Show Them the $$$

Show Them the $$$

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.

Once upon a time, NFL players had to work during the off-season to make ends meet. They toiled as steel workers, ranch hands, salesmen and teachers. Those days, of course, are long gone. The average NFL salary is just above $2 million, and “minimum wage” for players is currently $660,000. Here are the top salaries of NFL players with Hawaii ties, courtesy of Spotrac.com:

1 – DeFOREST BUCKNER

DT, Indianapolis Colts 

Punahou School

2021: $17 million

2. TUA TAGOVAILOA

QB, Miami Dolphins

Saint Louis School

2021: $6.88 million

3. KA‘IMI FAIRBAIRN

K, Houston Texans

Punahou School

2021: $4.2 million

4. MARCUS MARIOTA

QB, Las Vegas Raiders

Saint Louis School

2021: $3.5 million

5. KAMU GRUGIER-HILL

LB, Houston Texans

Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama

2021: $2.44 million

6. TYSON ALUALU

DT, Pittsburgh Steelers

Saint Louis School

2021: $2.03 million

7. RIGOBERTO SANCHEZ

P, Indianapolis Colts

University of Hawaii

2021: $2 million

8. MARCUS KEMP

WR, Kansas City Chiefs

University of Hawaii

2021: $850,000

9. NATE HERBIG

OG, Philadelphia Eagles

Saint Louis School

2021: $844,000

10. BRADLEE ANAE

DE, Dallas Cowboys

Kahuku High School

2021: $839,000

11. NETANE MUTI

OG, Denver Broncos

Leilehua High School

2021: $831,000

12. ALOHI GILMAN

S, Los Angeles Chargers

Kahuku High School

2021: $827,000

13. JAHLANI TAVAI

LB, New England Patriots

University of Hawaii

2021: $613,000

T-14. JOHN URSUA

WR, Seattle Seahawks

University of Hawaii

2021: $440,000

T-14. NICK NELSON

CB, Indianapolis Colts

University of Hawaii

2021: $440,000

15. TRAYVON HENDERSON

S, Cincinnati Bengals

University of Hawaii

2021: $128,800 (Practice Squad)

16. BREIDEN FEHOKO

DT, Los Angeles Chargers

Farrington High School

2021: $110,400 (Practice Squad)

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