Salary Rankings

Listing the top salaries, cap hits, cash, earnings, contracts, and bonuses, for all active players.

1996 Cash Rankings

Player cash
1

Emmitt Smith

Running Back
$11,500,000
2

Dan Marino

Quarterback
$9,210,000
3

Neil O'Donnell

Quarterback
$8,500,000
4

Quentin Coryatt

Linebacker
$8,300,000
5

Aeneas Williams

Cornerback
$8,200,000
6

John Elway

Quarterback
$8,020,000
7

Keyshawn Johnson

Wide Receiver
$7,372,000
8

Troy Vincent

Cornerback
$7,000,000
9

Simeon Rice

Defensive End
$6,970,625
10

Cornelius Bennett

Outside Linebacker
$6,850,000
11

Jerry Rice

Wide Receiver
$5,600,000
12

John Fina

Tackle
$5,300,000
13

Cris Carter

Wide Receiver
$5,265,000
14

Dave Brown

Quarterback
$5,250,000

Junior Seau

Linebacker
$5,250,000
16

Russell Maryland

Defensive Tackle
$5,100,000
17

Reggie White

Defensive End
$5,000,000

Lomas Brown

Tackle
$5,000,000
19

Rodney Hampton

Running Back
$4,850,000

Michael Strahan

Defensive End
$4,850,000
21

Issac Bruce

Wide Receiver
$4,626,250
22

Steve Young

Quarterback
$4,475,000
23

Barry Sanders

Running Back
$4,346,500
24

Warren Moon

Quarterback
$4,300,000
25

Todd Lyght

Cornerback
$4,010,000
26

Troy Aikman

Quarterback
$4,000,000
27

Thurman Thomas

Running Back
$3,900,000
28

Jeff George

Quarterback
$3,636,000
29

Brett Favre

Quarterback
$3,600,000
30

Eddie George

Running Back
$3,325,000
31

Bruce Matthews

Guard
$3,210,000
32

Ray Brown

Guard
$3,200,412
33

Phil Hansen

Defensive End
$3,100,000

Harvey Williams

Running Back
$3,100,000
35

Walt Harris

Cornerback
$3,066,000
36

Cris Dishman

Cornerback
$3,060,000
37

Tim Brown

Wide Receiver
$3,000,000
38

Herman Moore

Wide Receiver
$2,950,000
39

James Francis

Linebacker
$2,925,000
40

Jim Kelly

Quarterback
$2,915,000
41

Bern Brostek

Center
$2,700,200
42

Dale Carter

Cornerback
$2,700,000
43

Pat Harlow

Tackle
$2,600,000
44

Brad Johnson

Quarterback
$2,550,000
45

Marvin Harrison

Wide Receiver
$2,510,000
46

Mo Lewis

Linebacker
$2,500,000

Cortez Kennedy

Defensive Tackle
$2,500,000
48

Lamar Lathon

Linebacker
$2,400,000

Will Shields

Guard
$2,400,000

Eric Turner

Safety
$2,400,000
51

Randall McDaniel

Guard
$2,300,000
52

Carl Pickens

Wide Receiver
$2,250,000
53

Andy Heck

Tackle
$2,200,000

Bruce Smith

Defensive End
$2,200,000
55

Alvin Harper

Wide Receiver
$2,100,000
56

Jeff Blake

Quarterback
$2,050,000
57

Terry Allen

Running Back
$2,000,000

Andre Rison

Wide Receiver
$2,000,000

Tony Bennett

Linebacker
$2,000,000
60

Eric Moulds

Wide Receiver
$1,975,430
61

Jason Elam

Kicker
$1,845,000
62

Richmond Webb

Tackle
$1,825,000
63

Ray Buchanan

Cornerback
$1,800,000
64

Steve Christie

Kicker
$1,750,000

Ray Lewis

Linebacker
$1,750,000
66

Drew Bledsoe

Quarterback
$1,600,000

Anthony Smith

Defensive End
$1,600,000

Henry Jones

Safety
$1,600,000
69

Larry Brown

Cornerback
$1,550,000
70

Renaldo Turnbull

Linebacker
$1,500,000

Jackie Harris

Tight End
$1,500,000

Steve Atwater

Free Safety
$1,500,000

LeRoy Butler

Safety
$1,500,000

Chris Chandler

Quarterback
$1,500,000
75

Marshall Faulk

Running Back
$1,479,000
76

Robert Porcher

Defensive End
$1,450,000

Jamal Anderson

Running Back
$1,450,000
78

Dan Wilkinson

Defensive Tackle
