ODELL BECKHAM JR.
Salary: $21,000,000, 15th in the NFL
Comparable NBA salary: Victor Oladipo’s $21,000,000, 43rd in the NBA
This is probably one of the closest comparisons on this list. Not only do Beckham and Oladipo make the same exact amount of guaranteed money, they are also both 26-year-olds who are viewed as elite talents at their position (and they were both shockingly traded by the team that selected them early in the first round). Beckham, who is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro selection, is one of the NFL’s most exciting wide receivers and he’s expected to have a huge year after landing in a loaded Cleveland Browns offense that’s led by 2018 No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield. Oladipo made his second-straight All-Star team this year and he was an All-NBA selection last year, although he’s currently recovering from a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee. It is worth noting that Oladipo inked his deal in 2016 when he was still with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016 (so prior to breaking out). If his recent play is any indication, his next deal (which he can sign in 2021) will be much more lucrative.