The NFL prides itself on being a meritocracy where the best players have a chance to make the most money. For the most part that holds true. NFL teams aren’t afraid to pay high-quality players big money. Quarterbacks dominate the list of highest-paid NFL players. Quarterback is the most important position in the modern NFL and high-level starters are paid accordingly. Almost every new contract for franchise quarterbacks catapults them toward the top of the list of highest-paid NFL players. As the value of the position continues to rise, so will their earnings.
Here are the top 10 highest paid NFL players.