NFL's Highest Paid Players

Peyton Manning
Text: Source: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/nfl/02/15/colts.manning.ap/index.html
Photo: Al Tielemans/SI

Peyton Manning

QB, Colts
$23M

Last year, Colts owner Jim Irsay promised to make Peyton Manning the highest paid player in the NFL. Little did he know that he would do it twice.

On Tuesday the Colts gave Manning the exclusive franchise tag, a move expected to cost the Colts $23 million. That figure alone makes Manning the highest paid player (on an average annual basis), but Irsay hasn't backed down on his promise, maintaining that the franchise tag merely gives the Colts time to negotiate a long term deal.

While the Colts negotiate, SI.com presents the rest of the richest men in the NFL in terms of average annual salary.


More Galleries

Most Recent: Most Popular: Related:
Facebook Twitter Mobile Podcast RSS Tablet Subscribe Get SI to Go using the following services
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Golden State Warriors Bryce Harper Paul Pierce Masai Ujiri
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint