The 20 Highest Paid NFL Players for 2015

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Russell Wilson just recently agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $87.6 million dollars. Where does he stack up in terms of NFL’s elite paid people? In the NFL, “highest-paid players” are more difficult to determine because of the non-fully guaranteed nature of contracts, but based on average annual salaries here are the top 20. You might be surprised because the highest NFL players aren’t necessarily the best.

Some Fun Payroll Facts:
– total 2015 payroll for these players will amount to $371,591,381 dollars
– total guaranteed amount for all these contracts amount to $919,231,000 dollars
– total value of all contracts combined are $1,984,305,425 dollars
– total number of years worth of contracts – 108 years

20 – tie. Andy Dalton, QB – Cincinnati Bengals – $16,000,000

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David Richard/Associated PressSix years, $96,000,000 total with $17,000,000 guaranteed

20 – tie. Mario Williams, DE – Buffalo Bills – $16,000,000

Ric Tapia/NFLSix years, $96,000,000 total with $31,400,000 guaranteed