According to the National Football Post, Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys makes an average of $18 million per year. In early 2013 the quarterback signed a six-year deal worth $108 million to become the highest paid Cowboy's player ever.
The deal Romo signed was structured in a way that only $55 million was to be guaranteed with the rest depending on health and football performance. By average yearly salary, Tony Romo is the fourth highest paid NFL player behind Joe Flacco, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning. Romo had tremendous leverage before signing a long-term extension with the Dallas Cowboys as he was due to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 NFL season.