Highest paid positions in the NFL

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  1. Pantone282C

    Pantone282C Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    While trying to wrap my mind around the mind boggling contracts of NFL QBs, I found an interesting list of the highest paid NFL player positions. From the NFL site:

    Non-Exclusive
    POS: Franchise Tag Transition Tag

    QB: $24.865 M $22.783 M

    WR: $16.787 M $14.794 M

    DE: $17.128 M $14.360 M

    CB: $16.022 M $13.703 M

    LB: $15.443 M $13.222 M

    OL: $14.067 M $12.866 M

    DT: $15.209 M $12.378 M

    S: $11.15 M $9.531 M

    RB: $11.214 M $9.099 M

    TE: $10.387 M $8.815 M

    K/P: $4.971 M $4.537 M

    Exclusive franchise tag: A player who receives the exclusive franchise tag cannot negotiate with other teams.
    The player receives a one-year deal for the greater of:
    (a) the average of the five-largest salaries at his position at the conclusion of the restricted free agent signing period of the current league year
    OR
    (b) the amount of the non-exclusive franchise tag.
    Last player to receive an exclusive franchise tag: Le'Veon Bell (with the Steelers in 2018).

    Transition tag: A player who receives the transition tag is free to negotiate with other teams.
    The player receives a one-year deal for the greater of:
    (a) the cap percentage average of the top 10 greatest prior-year salaries at the player's position
    OR
    (b) 120 percent of his own prior-year salary.
    Should such a player sign an offer sheet with a new team, his former team has five days to match the offer sheet.
    However, should his former team decide not to match, there is no draft-pick compensation tied to the transition tag.

    Last player to receive transition tag: Kyle Fuller (with the Bears in 2018).
     
  2. ItzKelz

    ItzKelz Well-Known Member

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    In 5 years there will be an increase in every position of about 5 - 10 mil.
     
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  3. Pantone282C

    Pantone282C Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Cost of living vs. collective bargaining agreements? :muttley:
     
  4. Techsass

    Techsass Well-Known Member

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    How many RBs are getting paid over $10m? Just curious since the QB rate is now over $30m.
     
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  5. Pantone282C

    Pantone282C Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Average yearly salaries of the top 5 RBs:

    1 Todd Gurley $14,375,000
    2 Le'Veon Bell $13,125,000
    3 David Johnson $13,000,000
    4 Devonta Freeman $8,250,000
    5 LeSean McCoy $8,000,000
     
  6. Pantone282C

    Pantone282C Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    10 Ezekiel Elliott $6,239,085
     
  7. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

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    boy you'd THINK LT would be higher
     
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  8. StarOfGlory

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    I’d like to see LT salary broken out from the o-line—I’m willing to bet as a group LT is number two or three.
     
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  9. Bullflop

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    Probably a lot closer to ten million bucks than five. They've been increasing at close to 2 mil annually for a while now. ;)
     
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  10. daboyzruleperiod

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    It's literally out of hand pertaining to these so called professional athletes. They should get paid on their performance and not just drop a ton of money on their lap as soon as they shake hands at the draft.

    How many times have we seen players perform at their highest level only to be a disgrace after receiving a huge contact.
     
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  12. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The OL Franchise Tag is based on the top 5
    OL salaries.

    The highest average is Trent Brown at 16.5M AAV.
     
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  13. Pantone282C

    Pantone282C Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Thought TFred would be pulling down more.
     
  14. Pantone282C

    Pantone282C Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, Tyron Smith gets about $12M AAV but only $22M practical guaranteed of $97M!
    Safeties, RBs, and TEs get the least money on average but better than kickers.
     
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  15. StarOfGlory

    StarOfGlory Well-Known Member

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    Jason Peters is 37? This has to just about be his last year.
     
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  16. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    The only way what you are talking about would work is if every contract were only for one year with the player being able to leave as a free agent after every season. You can’t lock a player in for multiple years without locking into a price.
     
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  17. beware_d-ware

    beware_d-ware Well-Known Member

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    The Eagles just drafted Andre Dillard, who some thought might be the best LT in the class. Unfortunately, they're fine.
     
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  18. Cowboysheelsreds053

    Cowboysheelsreds053 Well-Known Member

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    Bell and Gurley for sure.
     
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  19. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    RB (third from last) made my eyes bug out like Irvin at a free buffet.
     
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  20. Pantone282C

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    Despite the AAV of each position on Sportrac showing that
    Here it is: LT wins the prize.

    Taylor Lewan (2018-2023) LT TEN $16,000,000
    Nate Solder (2018-2021) LT NYG $15,500,000
    Jake Matthews (2018-2023) LT ATL $14,500,000
    Joe Staley (2019-2021) LT SF $14,000,000
    Donovan Smith (2019-2021) LT TB $13,750,000
    Trent Williams (2015-2020) LT WAS $13,600,000
    Russell Okung (2017-2020) LT LAC $13,250,000
    Terron Armstead (2016-2021) LT NO $13,000,000
    Tyron Smith (2016-2023) LT DAL $12,200,000

    Average $13,369,668

    Trenton Brown (2019-2022) RT OAK $16,500,000
    Ja'Wuan James (2019-2022) RT DEN $12,750,000
    Mitchell Schwartz (2019-2021) RT KC $11,255,000
    Lane Johnson (2016-2021) RT PHI $11,252,000
    Ricky Wagner (2017-2021) RT DET $9,500,000

    Average $7,042,879

    Zack Martin (2018-2024) G DAL $14,000,000
    Andrew Norwell (2018-2022) G JAC $13,300,000
    Cordy Glenn (2016-2020) G CIN now w/BUF $12,000,000
    Kelechi Osemele (2016-2020) G NYJ now w/OAK $11,700,000
    Trai Turner (2017-2021) G CAR $11,250,000

    Average $3,212,324

    Travis Frederick (2016-2023) C DAL $9,400,010
    Brandon Linder (2017-2022) C JAC $10,340,600
    Weston Richburg (2018-2022) C SF $9,500,000
    Alex Mack (2016-2020) C ATL $9,000,000
    Rodney Hudson (2015-2019) C OAK $8,900,000
    Mitch Morse (2019-2022) C BUF $11,125,000
    Ryan Jensen (2018-2021) C TB $10,500,000

    Average $3,330,281
     
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