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How much money do football players make?

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In 2011, players in the NFL earned an average salary of $1.9 million, according to Yahoo! Sports. However, professional football players' salaries vary widely depending on the position they play.

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NFL quarterbacks tend to earn the most of any position, with an average salary of $3,840,017, according to Sports Illustrated. Extremely skilled quarterbacks can earn more than twice that figure; for example, Peyton Manning's salary in 2013 was $15 million. Players at other positions tend to earn considerably less than quarterbacks. For comparison, the average salary for a tight end in the NFL is $1,420,890. There exist outliers at every position, however. For example, the highest paid tight end in the NFL, Zac Miller, earned a $6.8 million salary in 2013.

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