Highest paid tight ends: Ranking NFL TEs by salary for 2019 season
The tight end position has been revolutionized in the NFL in recent years as the position has taken on more of a role in team's offenses.
The highest paid tight end in the NFL is the Green Bay Packers' Jimmy Graham. He makes $10 million per season.
18 NFL tight ends make at least $5 million in average salary per year per overthecap.com, a site that tracks NFL player contracts (through July 25, 2019).
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NFL's highest paid tight ends (average salary per year):
1. Packers TE Jimmy Graham: $10 million
2. Chiefs TE Travis Kelce: $9.4 million
3. Redskins TE Jordan Reed: $9.4 million
4. Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph: $9 million
5. Panthers TE Greg Olsen: $8.6 million
6. Eagles TE Zach Ertz: $8.5 million
7. Titans TE Delanie Walker: $8.5 million
8. Bears TE Trey Burton: $8 million
9. Saints TE Jared Cook: $7.5 million
10. Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate: $6.8 million
- Source: overthecap.com
As the tight end position continues to become more important in the league, the top players will likely continue to earn more in salary each year.
What changes will we see to this list in the future?
To see the 18 NFL tight ends who make at least $5 million a year in average salary, ranked from highest average salary to lowest, click here.
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