23. Desmond Trufant, Falcons: $16,526,000
Surprise! You were definitely expecting Matt Ryan or Julio Jones to be the Falcons highest paid player. After earning just over $8 million in his first four NFL seasons, his 2017 salary doubled that total. In April of 2017 the former first round pick out of Washington signed a 5-year extension worth as much as $69 million.