Top 10 Salaries in the NFL as Published in the USA Today

USA Today has Published the top salaries in the National Football League, and some of the names, as a matter a fact, MOST of the names, should surprise you.  Topping the list overall is a HUGE shock to me, as Pats DE Richard Seymour tops the list after making a whopping $24 million in 2006.

Saints QB Drew Brees is 2nd, and his 2006 season earned that.  3rd is Vikings OL Bryant McKinnie, the mammoth 6-foot-8, 343 pounder.  4th is another Vikings OL, Steve Hutchinson, who got a monster deal and took a lot of heat from moving from the Hawks to the Vikings last season.

Jeff Backus is 5th, making an unreal $16.2 million last year.  Totally overpaid in my opinion.  Two top QB’s are next – Carson Palmer and Tom Brady, which is not much of a shock.  John Abraham is next at $15.5 million of the Falcons, with two offensive players at 9 & 10, Shaun Alexander of the Hawks and Reggie Wayne of the Colts rounding out the top 10 in the league.

1       Seymour, Richard       $ 24,691,160          New England Patriots
2      Brees, Drew                  $ 22,000,000        New Orleans Saints
3      McKinnie, Bryant        $ 17,500,000        Minnesota Vikings
4      Hutchinson, Steve       $ 16,588,080        Minnesota Vikings
5      Backus, Jeff                  $ 16,252,310        Detroit Lions
6      Brady, Tom                  $ 16,004,840        New England Patriots
7      Palmer, Carson            $ 15,750,000        Cincinnati Bengals
8      Abraham, John            $ 15,503,300        Atlanta Falcons
9      Alexander, Shaun        $ 15,125,000        Seattle Seahawks
10      Wayne, Reggie           $ 15,100,440        Indianapolis Colts

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One Response to “Top 10 Salaries in the NFL as Published in the USA Today”

  1. David L. says:

    I watch football every weekend during the season, not big paper reader though, and I don’t even know 4 of those guys, SHAME.
    Shawn White- 10 mil, Phil Mickelson- 47 mil!, Gisele Bundchen- 25 mil, Tiger Woods- 110 mil, Jennifer Aniston- 27 mil, Beyonce- 80 mil,
    Will Farrell- 31 mil! Rush Limbaugh- 38 mil, and of course Oprah- 223 mil. Its good to be King! But according to Parade magazine guess who the big winner is, wait for it, Barbie! yes thats right, the 50 year old doll last year made, hold your breath! 3.3 billion, WOW.