Running Backs: $1,550,624
You may not believe it, but yes, running backs earns less than kickers and punter on average. Though typically among the stars of the team, running backs typically have short shelf lives and pose high injury risks that can make franchises balk at high-salary guaranteed contracts. Only the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson and the Oakland Raiders' Darren McFadden haul in eight figures on average. Any Vikings fan would say Peterson's $13.7 million was money well spent this season.