The Highest Paid Player On All 32 NFL Teams

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We recently took a look at the highest-paid players in the NFL, as well as the highest-paid positions in the NFL. Now let’s look at which teams are more willing to dedicate a large portion of their salary cap to a single player.On the next few pages we will take a look at the highest-paid player on each team.

Of the 32 NFL teams, eight (25%) will pay their quarterback the largest amount (salary and bonuses) this season. For seven teams, a defensive end is the highest-paid and only one team has a running back atop their list.

#32 Seattle Seahawks ― Sidney Rice, $8,200,000

POSITION: Wide Receiver

SALARY: $7,000,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $1,200,000

ROSTER BONUS: $0

Data via spotrac.com

#31 Cincinnati Bengals ― Leon Hall, $8,500,000

POSITION: Cornerback

SALARY: $1,600,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $1,800,000

ROSTER BONUS: $5,100,000

Data via spotrac.com

#30 Dallas Cowboys ― Anthony Spencer, $8,856,000

POSITION: Linebacker

SALARY: $8,856,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $0

ROSTER BONUS: $0

Data via spotrac.com

#29 Oakland Raiders ― Tommy Kelly, $8,874,267

POSITION: Defensive Tackle

SALARY: $6,000,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $2,166,667

ROSTER BONUS: $707,600

Data via spotrac.com

#28 San Francisco 49ers ― Alex Smith, $9,500,000

POSITION: Quarterback

SALARY: $5,000,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $0

ROSTER BONUS: $4,500,000

Data via spotrac.com

#27 New England Patriots ― Wes Welker, $9,515,000

POSITION: Wide Receiver

SALARY: $9,515,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $0

ROSTER BONUS: $0

Data via spotrac.com

#26 Jacksonville Jaguars ― Marcedes Lewis, $9,550,000

POSITION: Tight End

SALARY: $4,200,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $1,400,000

ROSTER BONUS: $3,950,000

Data via spotrac.com

#25 Buffalo Bills ― Mario Williams, $9,800,000

POSITION: Defensive End

SALARY: $5,900,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $3,800,000

ROSTER BONUS: $100,000

Data via spotrac.com

#24 Pittsburgh Steelers ― Ben Roethlisberger, $9,895,000

POSITION: Quarterback

SALARY: $900,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $5,200,000

ROSTER BONUS: $3,795,000

Data via spotrac.com

#23 Tennessee Titans ― Chris Johnson, $10,050,002

POSITION: Running Back

SALARY: $8,000,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $2,050,002

ROSTER BONUS:

Data via spotrac.com

#21t Baltimore Ravens ― Haloti Ngata, $10,400,000

POSITION: Defensive Tackle

SALARY: $2,900,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $5,000,000

ROSTER BONUS: $2,500,000

Data via spotrac.com

#21t New Orleans Saints ― Drew Brees, $10,400,000

POSITION: Quarterback

SALARY: $3,000,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $7,400,000

ROSTER BONUS: $0

Data via spotrac.com

#20 Carolina Panthers ― Jordan Gross, $11,500,000

POSITION: Offensive Tackle

SALARY: $8,500,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $1,000,000

ROSTER BONUS: $2,000,000

Data via spotrac.com

#19 Detroit Lions ― Calvin Johnson, $11,531,946

POSITION: Wide Receiver

SALARY: $8,500,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $1,000,000

ROSTER BONUS: $2,000,000

Data via spotrac.com

#18 Green Bay Packers ― Charles Woodson, $11,562,500

POSITION: Safety

SALARY: $6,500,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $0

ROSTER BONUS: $5,062,500

Data via spotrac.com

#17 Houston Texans ― Matt Schaub, $11,700,000

POSITION: Quarterback

SALARY: $4,400,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $4,250,000

ROSTER BONUS: $3,050,000

Data via spotrac.com

#16 New York Giants ― Eli Manning, $11,850,000

POSITION: Quarterback

SALARY: $1,750,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $4,850,000

ROSTER BONUS: $5,250,000

Data via spotrac.com

#15 New York Jets ― David Harris, $12,000,000

POSITION: Linebacker

SALARY: $9,900,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $2,000,000

ROSTER BONUS: $100,000

Data via spotrac.com

#14 Chicago Bears ― Julius Peppers, $12,400,000

POSITION: Defensive End

SALARY: $8,900,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $1,300,000

ROSTER BONUS: $2,200,000

Data via spotrac.com

#13 Miami Dolphins ― Jake Long, $12,800,000

POSITION: Offensive Tackle

SALARY: $11,200,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $1,600,000

ROSTER BONUS: $0

Data via spotrac.com

#12 Cleveland Browns ― Joe Thomas, $12,960,000

POSITION: Offensive Tackle

SALARY: $10,500,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $2,260,000

ROSTER BONUS: $200,000

Data via spotrac.com

#11 Atlanta Falcons ― Matt Ryan, $12,990,000

POSITION: Quarterback

SALARY: $11,500,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $1,490,000

ROSTER BONUS: $0

Data via spotrac.com

#10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers ― Vincent Jackson, $13,000,000

POSITION: Wide Receiver

SALARY: $11,000,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $0

ROSTER BONUS: $2,000,000

Data via spotrac.com

#9 Kansas City Chiefs ― Tamba Hali, $13,093,750

POSITION: Defensive End

SALARY: $11,250,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $3,000,000

ROSTER BONUS: -$1,156,250*

*Hali was suspended 1 game and this represents the loss of pay

Data via spotrac.com

#8 Arizona Cardinals ― Larry Fitzgerald, $13,250,000

POSITION: Wide Receiver

SALARY: $5,000,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $2,000,000

ROSTER BONUS: $6,250,000

Data via spotrac.com

#7 Philadelphia Eagles ― Michael Vick, $13,900,000

POSITION: Quarterback

SALARY: $12,500,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $1,400,000

ROSTER BONUS: $0

Data via spotrac.com

#6 Washington Redskins ― Trent Williams, $14,000,000

POSITION: Offensive Tackle

SALARY: $11,000,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $500,000

ROSTER BONUS: $2,500,000

Data via spotrac.com

#5 Minnesota Vikings ― Jared Allen, $15,203,194

POSITION: Defensive End

SALARY: $11,619,850

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $2,583,344

ROSTER BONUS: $1,000,000

Data via spotrac.com

#4 San Diego Chargers ― Philip Rivers, $15,310,000

POSITION: Quarterback

SALARY: $10,200,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $3,910,000

ROSTER BONUS: $1,200,000

Data via spotrac.com

#3 St. Louis Rams ― Chris Long, $16,360,000

POSITION: Defensive End

SALARY: $10,310,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $6,050,000

ROSTER BONUS: $0

Data via spotrac.com

#2 Denver Broncos ― Elvis Dumervil, $18,948,000

POSITION: Defensive End

SALARY: $14,000,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $423,000

ROSTER BONUS: $4,525,000

Data via spotrac.com

#1 Indianapolis Colts ― Dwight Freeney, $19,035,000

POSITION: Defensive End

SALARY: $14,035,000

PRORATED SIGNING BONUS: $2,500,000

ROSTER BONUS: $2,500,000

Data via spotrac.com

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