Top 100 Highest Paid NFL Players

Here is our running list of the Top 100 Highest Paid NFL Players. We are using average annual salary for this list, as opposed to the total value or total guarantees in each contract. 

The average annual salary figures below were provided by OverTheCap.com.

We will be posting updates to this list in the coming months as players sign new contracts so be sure to check back for the latest rankings.

Top 100 Highest Paid NFL Players

Rank Player Pos. Team Average Salary
1 Patrick Mahomes QB KC $45,000,000
2 Josh Allen QB BUF $43,000,000
3 Dak Prescott QB DAL $40,000,000
4 Deshaun Watson QB HOU $39,000,000
5 Russell Wilson QB SEA $35,000,000
6 Jared Goff QB DET $33,500,000
6 Aaron Rodgers QB GB $33,500,000
8 Kirk Cousins QB MIN $33,000,000
9 Carson Wentz QB IND $32,000,000
10 Matt Ryan QB ATL $30,000,000
 
11 Ryan Tannehill QB Titans $29,500,000
12 T.J. Watt EDGE Steelers $28,002,750
13 Jimmy Garoppolo QB 49ers $27,500,000
14 DeAndre Hopkins WR Cardinals $27,250,000
15 Joey Bosa EDGE Chargers $27,000,000
15 Matt Stafford QB Rams $27,000,000
17 Derek Carr QB Raiders $25,005,000
18 Tom Brady QB Buccaneers $25,000,000
18 Myles Garrett EDGE Browns $25,000,000
20 Khalil Mack EDGE Bears $23,500,000
21 Trent Williams LT 49ers $23,010,000
22 David Bakhtiari LT Packers $23,000,000
23 Aaron Donald IDL Rams $22,500,000
24 Julio Jones WR Titans $22,000,000
24 Laremy Tunsil LT Texans $22,000,000
26 DeForest Buckner IDL Colts $21,000,000
26 Demarcus Lawrence EDGE Cowboys $21,000,000
26 Leonard Williams IDL Giants $21,000,000
 
28 Frank Clark EDGE Chiefs $20,800,000
29 Keenan Allen WR Chargers $20,025,000
30 Jalen Ramsey CB Rams $20,000,000
30 Amari Cooper WR Cowboys $20,000,000
30 Chris Jones DL Chiefs $20,000,000
33 Ronnie Stanley LT Ravens $19,750,000
34 Darius Leonard LB Colts $19,700,000
35 Marlon Humphrey CB Ravens $19,500,000
36 Michael Thomas WR Saints $19,250,000
37 Ryan Ramczyk RT Saints $19,200,000
38 Von Miller EDGE Broncos $19,083,333
39 Fred Warner LB 49ers $19,045,000
40 Brian O’Neill RT Vikings $18,500,000
 
29 Frank Clark EDGE Chiefs $20,800,000
30 Keenan Allen WR Chargers $20,025,000
31 Amari Cooper WR Cowboys $20,000,000
31 Jalen Ramsey CB Rams $20,000,000
31 Chris Jones IDL Chiefs $20,000,000
34 Ronnie Stanley LT Ravens $19,750,000
35 Darius Leonard LB Colts $19,700,000
36 Marlon Humphrey CB Ravens $19,500,000
37 Marshon Lattimore CB Saints $19,400,000
38 Michael Thomas WR Saints $19,250,000
39 Ryan Ramczyk RT Saints $19,200,000
40 Von Miller EDGE Rams $19,083,333
41 Fred Warner LB 49ers $19,045,000
42 Brian O’Neill RT Vikings $18,500,000
43 Brandon Scherff RG Washington $18,036,000
44 Kolton Miller LT Raiders $18,005,000
45 Bobby Wagner LB Seahawks $18,000,000
45 Lane Johnson RT Eagles $18,000,000
45 Kenny Golladay WR Giants $18,000,000
45 Tyreek Hill WR Chiefs $18,000,000
45 Jonathan Allen IDL Washington $18,000,000
45 Trey Flowers EDGE Lions $18,000,000
 
51 Allen Robinson WR Bears $17,980,000
52 Jamal Adams S Seahawks $17,500,000
52 Cameron Jordan EDGE Saints $17,500,000
52 Kenny Clark IDL Packers $17,500,000
52 Braden Smith RT Colts $17,500,000
56 Tyler Lockett WR Seahawks $17,250,000
56 Tre’Davious White CB Bills $17,250,000
58 Fletcher Cox IDL Eagles $17,100,000
59 Grady Jarrett IDL Falcons $17,000,000
59 C.J. Mosley LB Jets $17,000,000
59 Shaquil Barrett EDGE Buccaneers $17,000,000
59 Arik Armstead EDGE 49ers $17,000,000
59 Garett Bolles LT Broncos $17,000,000
59 Taylor Moton RT Panthers $17,000,000
65 Darius Slay CB Eagles $16,683,333
66 Byron Jones CB Dolphins $16,500,000
66 Bud Dupree EDGE Titans $16,500,000
66 Za’Darius Smith EDGE Packers $16,500,000
66 Mike Evans WR Buccaneers $16,500,000
66 Chandler Jones EDGE Cardinals $16,500,000
 
71 Cameron Heyward IDL Steelers $16,400,000
72 Robert Woods WR Rams $16,250,000
73 Adam Thielen WR Vikings $16,200,000
73 Brandin Cooks WR Texans $16,200,000
75 Christian McCaffrey RB Panthers $16,015,853
76 Joe Thuney LG Chiefs $16,000,000
76 Taylor Lewan LT Titans $16,000,000
76 Leonard Floyd EDGE Rams $16,000,000
76 Harrison Smith S Vikings $16,000,000
76 Joel Bitonio LG Browns $16,000,000
76 Jordan Mailata LT Eagles $16,000,000
82 Chris Godwin WR Buccaneers $15,983,000
83 Cooper Kupp WR Rams $15,750,000
84 Donovan Smith LT Buccaneers $15,500,000
85 Justin Simmons S Broncos $15,250,000
 
86 Jarvis Landry WR Browns $15,100,000
87 Xavien Howard CB Dolphins $15,050,000
88 George Kittle TE 49ers $15,000,000
88 Trey Hendrickson EDGE Bengals $15,000,000
88 Carl Lawson EDGE Jets $15,000,000
88 Alvin Kamara RB Saints $15,000,000
88 Ezekiel Elliott RB Cowboys $15,000,000
93 Taylor Decker LT Lions $14,912,500
94 Budda Baker S Cardinals $14,750,000
94 D.J. Humphries LT Cardinals $14,750,000
94 Robby Anderson WR Panthers $14,750,000
97 Eddie Jackson S Bears $14,600,000
98 Dion Dawkins LT Bills $14,575,000
99 Zach Cunningham LB Texans $14,500,000
99 Davante Adams WR Packers $14,500,000
99 Jake Matthews LT Falcons $14,500,000
99 James Bradberry CB Giants $14,500,000
103 Danielle Hunter EDGE Vikings $14,400,000
103 Stefon Diggs WR Bills $14,400,000
 
 

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