10Eric Dickerson ($1.31 million) vs. Ndamukong Suh ($12.55 million) -- Difference: $11.24 million
Dickerson was coming off one of his best seasons in 1989, having rushed for 1,659 yards and 14 touchdowns during the prior year. His numbers did drop in '89, but he still proved to be worth his price tag. The Hall-of-Famer gained 1,311 yards
on the ground in 15 regular season appearances. He found the end zone a total of eight times, and seven and of those were rushing scores.
Suh, meanwhile, will likely soon become an even richer man than he is today. The best defensive tackle in the NFL can opt out of his contract following next February's Super Bowl, and all indications are that he will do so. Detroit's cap situation is an absolute mess at the start of September, to the point that many insiders expect the Lions to attempt to trade Suh to avoid the threat of losing him for nothing next winter.