$1,447,500
79

Joey Galloway

Wide Receiver
$1,437,500
80

Stanley Richard

Safety
$1,400,000
81

Shannon Sharpe

Tight End
$1,360,000
82

Sean Gilbert

Defensive Tackle
$1,250,000
83

Steve McNair

Quarterback
$1,228,750
84

Andre Reed

Wide Receiver
$1,200,000

Ray Agnew

Defensive Tackle
$1,200,000

Trent Dilfer

Quarterback
$1,200,000

Terrell Davis

Running Back
$1,200,000
88

Tony Boselli

Tackle
$1,175,000
89

Mark Carrier

Safety
$1,100,000
90

Henry Thomas

Defensive Tackle
$1,067,000
91

Lawyer Milloy

Safety
$1,035,000
92

Ty Detmer

Quarterback
$1,011,500
93

Torrance Small

Wide Receiver
$1,000,000

Steve Walsh

Quarterback
$1,000,000
95

Steve Beuerlein

Quarterback
$980,000
96

JB Brown

Cornerback
$970,000
97

Marcus Allen

Running Back
$950,000
98

Ki-Jana Carter

Running Back
$946,000
99

Billy Joe Hobert

Quarterback
$940,000
100

Bryant Young

Defensive Tackle
$865,000
101

Ted Washington

Defensive Tackle
$800,000

Larry Centers

Fullback
$800,000

Boomer Esiason

Quarterback
$800,000
104

Kerry Collins

Quarterback
$790,000
105

Brian Dawkins

Safety
$665,000
106

John Lynch

Safety
$650,000

Steve Emtman

Defensive End
$650,000
108

Kevin Carter

Defensive End
$642,000
109

Vinny Testaverde

Quarterback
$640,000
110

Dan Williams

Defensive End
$633,500
111

Derek Brown

Tight End
$625,000

Chris Singleton

Linebacker
$625,000
113

Jerome Bettis

Running Back
$621,250
114

Tom Carter

Cornerback
$612,500
115

Rich Gannon

Quarterback
$600,000
116

Tim Bowens

Defensive Tackle
$559,000
117

Wally Williams

Guard
$522,000
118

Derrick Brooks

Linebacker
$512,500
119

Deion Sanders

Cornerback
$492,000
120

Warren Sapp

Defensive Tackle
$472,500
121

Kevin Williams

Wide Receiver
$460,000
122

Rashaan Salaam

Running Back
$455,000
123

Jim McMahon

Quarterback
$450,000
124

Terrell Owens

Wide Receiver
$422,000
125

Mark Rypien

Quarterback
$400,000

Mike Pritchard

Wide Receiver
$400,000
127

Qadry Ismail

Wide Receiver
$387,093
128

Brent Alexander

Safety
$385,000
129

Ben Coleman

Guard
$371,250
130

Mike Caldwell

Linebacker
$361,000
131

Wayne Chrebet

Wide Receiver
$350,000
132

Bert Emanuel

Wide Receiver
$345,000
133

Todd Collins

Quarterback
$327,500
134

Charles McRae

Tackle
$300,000

Kordell Stewart

Quarterback
$300,000

Desmond Howard

Wide Receiver
$300,000
137

Steve Broussard

Running Back
$285,000
138

Randal Hill

Wide Receiver
$280,000
139

Mike Croel

Linebacker
$275,000
140

Eric Green

Tight End
$263,235
141

Zach Wiegert

Tackle
$256,000
142

Ken Dilger

Tight End
$250,000
143

Rodney Harrison

Safety
$220,000
144

Curtis Martin

Running Back
$206,000
145

Dorsey Levens

Running Back
$203,500
146

Rich Braham

Center
$202,500
147

Stoney Case

Quarterback
$200,625
148

Dexter Carter

Running Back
$200,000

Rod Smith

Wide Receiver
$200,000
150

Jason Gildon

Linebacker
$198,000
151

Ronnie Bradford

Cornerback
$196,000
152

Rodney Thomas

Running Back
$187,500

Antonio Freeman

Wide Receiver
$187,500
154

Kwamie Lassiter

Safety
$184,000
155

Rob Johnson

Quarterback
$164,000
156

Hollis Thomas

Defensive Tackle
$136,000
157

Adam Vinatieri

Kicker
$135,000
158

Tommy Bennett

Safety
$131,000
159

Kelly Holcomb

Quarterback
$23,117