks

Let’s continue with the cornerbacks:

  • 1. Jaire Alexander, Green Bay Packers: $21.7 mill.
  • 2. Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Chargers: $20.6 mill. (Contract $71.2 mill.)
  • 3. Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns: $20.2 mill. (Contract $71.25 mill.)

Edge rusher

Now the edge rushers:

  • 1. T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers: $30.5 mill.
  • 2. Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers: $29.2 mill. ($102 mill. contract)
  • 3. Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns: $26.7 mill. ($100 mill. contract)

Defensive tackle

Let’s continue this list with the defensive tackles:

  • 1. Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams: $31.6 mill. (contract $60 mill.)
  • 2. DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis Colts: $21.2 mill. (contract $56.3 mill.)
  • 3. Jonathan Allen, Washington Commanders: $18.5 mill.

Aaron Donald is #3 on our list of the Best 30 NFL Players Over 30.

Off-ball linebacker

Next are the off-ball linebackers:

  • 1. Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers: $19.5 mill. (contract $40.5 mill.)
  • 2. Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts: $18.7 mill. (contract $52.5 mill.)
  • 3. C.J. Mosley, New York Jets: $17 mill. (contract $51 mill.)

Safety

Now the safety position:

  • 1. Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Steelers: $18.4 mill. (contract $36 mill.)
  • 2. Jamal Adams, Seattle Seahawks: $17.6 mill. (contract $36 mill.)
  • 3. Justin Simmons, Denver Broncos: $15.5 mill.

Kicker

Let’s now continue with the kickers:

  • 1. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens: $5.4 mill. (contract $12.5 mill.)
  • 2. Younghoe Koo, Atlanta Falcons: $5.1 mill. (contract $11.5 mill.)
  • 3. Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas Raiders: $4.6 mill. (contract $11.1 mill.)

Long-snapper

Now we have the long-snappers:

  • 1. Josh Harris, Los Angeles Chargers: $1.4 mill.
  • 2. Luke Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts: $1.21 mill.
  • 3. Zach Wood, New Orleans Saints: $1.20 mill.

Punters

It’s time to check out the best-paid punters in the league:

  • 1. Michael Dickson, Seattle Seahawks: $3.9 mill.
  • 2. Tress Way, Washington Commanders: $3.3 mill.
  • 3. Logan Cooke, Jacksonville Jaguars: $3.02 mill.

Thank you for checking our list of the Highest Paid NFL Players, best of luck with your NFL Week 1 betting action!

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