Published by Dan on Sep 14, 2015

2015 NFL Quarterbacks by College

What colleges and conferences have the highest paid NFL players at quarterback?

Top Conferences

Conference Players Salaries
1. SEC 14 $98.8M
2. PAC-12 14 $78.3M
3. Big Ten 12 $66.7M
4. ACC 15 $62.4M
5. FCS 7 $48.9M
6. Big 12 10 $47.6M
7. MWC 5 $35.7M
8. MAC 4 $23.7M
9. WAC 3 $20.2M
10. AAC 3 $7M
11. Big East 4 $5.7M
12. C-USA 6 $2.7M
13. Independent 1 $1.1M

Top Colleges

College Players Salaries
1. Boston College 3 $24.3M
2. USC 4 $23.7M
3. Wisconsin 2 $23.3M
4. California 1 $22M
5. Miami (OH) 2 $22M
6. NC State 2 $21.6M
7. Texas A&M 2 $21.3M
8. Auburn 1 $20.8M
9. Delaware 1 $20.1M
10. Purdue 1 $20M
11. Nevada 1 $19M
12. E Illinois 2 $18.9M
13. Georgia 2 $18.3M
14. Vanderbilt 1 $18.1M
15. Tennessee 3 $18.1M
16. Utah 1 $17M
17. Ole Miss 1 $16.3M
18. TCU 1 $16M
19. Oklahoma 2 $13.7M
20. Michigan 2 $13M
21. Arizona 1 $12.3M
22. Michigan St 3 $8.6M
23. FSU 2 $8.6M
24. Oregon 2 $7.6M
25. Baylor 2 $6M
26. Oregon St 3 $5.7M
27. Stanford 1 $5.5M
28. Missouri 2 $5.3M
29. UCF 1 $5.2M
30. Sam Houston St 1 $4.7M
31. Harvard 1 $3.6M
32. Arkansas 1 $3.5M
33. Maryland 1 $3.3M
34. Virginia Tech 3 $2.7M
35. Clemson 1 $2.1M
36. Virginia 1 $2M
37. Louisville 1 $1.7M
38. Toledo 1 $1.7M
39. Alabama St 1 $1.5M
39. Texas 1 $1.5M
41. Fresno St 1 $1.3M
42. West Virginia 1 $1.3M
43. Northwestern 2 $1.2M
44. Notre Dame 1 $1.1M
45. LA Tech 1 $1.1M
45. Connecticut 1 $1.1M
47. Arizona St 1 $879.2K
48. Colorado St 1 $850.2K
49. Alabama-Birmingham 1 $825K
50. Syracuse 1 $653.4K
51. Pittsburgh 1 $630.1K
52. UCLA 1 $625.9K
53. South Carolina 2 $623.9K
54. Oklahoma St 1 $615K
55. Alabama 1 $600.4K
56. LSU 1 $586.3K
57. Houston 1 $585K
58. Duke 1 $551.5K
59. Tulane 1 $550K
60. Old Dominion 1 $528.3K
61. Miami (FL) 1 $511.7K
62. San Jose St 1 $510K
63. Penn State 1 $495K
64. UTEP 1 $112.2K
64. Iowa 1 $112.2K
64. Tulsa 1 $112.2K
64. Boise State 1 $112.2K
64. SMU 1 $112.2K
64. Ball State 1 $112.2K
64. S Utah 1 $112.2K
64. UNC 1 $112.2K

AAC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Blake Bortles UCF Jaguars QB $5.2M
2. Teddy Bridgewater Louisville Vikings QB $1.7M
3. Garrett Gilbert SMU Raiders QB $112.2K

ACC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Philip Rivers NC State Chargers QB $20.8M
2. Matt Ryan Boston College Falcons QB $20.8M
3. Jameis Winston FSU Buccaneers QB $6.3M
4. Shaun Hill Maryland Vikings QB $3.3M
5. E.J. Manuel FSU Bills QB $2.2M
6. Charlie Whitehurst Clemson Titans QB $2.1M
7. Matt Schaub Virginia Ravens QB $2M
8. Tyrod Taylor Virginia Tech Bills QB $1.1M
9. Mike Glennon NC State Buccaneers QB $776K
10. Logan Thomas Virginia Tech Dolphins QB $663K
11. Tom Savage Pittsburgh Texans QB $630.1K
12. Sean Renfree Duke Falcons QB $551.5K
13. Tyler Murphy Boston College Steelers QB $526.5K
14. Stephen Morris Miami (FL) Eagles QB $511.7K
15. Bryn Renner UNC Ravens QB $112.2K

Big 12

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M Dolphins QB $19.3M
2. Sam Bradford Oklahoma Eagles QB $13M
3. Robert Griffin III Baylor Redskins QB $5.3M
4. Chase Daniel Missouri Chiefs QB $3.3M
5. Blaine Gabbert Missouri 49ers QB $2M
6. Colt McCoy Texas Redskins QB $1.5M
7. Geno Smith West Virginia Jets QB $1.3M
8. Bryce Petty Baylor Jets QB $708.4K
9. Landry Jones Oklahoma Steelers QB $649.8K
10. Brandon Weeden Oklahoma St Cowboys QB $615K

