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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DESHAUN WATSON

Salary: $3,778,440, 381st in the NFL
Comparable NBA salary: Kevin Knox’s $3,744,840, 240th in the NBA

Watson is another example of a player who’s outperforming his salary because he’s on his rookie contract. Last season, he ranked second in the NFL in game-winning drives (5), sixth in passer rating (103.1), seventh in in total offensive yards (4,332), seventh in completion percentage (68.3) and ninth in yards per completion (12.1). And he’s still just 23 years old, so he should only continue to get better. Barring an injury, he’ll sign a very lucrative contract in a few years. For now, his NBA comparison is Knox, who’s on the first year of his rookie contract after being selected No. 9 overall last June. He’s averaging 12.6 points and 4.4 rebounds for the New York Knicks, but he’s still just 19 years old and very much a project.

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