Salary: $23,000,000, 13th in the NFL
Comparable NBA salary: Kawhi Leonard’s $23,114,066, 36th in the NBA
Rivers is still an excellent quarterback, as evidenced by the fact that he ranked fifth in passer rating (105.5), sixth in passing touchdowns (32) and eighth in passing yards (4,308) last season. However, at 37 years old, his prime is behind him. At some point soon, the Los Angeles Chargers will need to find their quarterback of the future. This might be the first instance on this list where the NBA player is actually the more productive of the two. Leonard has been tremendous on both ends of the floor this season for the Toronto Raptors, who are a legitimate Eastern Conference contender. Leonard is in the final year of his contract and then he’ll ink a much larger deal this offseason when he’ll be one of the top unrestricted free agents on the market.