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2015 Defense average Rankings

Player 2015 average
1

J.J. Watt

Defensive End
$16,667,571
2

Mario Williams

Defensive End
$16,000,000
3

Gerald McCoy

Defensive Tackle
$15,866,667
4

Robert Quinn

Defensive End
$14,253,724
5

Patrick Peterson

Cornerback
$14,010,000
6

Richard Sherman

Cornerback
$14,000,000
7

Joe Haden

Cornerback
$13,500,000
8

Clay Matthews

Outside Linebacker
$13,200,000
9

Charles Johnson

Defensive End
$12,666,667
10

Trent Cole

Outside Linebacker
$12,131,250
11

Haloti Ngata

Defensive Tackle
$12,131,000
12

Chris Long

Defensive End
$12,050,000
13

Darrelle Revis

Cornerback
$12,000,000
14

Tamba Hali

Outside Linebacker
$11,500,000
15

Calais Campbell

Defensive End
$11,000,000
16

Geno Atkins

Defensive Tackle
$10,665,400
17

Junior Galette

Outside Linebacker
$10,375,000
18

Brandon Carr

Cornerback
$10,020,000
19

Patrick Willis

Inside Linebacker
$10,000,000

DeMarcus Ware

Defensive End
$10,000,000

Earl Thomas

Safety
$10,000,000
22

Johnathan Joseph

Cornerback
$9,750,000

Sam Shields

Cornerback
$9,750,000

Leon Hall

Cornerback
$9,750,000
25

Lawrence Timmons

Inside Linebacker
$9,559,150
26

Aqib Talib

Cornerback
$9,500,000
27

Navorro Bowman

Inside Linebacker
$9,050,000
28

Jairus Byrd

Safety
$9,000,000

Robert Mathis

Outside Linebacker
$9,000,000

Jurrell Casey

Defensive End
$9,000,000

Vontae Davis

Cornerback
$9,000,000
32

Michael Johnson

Defensive End
$8,750,000

Brian Cushing

Inside Linebacker
$8,750,000
34

Julius Peppers

Outside Linebacker
$8,666,667
35

Everson Griffen

Defensive End
$8,500,000

Chris Harris

Cornerback
$8,500,000
37

Eric Berry

Safety
$8,340,717
38

Lardarius Webb

Cornerback
$8,333,333
39

James Laurinaitis

Inside Linebacker
$8,300,000
40

Dashon Goldson

Safety
$8,250,000
41

Paul Kruger

Outside Linebacker
$8,100,000
42

Brent Grimes

Cornerback
$8,000,000

Eric Weddle

Safety
$8,000,000

Daryl Washington

Inside Linebacker
$8,000,000

Jared Allen

Defensive End
$8,000,000
46

Carlos Dunlap

Defensive End
$7,874,000
47

DeMeco Ryans

Inside Linebacker
$7,800,000
48

Vince Wilfork

Defensive Tackle
$7,666,667
49

Paul Posluszny

Inside Linebacker
$7,500,000
50

Donald Butler

Inside Linebacker
$7,400,000
51

Kyle Williams

Defensive Tackle
$7,287,500
52

Jason McCourty

Cornerback
$7,173,333
53

Cliff Avril

Defensive End
$7,125,000

Michael Bennett

Defensive End
$7,125,000
55

Jerod Mayo

Inside Linebacker
$7,121,429
56

Reshad Jones

Safety
$7,003,000
57

Kam Chancellor

Safety
$7,000,502
58

Lamarr Houston

Defensive End
$7,000,000

Michael Griffin

Safety
$7,000,000

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Cornerback
$7,000,000

Donte Whitner

Safety
$7,000,000

Dannell Ellerbe

Outside Linebacker
$7,000,000

Sean Lee

Inside Linebacker
$7,000,000
64

Jason Hatcher

Defensive End
$6,875,000
65

Desmond Bryant

Defensive End
$6,800,000
66

K.J. Wright

Outside Linebacker
$6,750,000
67

Ahmad Brooks

Outside Linebacker
$6,733,333
68

Cameron Wake

Defensive End
$6,640,000
69

Arthur Jones

Defensive Tackle
$6,600,000
70

Aaron Williams

Safety
$6,501,961
71

Alterraun Verner

Cornerback
$6,437,500
72

Paul Soliai

Defensive Tackle
$6,400,000
73

Chad Greenway

Outside Linebacker
$6,300,000
74

Linval Joseph

Defensive Tackle
$6,250,000

Allen Bailey

Defensive End
$6,250,000
76

Morgan Burnett

Safety
$6,187,500
77

Cortez Allen

Cornerback
$6,150,000
78

William Moore

Safety
$6,000,000

Connor Barwin

Outside Linebacker
$6,000,000

Karlos Dansby

Inside Linebacker
$6,000,000
81

Troy Polamalu

Safety
$5,875,000
82

Jon Beason

Inside Linebacker
$5,666,667

Cary Williams

Cornerback
$5,666,667
84

T.J. Ward

Safety
$5,625,000
85

Brian Robison

Defensive End
$5,600,000

Tim Jennings

Cornerback
$5,600,000

Brandon Browner

Cornerback
$5,600,000
88

Jadeveon Clowney

Outside Linebacker
$5,568,250
89

Derrick Johnson

Inside Linebacker
$5,530,000
90

Sean Smith

Cornerback
$5,500,000

D'Qwell Jackson

Inside Linebacker
$5,500,000

Cortland Finnegan

Cornerback
$5,500,000

Curtis Lofton

Inside Linebacker
$5,500,000
94

Von Miller

Outside Linebacker
$5,250,095
95

Antoine Bethea

Safety
$5,250,000
96

Philip Wheeler

Outside Linebacker
$5,200,000

Elvis Dumervil

Outside Linebacker
$5,200,000
98

LaMarr Woodley

Outside Linebacker
$5,175,000

Terrell Suggs

Outside Linebacker
$5,175,000
100

Malcolm Jenkins

Safety
$5,166,667