Ezekiel Elliott wants to be the highest-paid running back in the league. Here are the highest-paid players at each position in the NFL
- Ezekiel Elliott wants to be the highest-paid running back in the NFL, a common goal in NFL contract negotiations.
- We looked at the highest-paid player at each position in the NFL based on average annual salary.
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In the NFL, contract negotiations often come down to players wanting to be the highest-paid at their position to reset the market for the next star contract.Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is holding out of training camp for a new contract, reportedly wants to top Todd Gurley as the highest-paid running back, for instance.Advertisement
We took a look at the highest-paid players at each position, based on average average annual salary, with the help of Spotrac. While quarterbacks, of course, are the highest-paid players, pass-rushers appear to be the next most-valuable position, based on their high salaries.
Check out the highest-paid player at 16 different positions below.
Quarterback: Russell Wilson — $35 million
Running back: Todd Gurley — $14.3 millionAdvertisement
Wide receiver: Michael Thomas — $19.2 million
Tight end: Jimmy Graham — $10 millionAdvertisement
Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk — $5.2 million
Offensive tackle: Trent Brown — $16.5 millionAdvertisement
Offensive guard: Zack Martin — $14 million
Center: Mitch Morse — $11.1 millionAdvertisement
Defensive tackle: Aaron Donald — $22.5 million
Defensive end: DeMarcus Lawrence — $21 millionAdvertisement
Linebacker: Khalil Mack — $23.5 million
Cornerback: Xavien Howard — $15.05 millionAdvertisement
Safety: Kevin Byard — $14.1 million
Kicker: Justin Tucker — $5 millionAdvertisement
Punter: Thomas Morstead — $3.9 million
Long snapper: Jake McQuaide — $1.17 millionAdvertisement
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