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How Much Do Football Players Get Paid A Year?

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For the year 2009, the median salary of an NFL football player was around $1.4 million ever year. Quarterbacks are at the top of the pay band, with most of them earning nearly $2 million a year. Behind them are the defensive ends, who are paid at around the $1.5 mill ion mark. The tight ends had the lowest median salary, getting around $850,000 every year for playing football.

Many people don't know that the NFL actually has its own minimum payment requirement. This is based on the amount of years that the player has played NFL. The minimum in 2009 for a rookie player was at the $310,000 mark, and the number reaches $860,000 for a veteran player that has ten years or more experience in playing NFL. There is also salary that's based on draft order. High draft picks in the NFL actually receive a large sum of money during their first contract, and will generally be signed to long contracts which extend to between four and six years. These contracts are based on previous example, looking at players that have a similar position and a similar draft ranking. The amount of cash decreases from pick to pick, and this means that the exact position that a rookie is drafted in will generally determine how much the first contract is.

An NFL team also has the right to provide on player every season with the franchise tag. This prevents the player from entering free agency at any time. The team will then sign the player to a one year deal for a salary that is equivalent to the top five highest paid players in the same position as him. Contract salaries also differ every year, so they are not always set in stone.
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Ok so footballers have short careers but that doesnt mean they can't do anything else after they retire from playing.  They could go into a coaching or managerial role and still carry on earning a decent amount.  I think it is absolutely disgusting how much these guys get.  Lets take John Terry for example.  He gets 100,000 a week.  Divide that by 7 to see what he gets a day (£14,285) then divide that by 24 to see what he gets an hour (£595!!!)  So his hourly rate is 525 quid an hour, and thats every hour of every day, even when he is asleep.  Not bein funny, but I know people who get that per MONTH and are expected to get by.  I don't know how anyone can justify these guys gettin paid that much when there are FAAARRRRR more deserving people out there like doctors, nurses, emergency service crews, lifeboatmen, teachers etc.
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It depends from player to player and league to league. As of the start of 2007, the minimum salary in the NFL is $285,000. A very good player can make up to 8 figures.
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They make money according how good they are but an example is Donavan Donavan gets paid 2.11 million
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The pay of the football players depend on which league they are playing for. It varies from league to league and it also depends on the quality of football, that a player is able to show. E.g the Players from the arena football league make around $50,000-$250,000 an year. Similarly, National Football League pays around $1.4 million in an year.
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Way to much! All of these players in sports get paid to much. How about we start paying our public service people like police, firemen etc those salaries and pay the sports figures $50,000 a year. Let's see if the athletes love the game enough then to still play.
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11mil
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The most money that a footballer gets is 1,000,000 a week,but only for some football players
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Anywhere from 500 a week during spring training to multi million dollar contracts of the superstars
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Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger makers 12.75 Million a year.  Hes a great quarterback. He will be one of the NLFs elite quarterbacks. He just gets better and better every year.  GO STEELERS!!
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Anything up 2 175,000 a week for a top player and 5,000 a week prob for a lower team player
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They get paid millions a year thousands a month and hundreds a day even if they're nit on the pitch, there's people out there who should get paid way more.
But I suppose you wouldn't be complaining if you earned that, or you were married to one lol ;)
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In a wordlots! But they don't have long careers so you could look at it like a smash n' grab where they get as much as they can before their time runs out!
Since Sky bought rights to televise football games in the premiership wages have increased so much that now average players in the premier league are earning above 10000 a week. Superstars like David Beckham, John Terry and Frank Lampard are earning over 100000 a week.
Of course this doesn't seem fair wen supporters scrabble around and save their pennies to afford tickets to games, which go for about 50 nowadays.
Yet football players will argue they live luxury lives, they are media personalities, they need to spend loads of money to remain visible in order to earn money from sponsorships and other things that come as part of the personality package. Plus they have to deal with media intrusion, fifty thousand fans screaming at them if they do something wrong in their job and they have a talent. If that's worth 100,000 a week, you decide!

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If I was a football player I would be able to  buy a house nice clothes and I would still give money to random people and charity wit all that money
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They should get nothing because I play and get nothing so why should they get money !XX:D
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They make thousands a month. Its kind of unfair in my opinion. People should get paid that sort of money for risking their lives or serving the country or something. Doing something to help the community. Not for prancing about on a bit of grass. Thats what I think anyway. No offence to anyone
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They get paid a fair bit. Considerably more than the average hourly rate. I get paid £64,000 annualy after tax - excluding my bonuses... Not to mention my 8-10% increase each year. Mind you I wouldn't mind getting paid for my 11-a-side training. But for now my 64K basic does me just fine thank you very much :D
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They get paid to much, and they get money for poblistity which is stupid because we don't want to no

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