For the 2009 season, Kelvin Hayden, Cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts, earned $17,480,000.
Here is a list for the top 15 highest paid NFL players for the 2010 season, with Peyton Manning on top. http://www.helium.com/items/1928642-highest-paid-nfl-players-of-2010
The second highest paid position in the NFL is actually the left offensive tackle at an average yearly salary of $5.5 million. Why so much? Because he has the job of protecting the blind side of the highest paid player in the NFL, the quarterback.
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Peyton Manning, COLTS