Highest Paid NFL Players 2011

Highest Paid NFL Players 2011

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will end this year as the National Football League’s (NFL) highest-paid player, according to a Forbes report.

Manning, a four-times most valuable player in the NFL who agreed to a five-year $US90-million contract with the Colts last month, is expected to earn $US23 million in total compensation for 2011. St Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is second on the list with expected earnings of $US18.4 million and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is third at $US18 million.

1. Peyton Manning

Indianapolis Colts
2011 Salary: $23 million

2. Sam Bradford

St. Louis Rams
2011 Salary: $18.4 million

3. Tom Brady

New England Patriots
2011 Salary: $18 million

4. Michael Vick

Philadelphia Eagles
2011 Salary: $15.9 million

5. Richard Seymour

Oakland Raiders
Defensive End/Defensive Tackle
2011 Salary: $15 million

6. Elvis Dumervil

Denver Broncos
Defensive End/Outside Linebacker
2011 Salary: $14 million

7. Mark Sanchez

New York Jets
2011 Salary: $13.5 million

8. Gerald McCoy

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Defensive Tackle
2011 Salary: $12.8 million

9. Haloti Ngata

Baltimore Ravens
Defensive Tackle
2011 Salary: $12.5 million

10. Paul Soliai

Miami Dolphins
Defensive Tackle
2011 Salary: $12.4 million

[Source: FORBES]