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.
It depends on which rookie running back you are talking about.
It depends how good that running back was during his career.
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
Jevon Kearse had the highest paid NFL salary in 2004
Joe Thomas is the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL. He is making $8.6M per year.
Jamaal Charles 5.7
Monte Kiffin is the highest paid assistant coach in the NFL as of 2014. His contract had a value of 5.1 million dollars.
The referees in an NFL game have a very difficult job in calling the game they are assigned to. The highest paid among the referees is unknown.
Ryan Pontbriand of the Cleveland Browns is currently the highest-paid long snapper in the NFL. He receives a salary of $4,755,000.
They are paid the most in the NFL because they are the most sucesssful team in the NFL and they are awesome.
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.
Chris Johnson is the best running back in the NFL right now!
average weight of an nfl running back is about 215 pounds