Jerry Jones is the archetype. Coming close would either be A.J. Smith of the Chargers or Bill Polian of the Colts.
I'm thinking Ozzie Newsome of the Baltimore Ravens
The GM of the packers right now is Ted Thompson. He is the sole general manager and Mark Murphy is the president/CEO.
LaDainian Tomlinson is the highest paid running back in the NFL as of the 2004 season. He is paid $5.5 million, and is expected to be paid $6.5 in 2005.
The general manager of an NFL team is usually the highest paid employee of the club and reports to the CEO of the team. The salary of an NFL general manager is typically between $1 million and $3 million dollars a year.
They are paid the most in the NFL because they are the most sucesssful team in the NFL and they are awesome.