Highest paid linebackers: Ranking NFL LBs by salary for 2019 season
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 overthecap.com, 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
- Source: overthecap.com
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.
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