Big East

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Hasselbeck Boston College Colts QB $3M
2. Dan Orlovsky Connecticut Lions QB $1.1M
3. Michael Vick Virginia Tech Steelers QB $970K
4. Ryan Nassib Syracuse Giants QB $653.4K

Big Ten

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Russell Wilson Wisconsin Seahawks QB $21.9M
2. Drew Brees Purdue Saints QB $20M
3. Tom Brady Michigan Patriots QB $9M
4. Brian Hoyer Michigan St Texans QB $5.3M
5. Chad Henne Michigan Jaguars QB $4M
6. Drew Stanton Michigan St Cardinals QB $2.7M
7. Scott Tolzien Wisconsin Packers QB $1.4M
8. Mike Kafka Northwestern Vikings QB $660K
9. Kirk Cousins Michigan St Redskins QB $643.2K
10. Trevor Siemian Northwestern Broncos QB $583.2K
11. Matt McGloin Penn State Raiders QB $495K
12. Ricky Stanzi Iowa Lions QB $112.2K

C-USA

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Joe Webb Alabama-Birmingham Panthers QB $825K
2. Case Keenum Houston Rams QB $585K
3. Ryan Griffin Tulane Buccaneers QB $550K
4. Taylor Heinike Old Dominion Vikings QB $528.3K
5. G.J. Kinne Tulsa Giants QB $112.2K
6. Jameill Showers UTEP Cowboys QB $112.2K

FCS

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Joe Flacco Delaware Ravens QB $20.1M
2. Tony Romo E Illinois Cowboys QB $18M
3. Josh McCown Sam Houston St Browns QB $4.7M
4. Ryan Fitzpatrick Harvard Jets QB $3.6M
5. Tarvaris Jackson Alabama St Seahawks QB $1.5M
6. Jimmy Garoppolo E Illinois Patriots QB $871K
7. Brad Sorensen S Utah Chargers QB $112.2K

Independent

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Jimmy Clausen Notre Dame Bears QB $1.1M

MAC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Ben Roethlisberger Miami (OH) Steelers QB $21.9M
2. Bruce Gradkowski Toledo Steelers QB $1.7M
3. Zac Dysert Miami (OH) Texans QB $112.2K
4. Keith Wenning Ball State Bengals QB $112.2K

MWC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Alex Smith Utah Chiefs QB $17M
2. Andy Dalton TCU Bengals QB $16M
3. Derek Carr Fresno St Raiders QB $1.3M
4. Garrett Grayson Colorado St Saints QB $850.2K
5. David Fales San Jose St Bears QB $510K

PAC-12

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Aaron Rodgers California Packers QB $22M
2. Carson Palmer USC Cardinals QB $16.5M
3. Nick Foles Arizona Rams QB $12.3M
4. Marcus Mariota Oregon Titans QB $6.1M
5. Andrew Luck Stanford Colts QB $5.5M
6. Mark Sanchez USC Eagles QB $4.5M
7. Matt Moore Oregon St Dolphins QB $2.6M
8. Derek Anderson Oregon St Panthers QB $2.4M
9. Matt Cassel USC Bills QB $2M
10. Kellen Clemens Oregon Chargers QB $1.5M
11. Brock Osweiler Arizona St Broncos QB $879.2K
12. Sean Mannion Oregon St Rams QB $768.9K
13. Matt Barkley USC Cardinals QB $684.9K
14. Brett Hundley UCLA Packers QB $625.9K

SEC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Cam Newton Auburn Panthers QB $20.8M
2. Jay Cutler Vanderbilt Bears QB $18.1M
3. Matthew Stafford Georgia Lions QB $17.7M
4. Peyton Manning Tennessee Broncos QB $17M
5. Eli Manning Ole Miss Giants QB $16.3M
6. Ryan Mallett Arkansas Texans QB $3.5M
7. Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Browns QB $2.1M
8. Tyler Bray Tennessee Chiefs QB $962.5K
9. Aaron Murray Georgia Chiefs QB $600.6K
10. A.J. McCarron Alabama Bengals QB $600.4K
11. Zach Mettenberger LSU Titans QB $586.3K
12. Connor Shaw South Carolina Browns QB $511.7K
13. Matt Simms Tennessee Falcons QB $112.2K
14. Dylan Thompson South Carolina 49ers QB $112.2K

WAC

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Colin Kaepernick Nevada 49ers QB $19M
2. Luke McCown LA Tech Saints QB $1.1M
3. Kellen Moore Boise State Cowboys QB $112.2K

Alabama

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. A.J. McCarron Bengals QB $600.4K

Alabama St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Tarvaris Jackson Seahawks QB $1.5M

Alabama-Birmingham

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Joe Webb Panthers QB $825K

Arizona

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Nick Foles Rams QB $12.3M

Arizona St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brock Osweiler Broncos QB $879.2K

