Highest paid linebackers: Ranking NFL LBs by salary for 2019 season

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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The salaries for the top linebackers in the NFL keep going up.

The elite ones are especially reaping the benefit of those increasing salaries.

19 linebackers now make at least $10 million in average annual salary per year, per, a site that tracks NFL player contracts (through Aug. 13, 2019).

7 make at least $15 million.

The highest paid linebacker in the NFL is the Chicago Bears' Khalil Mack. He makes more than $23 million per season.

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is second at $19.1 million, followed by the Seattle Seahawks' Bobby Wagner at $18 million.

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

  • 1. Bears linebacker Khalil Mack: $23.5 million
  • 2. Broncos linebacker Von Miller: $19.1 million
  • 3. Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner: $18 million
  • 4. Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley: $17 million
  • 5. Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith: $16.5 million
  • 6. Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones: $16.5 million
  • 7. Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney: $15.97 million
  • 8. Falcons linebacker Deion Jones: $14.25 million
  • 9. Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr: $13.5 million
  • 10. 49ers linebacker Kwon Alexander: $13.5 million

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Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack is the highest paid linebacker in the NFL.

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


Ranking NFL players by salary

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