No position makes more money in the NFL than quarterbacks and it is not even close.
In fact, the NFL has become such a passing league that four of the five highest-paid positions are the players responsible for throwing the ball (quarterbacks, $US17.9 million average salary cap figure for the 10 highest-paid at the position), catching the ball (wide receivers, $US11.9M), protecting the thrower’s blind side (left tackles, $US9.6M), and the defenders trying to stop the thrower (defensive ends, $US11.3M).
Meanwhile, long snappers ($1.1M) and fullbacks ($1.7M) are the cheapest positions. Here are the minimum, maximum, and average salary for the ten highest-paid at each position.
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