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NFL Draft Diamonds All FORBES LIST: The most expensive players in the league

We just did the All Bargain Team and it is not fair unless you put it up against the highest paid guys to see which match up better.  So let’s see what we come up with:

Quarterback 

Aaron Rodgers – QB – Green Bay Packers -Aaron Rodgers signed a 5 year / $110 million contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $35,000,000 signing bonus, $54,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $22,000,000.

Running Back 

Adrian Peterson – RB – Minnesota Vikings – Adrian Peterson signed a 7 year / $96 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings, including a $12,000,000 signing bonus, $36,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $13,714,286.

Wide Receiver 

Calvin Johnson – WR – Detroit Lions – Calvin Johnson signed a 7 year / $113.45 million contract with the Detroit Lions, including a $16,000,000 signing bonus, $48,750,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,207,143.

Larry Fitzgerald – WR – Arizona Cardinals – Larry Fitzgerald signed a 7 year / $113 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $27,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,142,857.

Percy Harvin – WR – Seattle Seahawks – Percy Harvin signed a 6 year / $64.25 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, including a $12,000,000 signing bonus, $14,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $10,707,500.

Tight End 

Rob Gronkowski – TE – New England Patriots – Rob Gronkowski signed a 8 year / $55.23 million contract with the New England Patriots, including a $8,000,000 signing bonus, $13,170,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $6,903,750.

Offensive Tackle

Joe Thomas – OT – Cleveland Browns – Joe Thomas signed a 7 year / $80.50 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $6,000,000 signing bonus, $28,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $11,500,000.

Ryan Clady – OT – Denver Broncos – Ryan Clady signed a 5 year / $52.50 million contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, $15,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $10,500,000.

Offensive Guard 

Carl Nicks – OG – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Carl Nicks signed a 5 year / $47.50 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including $25,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $9,500,000.

Logan Mankins – OG – New England Patriots – Logan Mankins signed a 6 year / $51 million contract with the New England Patriots, including a $20,000,000 signing bonus, $21,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $8,500,000.

Offensive Center

Alex Mack – OC – Cleveland Browns – Alex Mack signed a 5 year / $42 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, including $26,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $8,400,000.

Defensive End

Mario Williams – DE – Buffalo Bills – Mario Williams signed a 6 year / $96 million contract with the Buffalo Bills, including a $19,000,000 signing bonus, $24,900,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,000,000.

Greg Hardy – DE – Carolina Panthers – Greg Hardy signed a 1 year / $13.12 million contract with the Carolina Panthers, including $0 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $13,116,000.

Defensive Tackle

Ndamukong Suh – DT – Detroit Lions – Ndamukong Suh signed a 5 year / $63.50 million contract with the Detroit Lions, including $23,250,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $12,700,400.

Gerald McCoy – DT – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Gerald McCoy signed a 5 year / $55 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including a $3,600,000 signing bonus, $20,812,500 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $11,000,000.

Linebacker

Clay Matthews – LB – Green Bay Packers – Clay Matthews signed a 5 year / $66 million contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $20,500,000 signing bonus, $20,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $13,200,000.

Tamba Hali – LB – Kansas City Chiefs – Tamba Hali signed a 5 year / $57.50 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a $14,823,530 signing bonus, $35,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $11,500,000.

Brian Orakpo – LB – Washington Redskins – Brian Orakpo signed a 1 year / $11.46 million contract with the Washington Redskins, including $0 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $11,455,000.

Cornerback

Richard Sherman – CB – Seattle Seahawks – Richard Sherman signed a 4 year / $57.40 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, including $40,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $14,350,000.

Darrelle Revis – CB – New England Patriots – Darrelle Revis signed a 1 year / $12 million contract with the New England Patriots, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $11,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $12,000,000.

Safety

Earl Thomas – S – Seattle Seahawks – Earl Thomas signed a 4 year / $40 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, including a $9,500,000 signing bonus, $25,725,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $10,000,000.

Jairus Byrd – S – New Orleans Saints – Jairus Byrd signed a 6 year / $54 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $11,000,000 signing bonus, $26,300,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $9,000,000.

Kicker

Sebastian Janikowski – K – Oakland Raiders – Sebastian Janikowski signed a 4 year / $15.10 million contract with the Oakland Raiders, including a $1,800,000 signing bonus, $8,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $3,775,000.

Punter 

Britton Colquitt – P – Denver Broncos – Britton Colquitt signed a 3 year / $11.68 million contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, $4,250,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $3,892,333.

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