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Some of the most important players in this year’s Super Bowl are making salaries that barely crack seven figures.On the other hand, relative role players (Chris Canty, anyone?) made a boatload of cash in 2011.
The NFL has an insane salary structure that results in a lot of players making wildly inconsistent amounts of money from year to year.
This nutty structure of bonuses and escalator clauses also makes it tough to figure out how much each player made in 2011.
But we scoured the internet looking for contract details, and found the 12 highest-paid players in the Super Bowl based on how much they made this season.
*This is more or less a guess. Wilfork signed a 5-year, $40 million contract with a $18 million signing bonus in 2010. But details of how that bonus will be dispersed aren't public. But anyway you cut it, he's one of the highest-paid guys in the Super Bowl. So there.
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