The two most important aspects of building a successful football team are to find a franchise quarterback and to manager the team’s salary cap.
Interestingly, only seven quarterbacks are their team’s highest-paid player this season, down from 15 in 2016. Of the other 25 teams, 19 have a defensive player as their highest-paid player and of those, six are cornerbacks and six are defensive ends. This suggests teams are investing more and more money into stopping quarterbacks.
Here are the 32 players who will make the most money on their respective teams this season.
Contract details provided by Spotrac.com.