5 Players Who Make $1M Per Game — and 5 More of the Biggest Paychecks in the NFL

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If you needed any more evidence that football players aren't like the rest of us, pull out your weekly paycheck.

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The median weekly earnings of the U.S. worker (full-time wage and salary workers) were $1,041 for the second quarter of 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Although that's an increase of 5.2% from the year before, the number is chump change compared to the weekly salaries of NFL players.

GOBankingRates looked at the top 10 weekly salaries in the NFL in 2022, and the numbers are rather eye-opening. These are some of the top players in the NFL, but a seven-figure weekly salary is still quite a big number.

Read on to see which players bring in the biggest salaries each week.

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John Amis/AP/Shutterstock

10. Bud Dupree

  • Team: Tennessee Titans

  • Position: Outside linebacker

  • Weekly salary: $888,889 ($16 million base salary)

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Kyusung Gong/AP/Shutterstock

9. Keenan Allen

  • Team: Los Angeles Chargers

  • Position: Wide receiver

  • Weekly salary: $916,667 ($16.5 million base salary)

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Reed Hoffmann/AP/Shutterstock

8. Orlando Brown Jr.

  • Team: Cleveland Browns

  • Position: Left tackle

  • Weekly salary: $925,667 ($16.7 million base salary)

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Jack Dempsey/AP/Shutterstock

7. Garett Bolles

  • Team: Denver Broncos

  • Position: Left tackle

  • Weekly salary: $944,444 ($17 million base salary)

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Charlie Riedel/AP

6. Derek Carr

  • Team: Las Vegas Raiders

  • Position: Quarterback

  • Weekly salary: $966,667 ($17.4 million base salary)

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Rusty Jones/AP/Shutterstock

5. Sam Darnold

  • Team: Carolina Panthers

  • Position: Quarterback

  • Weekly salary: $1,067,667 ($18.9 million base salary)

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Brett Carlsen/AP/Shutterstock

4. Joey Bosa

  • Team: Los Angeles Chargers

  • Position: Outside linebacker

  • Weekly salary: $1,180,556 ($21.25 million base salary)

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Carson_Wentz_shutterstock_editorial_13436862a

3. Carson Wentz

  • Team: Washington Commanders

  • Position: Quarterback

  • Weekly salary: $1,222,222 ($22 million base salary)

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Julio Cortez/AP/Shutterstock

2. Lamar Jackson

  • Team: Baltimore Ravens

  • Position: Quarterback

  • Weekly salary: $1,278,667 ($23 million base salary)

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AJ Mast/AP/Shutterstock

1. Ryan Tannehill

  • Team: Tennessee Titans

  • Position: Quarterback

  • Weekly salary: $1,611,111 ($29 million base salary)

Methodology: For this piece, GOBankingRates used Spotrac's 2022 NFL base salary rankings data to find the 15 highest-paid players in terms of 2022 base salary. This figure was then divided across the 18-week NFL season to give each player a weekly game check amount, which was the determining factor in the final rankings. All data was collected and is up to date as of September 26, 2022.

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