11. Eric Berry, Chiefs: $21,000,000
Chiefs safety Eric Berry serves as an inspiration to the entire NFL community, after battling and beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015. On February 28, 2017, Berry signed a six-year, $78 million deal with Chiefs including $40 million in guaranteed and a $20 million dollar signing bonus, making him the highest-paid safety in the NFL. Unfortunately, Berry ruptured his achilles in Week 1 against the Patriots and was lost for the season.