Highest paid cornerbacks: Ranking NFL CBs by salary for 2019 season

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
View Comments

The very best NFL cornerbacks can sometimes shut down an opposing team's top wide receiver, or really limit their production.

That has become very valuable in today's NFL.

It shows in how much the top cornerbacks in the league are making

UPDATE:Highest paid cornerbacks in NFL: Ranking CBs by salary for 2020 season

PHOTOS:Ranking NFL cornerbacks by salary

19 cornerbacks now make at least $10 million in average annual salary per year, per, a site that tracks NFL player contracts (through July 25, 2019).

The highest paid cornerback in the NFL is the Dolphins' Xavien Howard. He makes $15.1 million per season.

NFL's highest paid cornerbacks (average salary per year):

  • 1. Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard: $15.1 million
  • 2. Redskins cornerback Josh Norman: $15 million
  • 3. Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson: $14.5 million 
  • 4. Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes: $14 million
  • 5. Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson: $14 million
  • 6. Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller: $14 million
  • 7. Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant: $13.8 million
  • 8. Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye: $13.5 million
  • 9. Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore: $13 million
  • 10. Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins: $12.5 million

- Source:

As defending wide receivers becomes even more vital, we're likely to see the salary of cornerbacks increase.

How will this list change?

To see the 19 NFL cornerbacks who make at least $10 million a year in average salary, ranked from highest average salary to lowest, click here.

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard is the highest paid quarterback in the NFL.


Ranking NFL players by salary

View Comments