5. Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens — $29.5 million
Whether or not people believe he’s actually worth the money he’s getting paid, Joe Flacco has one of the highest overall salaries in the NFL. In 2016, the Ravens will pay Flacco an eye-popping $29 million. He’s earned an astonishing $90 million over the past four seasons from football alone. But that mind-boggling number doesn’t include the additional half-million per year that he gets through his endorsement deal with Nike. Regardless of what fans thinks, Flacco has his Ravens (once again) battling for the top spot in the AFC North standings.