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Wile_E_Coyote
02-21-2007, 11:55 AM
Posted February 21, 2007

NFL's top-paid players by position
Gannett News Service

In the NFL, the top-paid players by position set the rates for franchise and transition players. The earnings for each player represent salary and prorated signing bonus for 2006.

If a team uses its franchise designation, the player receives a one-year offer at the average of the top five players at his position or a 20 percent pay increase, whichever is larger. His free agency is then restricted in that a team signing him must give up two No. 1 draft picks as compensation.

Transition players are tendered at the average of the top 10. The club retains a right of first refusal but does not get the draft picks if it doesn't match an offer.

Quarterbacks

Tom Brady, New England: $13,823,750

Michael Vick, Atlanta: $13,072,857

Carson Palmer, Cincinnati: $12,980,000

Brett Favre, Green Bay: $12,633,335



<LI>Peyton Manning, Indianapolis: $10,566,668
<LI>Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia: $8,553,911
<LI>Trent Green, Kansas City: $8,198,808
<LI>Marc Bulger, St. Louis: $7,582,000
<LI>David Carr, Houston: $7,250,000
<LI>Jake Plummer, Denver: $7,157,200
<LI>Franchise: $12,615,000
<LI>Transition: $10,182,000

<LI>Running backs

<LI>Edgerrin James, Arizona: $9,500,000
<LI>Tiki Barber, N.Y. Giants: $7,228,335
<LI>LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego: $6,316,666
<LI>LaMont Jordan, Oakland: $6,025,000
<LI>Shaun Alexander, Seattle: $5,925,000
<LI>Deuce McAllister, New Orleans: $5,755,000
<LI>Warrick Dunn, Atlanta: $5,728,332
<LI>Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia: $4,785,000
<LI>Fred Taylor, Jacksonville: $4,750,000
<LI>Rudi Johnson, Cincinnati: $3,800,000
<LI>Franchise: $6,999,000
<LI>Transition: $5,981,000

<LI>Receivers

<LI>Randy Moss, Oakland: $9,521,250
<LI>Torry Holt, St. Louis: $7,304,714
<LI>Andre Johnson, Houston: $7,186,664
<LI>Rod Smith, Denver: $7,050,328
<LI>Laveranues Coles, New York Jets: $7,000,000
<LI>Chad Johnson, Cincinnati: $6,769,801
<LI>Terrell Owens, Dallas: $6,666,666
<LI>Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis: $6,400,000
<LI>Amani Toomer, N.Y. Giants: $6,375,000
<LI>Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona: $6,121,250
<LI>Franchise: $7,613,000
<LI>Transition: $7,040,000


<LI>Tight ends

<LI>Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City: $5,431,370
<LI>Antonio Gates, San Diego: $4,860,000
<LI>Jeremy Shockey, N.Y. Giants: $4,185,000
<LI>Alge Crumpler, Atlanta: $4,033,333
<LI>Kyle Brady, Jacksonville: $3,346,250
<LI>Kellen Winslow II, Cleveland: $3,345,209
<LI>Jim Kleinsasser, Minnesota: $3,250,000
<LI>Todd Heap, Baltimore: $2,785,000
<LI>Bubba Franks, Green Bay: $2,585,000
<LI>Eric Johnson, San Francisco: $2,300,000
<LI>Franchise: $4,371,000
<LI>Transition: $3,612,000

<LI>Offensive linemen

<LI>Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore: $10,561,461
<LI>Olin Kreutz, Chicago: $10,166,666
<LI>Leonard Davis, Arizona: $9,929,418
<LI>Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota: $8,585,000
<LI>Bryant McKinnie, Minnesota: $8,535,887
<LI>Shawn Andrews, Philadelphia: $7,779,791
<LI>Flozell Adams, Dallas: $7,000,000
<LI>Orlando Pace, St. Louis: $6,975,000
<LI>Marvel Smith, Pittsburgh: $6,595,500
<LI>Barry Sims, Oakland: $6,543,069
<LI>Franchise: $9,556,000
<LI>Transition: $8,267,000


<LI>Defensive ends

<LI>Jason Taylor, Miami: $9,464,625
<LI>Simeon Rice, Tampa Bay: $9,200,000
<LI>Richard Seymour, New England: $8,979,000
<LI>Bryant Young, San Francisco: $7,878,551
<LI>Darren Howard, Philadelphia: $7,700,000
<LI>Julius Peppers, Carolina: $7,617,500
<LI>Michael Strahan, N.Y. Giants: $7,228,284
<LI>Shaun Ellis, New York Jets: $6,433,333
<LI>Leonard Little, St. Louis: $6,325,000
<LI>Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis: $6,180,715
<LI>Franchise: $8,644,000
<LI>Transition: $7,701,000

<LI>Defensive tackles
<LI>
<LI>Dewayne Robertson, New York Jets: $9,417,760
<LI>John Henderson, Jacksonville: $6,836,500
<LI>Jamal Williams, San Diego: $6,650,000
<LI>Warren Sapp, Oakland: $5,997,000
<LI>Ryan Pickett, Green Bay: $4,975,000
<LI>Casey Hampton, Pittsburgh: $4,793,750
<LI>Rod Coleman, Atlanta: $4,447,500
<LI>Marcus Stroud, Jacksonville: $4,385,000
<LI>Darnell Dockett, Arizona: $4,115,000
<LI>Seth Payne, Houston: $3,925,000
<LI>Franchise: $6,775,000
<LI>Transition: $5,554,000

<LI>Linebackers

<LI>Ray Lewis, Baltimore: $8,428,571
<LI>Zach Thomas, Miami: $7,287,000
<LI>Keith Bulluck, Tennessee: $7,108,668
<LI>Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay: $6,907,083
<LI>Takeo Spikes, Buffalo: $6,300,000
<LI>Dan Morgan, Carolina: $6,285,000
<LI>Al Wilson, Denver: $5,986,733
<LI>Brian Urlacher, Chicago: $5,800,510
<LI>Rosevelt Colvin, New England: $5,478,000
<LI>Donnie Edwards, San Diego: $5,350,000
<LI>Franchise: $7,206,000
<LI>Transition: $6,493,000
<LI>
<LI>Cornerbacks

<LI>Champ Bailey, Denver: $8,998,100
<LI>Chris McAlister, Baltimore: $8,407,082
<LI>Charles Woodson, Green Bay: $7,250,000
<LI>Nate Clements, Buffalo: $7,226,000
<LI>Quentin Jammer, San Diego: $7,070,834
<LI>Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay: $6,784,000
<LI>Ricky Manning, Chicago: $6,491,765
<LI>Samari Rolle, Baltimore: $5,200,000
<LI>Rashean Mathis, Jacksonville: $5,134,000
<LI>Dre Bly, Detroit: $5,100,000
<LI>Franchise: $7,790,000
<LI>Transition: $6,766,000


<LI>Safeties

<LI>Brian Dawkins, Philadelphia: $5,190,475
<LI>Roy Williams, Dallas: $4,623,452
Marlon McCree, San Diego: $4,585,000
<LI>Sean Taylor, Washington: $4,219,250
<LI>Tony Parrish, Dallas: $3,830,832
<LI>John Lynch, Denver: $3,800,000
<LI>Greg Wesley, Kansas City: $3,666,666
<LI>Deon Grant, Jacksonville: $3,383,334
<LI>Corey Chavous, St. Louis: $3,300,000
<LI>Adrian Wilson, Arizona: $3,239,499
<LI>Franchise: $4,490,000
<LI>Transition: $3,984,000
<LI>
<LI>Punters/kickers

