Re: Musings on $16M
posted at 4/23/2013 1:38 PM EDT
I've looked around for NFL Top Money Players and it was a little confusing because of the differences between Base Salary vs. Bonus money etc. But I did find this piece from Forbes which is from the end of 2012. I added how many Super Bowl Victories for each player. This is an older list and does not include players who like Joe Flacco QB who signed a massive contract this year. (I think Flacco's contract probably pushed Brady out of the Top Ten.)
#1 Drew Brees QB = 1 Super Bowl Win
#2 Peyton Manning QB = 1 Super Bowl Win
#3 Haloti Ngata DT, NT = 1 Super Bowl Win *
#4 Larry Fitzgerald WR = 0 Super Bowl Win
#5 Ndamukong Suh DT = 0 Super Bowl Win
#6 Charles Johnson DE = 0 Super Bowl Win
#7 Mario Williams DE = 0 Super Bowl Win
#8 Darrelle Revis CB = 0 Super Bowl Win **
#9 Sam Bradford QB = 0 Super Bowl Win
#10 Tom Brady QB = 3 Super Bowl Wins ***
* Ngata is the plays for an otherwise Strong NFL Team in the Ravens
** Revis has moved up on the list with his latest contract.
*** The Active Player with the most Super Bowl Wins is probably not in the Top Ten Paid List.
Lastly 4 of the top ten are QB's and none of the top ten was able to win a Super Bowl without a surrounding cast of really good players and coaching.