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. Dak Prescott QB DAL $40,000,000
3. Deshaun Watson QB HOU $39,000,000
4. Russell Wilson QB SEA $35,000,000
5. Jared Goff QB DET $33,500,000
5. Aaron Rodgers QB GB $33,500,000
7. Kirk Cousins QB MIN $33,000,000
8. Carson Wentz QB IND $32,000,000
9. Matt Ryan QB ATL $30,000,000
10. Ryan Tannehill QB TEN $29,500,000
 
 
11. Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF $27,500,000
12. DeAndre Hopkins WR ARI $27,250,000
13. Joey Bosa EDGE LAC $27,000,000
13. Matt Stafford QB LAR $27,000,000
15. Derek Carr QB LV $25,005,000
16. Myles Garrett EDGE CLE $25,000,000
16. Tom Brady QB TB $25,000,000
18. Khalil Mack EDGE CHI $23,500,000
19. Trent Williams OT SF $23,010,000
20. David Bakhtiari OT GB $23,000,000
21. Aaron Donald DL LAR $22,500,000
22. Laremy Tunsil OT HOU $22,000,000
22. Julio Jones WR TEN $22,000,000
24. Demarcus Lawrence EDGE DAL $21,000,000
24. DeForest Buckner DL IND $21,000,000
24. Leonard Williams DL NYG $21,000,000
 
 
27. Frank Clark EDGE KC $20,800,000
28. Keenan Allen WR LAC $20,025,000
29. Amari Cooper WR DAL $20,000,000
29. Chris Jones DL KC $20,000,000
29. Jalen Ramsey CB LAR $20,000,000
32. Ronnie Stanley OT BAL $19,750,000
33. Marlon Humphrey CB BAL $19,500,000
34. Michael Thomas WR NO $19,250,000
35. Ryan Ramczyk OT NO $19,200,000
36. Von Miller EDGE DEN $19,083,333
37. Brandon Scherff G WAS $18,036,000
38. Kolton Miller OT LV $18,005,000
39. Odell Beckham Jr. WR CLE $18,000,000
39. Trey Flowers EDGE DET $18,000,000
39. Tyreek Hill WR KC $18,000,000
39. Kenny Golladay WR NYG $18,000,000
39. Lane Johnson OT PHI $18,000,000
39. Bobby Wagner LB SEA $18,000,000
 
45. Allen Robinson WR CHI $17,980,000
46. Kenny Clark DL GB $17,500,000
46. Cameron Jordan EDGE NO $17,500,000
48. Tre’Davious White CB BUF $17,250,000
48. Tyler Lockett WR SEA $17,250,000
50. Fletcher Cox DL PHI $17,100,000
51. Grady Jarrett DL ATL $17,000,000
51. Garett Bolles OT DEN $17,000,000
51. C.J. Mosley LB NYJ $17,000,000
51. Arik Armstead EDGE SF $17,000,000
51. Shaquil Barrett EDGE TB $17,000,000
56. Darius Slay CB PHI $16,683,333
57. Chandler Jones EDGE ARI $16,500,000
57. Za’Darius Smith EDGE GB $16,500,000
57. Byron Jones CB MIA $16,500,000
57. Mike Evans WR TB $16,500,000
57. Bud Dupree EDGE TEN $16,500,000
 
62. Cameron Heyward DL PIT $16,400,000
63. Robert Woods WR LAR $16,250,000
64. Brandin Cooks WR HOU $16,200,000
64. Adam Thielen WR MIN $16,200,000
66. Christian McCaffrey RB CAR $16,015,853
67. Joe Thuney G KC $16,000,000
67. Leonard Floyd EDGE LAR $16,000,000
67. Taylor Lewan OT TEN $16,000,000
70. Chris Godwin WR TB $15,983,000
71. Cooper Kupp WR LAR $15,750,000
72. Donovan Smith OT TB $15,500,000
73. Justin Simmons S DEN $15,250,000
74. Jarvis Landry WR CLE $15,100,000
75. Xavien Howard CB MIA $15,050,000
76. Trey Hendrickson EDGE CIN $15,000,000
76. Ezekiel Elliott RB DAL $15,000,000
76. Alvin Kamara RB NO $15,000,000
76. Carl Lawson EDGE NYJ $15,000,000
76. George Kittle TE SF $15,000,000
 
81. Taylor Decker OT DET $14,912,500
82. D.J. Humphries OT ARI $14,750,000
82. Budda Baker S ARI $14,750,000
84. Eddie Jackson S CHI $14,600,000
85. Dion Dawkins OT BUF $14,575,000
86. Jake Matthews OT ATL $14,500,000
86. Davante Adams WR GB $14,500,000
86. Zach Cunningham LB HOU $14,500,000
86. James Bradberry CB NYG $14,500,000
90. Stefon Diggs WR BUF $14,400,000
90. Danielle Hunter EDGE MIN $14,400,000
92. Travis Kelce TE KC $14,312,500
93. Deion Jones LB ATL $14,250,000
93. Myles Jack LB JAX $14,250,000
95. Kevin Byard S TEN $14,100,000
96. Brandon Brooks G PHI $14,050,000
97. J.J. Watt DL ARI $14,000,000
97. Marcus Peters CB BAL $14,000,000
97. Robert Quinn EDGE CHI $14,000,000
97. Trae Waynes CB CIN $14,000,000
97. Jack Conklin OT CLE $14,000,000
97. Zack Martin G DAL $14,000,000
97. Tyrann Mathieu S KC $14,000,000
97. Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT $14,000,000
97. Landon Collins S WAS $14,000,000
 
Here’s a breakdown of which teams have the most Top 100 Highest Paid NFL players: 
 
Team Total
KC 7
LAR 6
ARI 5
DAL 5
GB 5
TB 5
TEN 5
ATL 4
CHI 4
CLE 4
HOU 4
PHI 4
SF 4
BAL 3
BUF 3
DEN 3
 
 
DET 3
MIN 3
NO 4
NYG 3
SEA 3
CIN 2
IND 2
LAC 2
LV 2
MIA 2
NYJ 2
PIT 2
WAS 2
CAR 1
JAX 1
NE 0
 

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