Peyton Manning signed a contract extension prior to the season making him the highest-paid player in the NFL.
But in the NFL, where a big-time quarterback means everything, paying a signal-caller a lot of money is not unusual.
But how does Manning’s salary compare to the highest-paid at other positions? Obviously he is making a lot more than any punter or place kicker. But what about linebackers and linemen?
Figures include 2011 salaries and any bonuses paid in 2011. Data via Forbes.com, Spotrac.com, and various reports from Yahoo! Sports and ESPN.com.
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