How much are NFL stars paid compared to NBA players?

How much are NFL stars paid compared to NBA players?

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How much are NFL stars paid compared to NBA players?

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ALVIN KAMARA

Salary: $1,050,693, 726th in the NFL
Comparable NBA salary: Melvin Frazier’s $1,050,000, 439th in the NBA

Kamara is one of the biggest bargains in the NFL since the New Orleans Saints selected him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The 23-year-old became the first player in NFL history to record 1,000 receiving yards and 1,000 rushing yards in his first 20 career games. Last season, he ranked second in the league in total touchdowns (18) and sixth in all-purpose yards (1,800). He made the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons in the league, and he should only be more productive going forward since he’ll no longer be splitting carries with Mark Ingram in the Saints’ backfield. In the NBA, Kamara would be one of the lowest-paid roster players. He’s earning only slightly more than Frazier, who has averaged just 1.4 points in nine games for the Orlando Magic this season. Kamara is one of the NFL’s top stars, but his guaranteed salary is comparable to most end-of-bench NBA players.

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