NFL Salaries: Top Salaries for Running Backs

USATSI_8278251_154224518_lowresBelow is a list of the Top 10 running back salaries for the 2012 NFL season. A guy on this list has led the league in rushing four times, rushing touchdowns three times, and rushing yards per game four times. Four guys on this list have one of the top 30 rushing games ever (Adrian Peterson is on the list twice). Michael Turner and DeAngelo Williams (twice) have each scored at least four rushing touchdowns in a game while Chris Johnson has three of the 15 longest runs from scrimmage under his belt.

1. Chris Johnson, Titans – $8,000,000
2. Adrian Peterson, Vikiings – $8,000,000
3. Stephen Jackson, Rams – $7,000,000
4. Darren McFadden, Raiders – $5,650,000
5. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers - $5,250,000
6. Michael Turner, Falcons - $5,000,000
7. Arian Foster, Texans - $5,000,000
8. Reggie Bush, Dolphins - $4,500,000
9. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars - $4,450,000
10. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks - $4,000,000

Most notable running backs not on this list: Ahmad Bradshaw ($3 million in 2012), Frank Gore ($2 million in 2012), and LeSean McCoy ($615,000 in 2012)

All salary information provided by spotrac.com.

Phillip Barnett is the Senior NFL Editor at Sports City and is currently suffering through a decade long (and counting) playoff drought from the Oakland Raiders.


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