Salary: $10,718,400, 128th in the NFL
Comparable NBA salary: Moe Harkless’ $10,837,079, 124th in the NBA
Kelce is one of those elite tight ends who is just as productive as the league’s top receivers, as he ranked fifth among all players in yards per touch (13.0), sixth in receiving touchdowns (10), 10th in receiving yards (1,336) and 10th in receptions (103). He was a huge part of the Kansas City Chiefs’ juggernaut offense and he’s now been selected to four Pro Bowls and three All-Pro teams. He’s one of the few players on this list whose salary ranking in the NFL (128th) is very close to what it’d be in the NBA (124th). Kelce’s NBA comparison is Harkless, who’s a solid two-way contributor for the Portland Trail Blazers that is averaging 7.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals this season. Harkless inked his big deal with the Blazers during the summer of 2016, when the cap increased due to the NBA’s new TV deal.