Highest Paid NFL Players 2011

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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
Quarterback
2011 Salary: $23 million



2. Sam Bradford


St. Louis Rams
Quarterback
2011 Salary: $18.4 million



3. Tom Brady


New England Patriots
Quarterback
2011 Salary: $18 million



4. Michael Vick


Philadelphia Eagles
Quarterback
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
Quarterback
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]