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Published: May 15, 2017 at 08:51 p.m.
Updated: Sept. 20, 2017 at 10:34 p.m.

NFL's biggest contracts for 2017

Check out the highest paid NFL players for the 2017 season, as ranked by their average yearly salary according to Over the Cap. Derek Carr is the second-highest paid quarterback in the league and Kirk Cousins is not far behind. These priceless players will go head-to-head this week to see who is truly worth their gargantuan contract. See who else makes the cut.

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    Butch Dill/Associated Press

    1) Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions - $27,000,000

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    Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

    2) Derek Carr,Oakland Raiders - $25,000,000

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    Ric Tapia/Associated Press

    3) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts - $24,594,000

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    Ric Tapia/Associated Press

    4) Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals - $24,350,000

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    Paul Jasienski/Associated Press

    5) Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints - $24,250,000

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    Mark Tenally/Associated Press

    6) Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins - $23,943,600

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    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    7) Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens - $22,133,333

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    Paul Sancya/Associated Press

    8) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers - $22,000,000

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    Ric Tapia/Associated Press

    9) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks - $21,900,000

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    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    10) Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers - $21,850,000

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    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    11) Eli Manning, New York Giants - $21,000,000

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    Matt Patterson/Associated Press

    12) Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers - $20,812,500

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    Mike McCarn/Associated Press

    13) Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers - $20,760,000

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    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    14) Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons - $20,750,000

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    Gregory Payan/Associated Press

    15) Tom Brady, New England Patriots - $20,500,000

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    Winslow Townson/Associated Press

    16) Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins - $19,250,000

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    Jeff Lewis/Associated Press

    17) Von Miller, Denver Broncos - $19,083,333

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    Tom DiPace/Associated Press

    18) Ndamukong Suh, Miami Dolphins - 19,062,500

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    Ric Tapia/Associated Press

    19 - tie) Brock Osweiler, Cleveland Browns - $18,000,000

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    Matt Patterson/Associated Press

    19- tie) Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings - $18,000,000

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    20) Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets - $17,200,000

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    Al Tielemans/Associated Press

    22) Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles - $17,100,000

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    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    23-tie) Olivier Vernon, New York Giants - $17,000,000

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    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    23-tie) Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers - $17,000,000

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    Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press

    23-tie) Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs - $17,000,000

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