Highest Paid American Football Players 2015

Originated from the game of rugby football, American football is the most popular sport in the United States. It is recognized as just football in the United States and gridiron in countries like Canada. The first ever match of American football was played between the two college teams, Rutgers and Princeton, on November 6, 1869. Now professional football and college football are the most popular forms of the American football game in the United States. About 70,000 college athletes and 1.1 million high school athletes participate in this game annually in the United States, according to a study in 2012. T

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he most popular American football championship is the National Football League which holds the record of the highest average attendance of any league all over the world. The NFL has annual revenue around $10 billion. American football players or the NFL participants are counted among the highest paid athletes in the world. Let us look at the Top 10 Highest Paid American Football Players 2015.

Top 10 Highest Paid American Football Players 2015

10. Ben Roethlisberger

Highest Paid American Football Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid American Football Players 2015

Ben Roethlisberger currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers as a quarterback in the National Football League. He started his college football career with Miami. He was drafted as a 1St Round 11th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2004 NFL Draft. Ben Roethlisberger is now listed with 6 feet 5 inches height and 241 lb. weight in the NFL. He is presently in a 6 years contract with his team Pittsburgh Steelers and will be a free agent in 2016. The contract value with his team is a total of $87,986,500 including $25,200,000 signing bonus. He currently earns $14,664,417 yearly average salary and has a total of $33,200,000 guaranteed income. Ben Roethlisberger earns a total cap hit of $18,895,000 in the 2014-15 season of NFL which includes $12,100,000 basic salary and $6,795,000 restructure bonus. His current Career Earnings till date are $93.2 million with the present release value of $13,590,000.

9. Ndamukong Suh

Highest Paid American Football Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid American Football Players 2015

Ndamukong Suh currently plays for the Detroit Lions as a defensive tackle in the National Football League. He started his college football career with Nebraska. He was drafted as a 1St Round 2nd overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL Draft. Ndamukong Suh is now listed with 6 feet 4 inches height and 307 lb. weight in the NFL. He is presently in a 5 years contract with his team Detroit Lions and will be a free agent in 2015. The contract value with his team is a total of $64,502,000. He currently earns $12,900,400 yearly average salary and has a total of $23,250,000 assured income. Ndamukong Suh earns a total cap hit of $22,412,500 in the 2014-15 season of NFL which includes $12,550,000 basic salary and $6,267,500 restructure bonus. His current Career Earnings till date are $51.5 million with present release value of $19,475,000.

 8. Greg Hardy

Highest Paid American Football Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015

Greg Hardy currently plays for the Carolina Panthers as a defensive end in the National Football League. He started his college football career with Mississippi. He was drafted as a 6th Round 175th overall pick by the Carolina Panthers in the 2010 NFL Draft. Greg Hardy is now listed with 6 feet 4 inches height and 290 lb. weight in the NFL. He is presently in a 1 year contract with his team Carolina Panthers and will be a free agent next year. The contract value with his team is a total of $13,116,000. He currently earns $13,116,000 yearly average salary and has a total of $13,116,000 guaranteed income. Greg Hardy earns a total cap hit of $13,116,000 in the 2014-15 season of NFL which includes $13,116,000 basic salary. His current Career Earnings till date are $2.7 million with the present release value of $13,116,000 release value.

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