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NFL Players With the Largest Cap Numbers for Their Teams in 2017

Highest Paid Player on Each NFL Team

Highest Paid Player on Each NFL Team

With the NFL increasing its salary cap on a nearly annual basis, contract values continue to follow suit and rise as well. For the upcoming season, 11 teams' highest paid players will make at least $20 million. Of those, nine are quarterbacks and the other two (Kansas City's Justin Houston and Denver's Von Miller) are outside linebackers.

This quarterback-driven list (20 of the teams' highest-paid players are QBs) reinforces the notion that signal-callers are one of the top priorities for every team, but the presence of defensive linemen (five) and linebackers (three) signals that an explosive pass rusher is a valuable component to a defense.

Here is the list of every NFL team's highest-paid player for 2017, along with each player's total cap figure.

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Highest Paid Player on Each NFL Team for the 2017 Season

Team

Player

Cap Number

ARI

QB Carson Palmer 

$24,125,000

ATL

QB Matt Ryan 

$23,750,000

BAL

QB  Joe Flacco 

$24,500,000

BUF

DT Marcell Dareus 

$16,400,000

CAR

QB Cam Newton 

$20,166,000

CHI

QB Mike Glennon 

$14,000,000

CIN

QB Andy Dalton 

$15,700,000

CLE

QB Brock Osweiler 

$16,000,000

DAL

WR Dez Bryant 

$17,000,000

DEN

OLB Von Miller 

$20,000,000

DET

QB Matthew Stafford 

$22,000,000

GB

QB Aaron Rodgers 

$20,300,000

HOU

DE J.J. Watt 

$14,061,250

IND

QB Andrew Luck 

$19,400,000

JAX

DT Malik Jackson 

$15,500,000

KC

OLB Justin Houston 

$22,100,000

LAC

QB Philip Rivers 

$20,000,000

LAR

CB Trumaine Johnson 

$16,742,000

MIA

QB  Ryan Tannehill 

$20,300,000

MIN

QB Sam Bradord 

$18,000,000

NE

QB Tom Brady 

$14,000,000

NO

QB Drew Brees 

$19,000,000

NYG

QB Eli Manning 

$19,700,000

NYJ

DE Muhammad Wilkerson 

$18,000,000

OAK

QB Derek Carr

$15,731,691

PHI

RT Lane Johnson

$9,843,750

PIT

QB Ben Roethlisberger 

$18,200,000

SEA

QB Russell Wilson 

$18,800,000

SF

LT Joe Staley 

$11,056,000

TB

DT Gerald McCoy 

$13,750,000

TEN

OLB Brian Orakpo 

$9,450,000

WAS

QB Kirk Cousins 

$23,943,600

Cap figures courtesy of OverTheCap.com.