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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TODD GURLEY

Salary: $9,200,000, 162nd in the NFL
Comparable NBA salary: Markieff Morris’ $9,173,294, 144th in the NBA

Last season, Gurley easily led the NFL in total touchdowns (21), finishing with three more than the runner-up despite playing in just 14 of 16 games. He also ranked first in rushing touchdowns (17), second in rushing yards per game (89.4), third in rushing yards (1,251) and fourth in total yards from scrimmage (1,831). He was one of the most impactful offensive players in the league and he’s still just 24 years old. Morris is a solid power forward who has averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds over the course of his eight years in the league. He’s currently on his fourth team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he’s averaging 6.5 points and 3.7 rebounds as a reserve while working his way back from a neck injury. While Morris’ salary may be the closest, it’s worth noting that Gurley makes less than Jared Dudley ($9,530,000), Matthew Dellavedova ($9,607,500) and Jon Leuer ($10,002,681). Keep in mind, this comes after signing a contract extension last year that made him the highest-paid running back in NFL history in terms of his per-year average and the deal’s total guarantees.

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