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NFL Players Make Lots of Money

by Ryan Hudson

USA Today released the 2007 salaries for every NFL player today, and you might be surprised to see who’s at the top. Here’s a hint: he’s scored exactly one touchdown in his NFL career.

If you guessed Colts’ defensive end Dwight Freeney, then you’re a big winner. The 2002 1st-round draft pick will earn an ARod-like $30.75 million this season. In second place, over $13-million behind Freeney, is Rams’ quarterback Marc Bulger.

To put those numbers in a different perspective, Freeney made $3,416,666.67 per game this year (he’s out for the rest of the season with a broken foot), and Bulger has banked $2,917,006.67 for every touchdown he’s thrown. Yep, all six of them.