How much are NFL stars paid compared to NBA players?

How much are NFL stars paid compared to NBA players?

Business

How much are NFL stars paid compared to NBA players?

- by

MICHAEL THOMAS

Salary: $2,000,000, 598th in the NFL
Comparable NBA salary: Torrey Craig’s $2,000,000, 337th in the NBA

The New Orleans Saints may have the biggest bargain in the NFL in Alvin Kamara and the second-biggest bargain in Thomas, who is also still on his rookie deal. The 26-year-old wide receiver is paid like many end-of-bench NBA players, yet he’s unquestionably one of the elite talents at his position. He’s a two-time Pro Bowler who led the NFL in receptions last season with 125. Thomas also ranked sixth in receiving yards (1,405), eighth in receiving yards per game (87.8) and 10th in receiving touchdowns (9). Craig makes the exact same salary, but at least he’s a contributor for the Denver Nuggets (starting in 37 games and averaging 5.8 points and 3.6 rebounds). The fact that Thomas makes less than, say, Georgios Papagiannis ($2,400,480) is wild.

, , , , , , ,

To leave a comment, you will need to Sign in or create an account if you already have an account. Typed comments will be lost if you are not signed in.
More HoopsHype