Did you know the minimum annual salary in the NFL for a rookie 1-year contract is $480,000?
With 32 teams and 53 players per roster, that totals 1,696 active players in the league. Doing the math, that means the NFL spends $816,080,000 on players’ salaries per year. But in reality, that amount is an underestimate. The true earnings paid is estimated around 7 BILLION dollars.
So why the huge jump? NFL Superstars.
Unlike their rookie counterparts, NFL superstars can earn upwards of $35 million per year. Yes, $35 million… PER YEAR. That’s over 100 times the minimum salary of an NFL rookie!
Can you guess which players topped the NFL earnings chart? Click next to find out!