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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SAQUON BARKLEY

Salary: $7,089,716, 229th in the NFL
Comparable NBA salary: Lance Thomas’ $7,119,650, 174th in the NBA

Both players are on New York teams, as Barkley stars for the Giants and Thomas is a seldom-used role player for the Knicks. Thomas has appeared in just 40 games this season, averaging 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game. Barkley was the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s NFL Draft and was extremely productive this year, leading the NFL in all-purpose yards (2,028) and scoring the third-most total touchdowns (15). Keep in mind that this was Barkley’s rookie salary (so he should get a bigger payday at some point down the road), but this comparison still has to be somewhat frustrating for Barkley.

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