Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings
2017 Total Salary: $4,054,750
2017 Average Outside Linebacker Salary: $2,525,633
Having an “athletic freakshow” at outside linebacker that has the strength and speed to be a premier pass rusher plus the athleticism to go out and cover tight ends and running backs running routes are worth their proverbial weight in gold. That’s why the Minnesota Vikings are getting an absolute steal by still getting Anthony Barr’s services on his rookie contract. The two-time Pro Bowl player has been another one of the pieces that has transformed the Vikings defense into one of the best in the league.