NFL's highest paid safeties: Jamal Adams, Harrison Smith, Justin Simmons lead list
25 safeties now make at least $5 million in average annual salary per year, per overthecap.com, a site that tracks NFL player contracts (through Sept. 10, 2021).
19 make at least $8 million.
13 make at least $10 million.
The highest paid safety in the NFL is the Seattle Seahawks' Jamal Adams, who makes $17.5 million in average annual salary.
The Minnesota Vikings' Harrison Smith, at $16 million per season, is second.
The Denver Broncos' Justin Simmons, who makes $15.25 million per season, is third.
The Arizona Cardinals' Budda Baker is fourth. He makes $14.75 million per season.
Fifth is the Chicago Bears' Eddie Jackson. He makes $14.6 million per season.
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NFL's highest paid safeties (average salary per year):
- 1. Seahawks safety Jamal Adams: $17.5 million
- 2. Vikings safety Harrison Smith: $16 million
- 3. Broncos safety Justin Simmons: $15.25 million
- 4. Cardinals safety Budda Baker: $14.75 million
- 5. Bears safety Eddie Jackson: $14.6 million
- 6. Titans safety Kevin Byard: $14.1 million
- 7. Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu: $14 million
- 8. Washington safety Landon Collins: $14 million
- 9. Patriots safety Devin McCourty: $11.5 million
- 10. Browns safety John Johnson: $11.25 million
- Source: overthecap.com
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To see the 25 NFL safeties who make at least $5 million a year in average salary, ranked from highest average salary to lowest, click here.