Born Vonnie B’VSean Miller, Von Miller has been lighting up opposing offenses since he started playing in 2011. He started with the Broncos and spent ten full years there, but since has been hopping around, landing with the Los Angeles Rams in time to help them win a Super Bowl in 2022.
After that, he moved on to the Buffalo Bills. He’s a premium talent that opponents always have to think about in the days leading up to the games, and he’s raked in about $144 million while doing so.
Julius Peppers – Defensive End
Julius Peppers spent seventeen years in the NFL, which is a long time for a lot of players, let alone a defensive one.
As a defensive end, he set the edge and hunted down ball carriers with a powerful hunger. He spent most of his time on the Carolina Panthers but was also on the Chicago Bears and their rivals, the Green Bay Packers. He made the Pro Bowl on all three teams and earned about a hundred and sixty-five million simultaneously.
Kirk Cousins — Quarterback
QB Kirk Cousins started his career with the Washington...team, where he shouted, "you like dat?!" as he walked into his post-game press conference on October twenty-fifth after leading a thrilling comeback.
He spent six seasons with the Washington team before being picked up by the Minnesota Vikings, whom he has fleeced to add to his total of about $161 million, all said. As of 2022, he's still playing, so he might creep up in the standings of highest-paid players before he hangs up his cleats for good.
Julio Jones – Wide Receiver
As soon as he joined the Atlanta Falcons in 2011, Julia Jones let others know that he was elite. He was named first and second-team All-Pro a grand total of five times, he's been elected to seven Pro Bowls, he's led the NFL in receiving yards twice...but he's never won a Super Bowl.
That's gotta hurt. He's moved around a little bit now, and he's taking more rest days to ensure a lingering knee issue stays in control. Still, he's gathered a pretty big bag at around a hundred and forty million bucks.
Trent Williams – Offensive Tackle
A bad offensive line means bad QB play, and bad QB play means a bad team. Traditionally. Trent Williams is a great way to make that clear. He was in Washington for about ten years and has since moved to the San Francisco 49ers, where he was made the highest-paid offensive line player in the NFL.
He's made first-team All-Pro in 2021, second-team All-Pro in 2015, and a total of ten Pro Bowls, an incredible number. He's yet to get a ring for his big finger, but he's crying all the way to the bank, having earned about 140 million dollars for his stellar play.