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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 p

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.

10 Peyton Manning

Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback

2011 Salary: $23 million

9 Sam Bradford

St. Louis Rams

Quarterback

2011 Salary: $18.4 million

8 Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Quarterback

2011 Salary: $18 million

7 Michael Vick

Philadelphia Eagles

Quarterback

2011 Salary: $15.9 million

6 Richard Seymour

Oakland Raiders

Defensive End/Defensive Tackle

2011 Salary: $15 million

5 Elvis Dumervil

Denver Broncos

Defensive End/Outside Linebacker

2011 Salary: $14 million

4 Mark Sanchez

New York Jets

Quarterback

2011 Salary: $13.5 million

3 Gerald McCoy

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Defensive Tackle

2011 Salary: $12.8 million

2 Haloti Ngata

Baltimore Ravens

Defensive Tackle

2011 Salary: $12.5 million

1 Paul Soliai

Miami Dolphins

Defensive Tackle

2011 Salary: $12.4 million

[Source: FORBES]

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