The two most important elements of building a successful NFL team are to find a franchise quarterback and to manage the team’s salary cap. Surprisingly, only seven quarterbacks check in as their team’s highest-paid player in 2017, down from 15 in 2016. Of those 25 teams, 19 of them have a defensive player as the highest-paid player on their roster. This suggests teams are spending top dollar on players they hope will stop the opposing quarterback.
This list is full of surprises, starting with the fact that Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are NOT the highest paid players on their respective teams. Without further delay, here are the 32 players who will earn the most money from their team this season. Click Next to continue.