<LI>
<LI>Olindo Mare, Miami: $2,321,181
<LI>David Akers, Philadelphia: $2,135,000
<LI>Jason Elam, Denver: $2,085,000
<LI>John Hall, Washington: $1,965,000
<LI>Craig Hentrich, Tennessee: $1,883,750
<LI>Shane Lechler, Oakland: $1,882,857
<LI>Neil Rackers, Arizona: $1,800,000
<LI>Jason Hanson, Detroit: $1,780,000
<LI>Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland: $1,702,833
<LI>John Kasay, Carolina: $1,700,000
<LI>Franchise: $2,078,000
<LI>Transition: $1,926,000

<LI>Source: NFL Players Association

MIAdragon
02-21-2007, 12:06 PM
hahaha check TO's salary he really IS the devil!

noa
02-21-2007, 12:09 PM
Ha, the Faiders had to pay that much to Randy Moss and Lamont Jordan.

ct
02-21-2007, 12:09 PM
Greg friggin Wesley...

Wile_E_Coyote
02-21-2007, 12:10 PM
Some players are at the end of contracts in '06(Gonzo). Some are just signed for the first year on the cheap & won't show up here [Vinitri(sp?)]

Kraut
02-21-2007, 12:10 PM
Randy Moss ROFL

JBucc
02-21-2007, 12:13 PM
hahaha check TO's salary he really IS the devil!LT is like half devil

StcChief
02-21-2007, 12:16 PM
Faiders are getting taken.....
Moss/Jordan on O
Barry Sims, Warren Sapp on D.

We got Gonzo/Green....

CoMoChief
02-21-2007, 12:17 PM
pffffff, Greg Wesley

Mr. Laz
02-21-2007, 12:19 PM
Green and Wesley are both paid too much

prolly Gonzo too ....... IF you take into consideration his age.

siberian khatru
02-21-2007, 12:30 PM
LOL at Vick, Moss, Edgerrin, LaMont Jordan ... and Leonard Davis???????

Chiefnj
02-21-2007, 12:40 PM
Safeties are underpaid.
OL should be broken down to tackles and interior linemen in a different group. LOT's are pulling that entire group up and are getting dragged down themselves.
Teams overpay for QB's, WR's and CBs.
Teams seem to get the DTs correct.

L.A. Chieffan
02-21-2007, 12:42 PM
Jesus, L. Davis is making 10 mil. There's no way we can afford him.

Mr. Laz
02-21-2007, 01:05 PM
Jesus, L. Davis is making 10 mil. There's no way we can afford him.
that's why he's becoming a free agent ... because he not worth it.

he's barely starter material from what i've seen.

Mr. Plow
02-21-2007, 05:00 PM
Wow. Trent Green is waaaaaaaay overpaid.

Ecto-I
02-21-2007, 05:23 PM
Wow. Trent Green is waaaaaaaay overpaid.

He was overpaid for his production last year, but not when you look at his previous three years. None of the three quarterbacks behind him are as good as the "real" Trent Green (assuming last season's was a one season fake).

CrazyHorse
02-21-2007, 05:25 PM
Wow. Trent Green is waaaaaaaay overpaid.

Though I'll agree that is too much for Green, I believe it's only because he's redone his deal 2 or 3 times since he's been here.

Deberg_1990
02-21-2007, 05:52 PM
Edgerrin James 9+ mil......incredible....

rtmike
02-21-2007, 06:02 PM
Where's Surtain at? I thought he was right up there in salary?

Mr. Plow
02-21-2007, 06:07 PM
He was overpaid for his production last year, but not when you look at his previous three years. None of the three quarterbacks behind him are as good as the "real" Trent Green (assuming last season's was a one season fake).


You are correct. That's not too much for a 3 years ago, it is too much for an aging QB with little mobility and an arm that is getting weaker. I'm not even taking into account much of this past season. He's getting older. It happens.

Miles
02-21-2007, 06:09 PM
Where's Surtain at? I thought he was right up there in salary?

He had a low base last season but it jumps up a lot this year.