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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ANDREW LUCK

Salary: $27,525,000, 4th in the NFL
Comparable NBA salary: DeMar DeRozan’s $27,739,975, 16th in the NBA

While Luck is the fourth-highest paid player in the NFL, he wouldn’t even crack the Top-16 in the NBA. He is a four-time Pro Bowler, but injuries have limited him since he entered the NFL as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft. He signed a six-year extension with the Indianapolis Colts in 2016 that made him the highest-paid player in the NFL at the time. However, he underwent surgery on his right shoulder later that year and was then forced to miss the entire 2017 season. Luck managed to return last season and he had a really strong campaign. In fact, he was named the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year after throwing the second-most touchdowns (39) and fifth-most passing yards (4,593) in the league. Hopefully, Luck can resume his promising career without any health concerns. The comparison to DeRozan isn’t too far off. When Luck is at his best, he’s extremely productive and can help a team win a lot of games – even going as deep as the Conference Championship in 2014. However, he hasn’t managed to reach that top tier yet (such as making an All-Pro team).

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