Arkansas

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Mallett Texans QB $3.5M

Auburn

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Cam Newton Panthers QB $20.8M

Ball State

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Keith Wenning Bengals QB $112.2K

Baylor

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Robert Griffin III Redskins QB $5.3M
2. Bryce Petty Jets QB $708.4K

Boise State

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Kellen Moore WAC Cowboys QB $112.2K

Boston College

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Ryan ACC Falcons QB $20.8M
2. Matt Hasselbeck Big East Colts QB $3M
3. Tyler Murphy ACC Steelers QB $526.5K

California

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Aaron Rodgers Packers QB $22M

UCLA

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brett Hundley Packers QB $625.9K

UCF

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Blake Bortles AAC Jaguars QB $5.2M

Clemson

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Charlie Whitehurst Titans QB $2.1M

Colorado St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Garrett Grayson Saints QB $850.2K

Connecticut

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Dan Orlovsky Big East Lions QB $1.1M

Delaware

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Joe Flacco Ravens QB $20.1M

Duke

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Sean Renfree Falcons QB $551.5K

E Illinois

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Tony Romo Cowboys QB $18M
2. Jimmy Garoppolo Patriots QB $871K

FSU

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Jameis Winston Buccaneers QB $6.3M
2. E.J. Manuel Bills QB $2.2M

Fresno St

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Derek Carr MWC Raiders QB $1.3M

Georgia

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Matthew Stafford Lions QB $17.7M
2. Aaron Murray Chiefs QB $600.6K

Harvard

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Fitzpatrick Jets QB $3.6M

Houston

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Case Keenum C-USA Rams QB $585K

Iowa

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Ricky Stanzi Lions QB $112.2K

LSU

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Zach Mettenberger Titans QB $586.3K

LA Tech

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Luke McCown WAC Saints QB $1.1M

Louisville

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Teddy Bridgewater AAC Vikings QB $1.7M

Maryland

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Shaun Hill ACC Vikings QB $3.3M

Miami (FL)

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Stephen Morris ACC Eagles QB $511.7K

Miami (OH)

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Ben Roethlisberger Steelers QB $21.9M
2. Zac Dysert Texans QB $112.2K

Michigan

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Tom Brady Patriots QB $9M
2. Chad Henne Jaguars QB $4M

Michigan St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brian Hoyer Texans QB $5.3M
2. Drew Stanton Cardinals QB $2.7M
3. Kirk Cousins Redskins QB $643.2K

Ole Miss

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Eli Manning Giants QB $16.3M

Missouri

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Chase Daniel Big 12 Chiefs QB $3.3M
2. Blaine Gabbert Big 12 49ers QB $2M

Nevada

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Colin Kaepernick WAC 49ers QB $19M

UNC

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Bryn Renner Ravens QB $112.2K

NC State

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Philip Rivers Chargers QB $20.8M
2. Mike Glennon Buccaneers QB $776K

Northwestern

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Mike Kafka Vikings QB $660K
2. Trevor Siemian Broncos QB $583.2K

Notre Dame

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Jimmy Clausen Bears QB $1.1M

Oklahoma

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Sam Bradford Eagles QB $13M
2. Landry Jones Steelers QB $649.8K

Oklahoma St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brandon Weeden Cowboys QB $615K

Old Dominion

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Taylor Heinike Vikings QB $528.3K

Oregon

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Marcus Mariota Titans QB $6.1M
2. Kellen Clemens Chargers QB $1.5M

Oregon St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Moore Dolphins QB $2.6M
2. Derek Anderson Panthers QB $2.4M
3. Sean Mannion Rams QB $768.9K

Penn State

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt McGloin Raiders QB $495K

Pittsburgh

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Tom Savage ACC Texans QB $630.1K

Purdue

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Drew Brees Saints QB $20M

Sam Houston St

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Josh McCown Browns QB $4.7M

San Jose St

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. David Fales MWC Bears QB $510K

South Carolina

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Connor Shaw Browns QB $511.7K
2. Dylan Thompson 49ers QB $112.2K

USC

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Carson Palmer Cardinals QB $16.5M
2. Mark Sanchez Eagles QB $4.5M
3. Matt Cassel Bills QB $2M
4. Matt Barkley Cardinals QB $684.9K

SMU

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Garrett Gilbert AAC Raiders QB $112.2K

S Utah

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Brad Sorensen Chargers QB $112.2K

Stanford

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Andrew Luck Colts QB $5.5M

Syracuse

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Nassib Big East Giants QB $653.4K

Tennessee

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Peyton Manning Broncos QB $17M
2. Tyler Bray Chiefs QB $962.5K
3. Matt Simms Falcons QB $112.2K

Texas

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Colt McCoy Redskins QB $1.5M

Texas A&M

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Tannehill Big 12 Dolphins QB $19.3M
2. Johnny Manziel SEC Browns QB $2.1M

TCU

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Andy Dalton MWC Bengals QB $16M

UTEP

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Jameill Showers C-USA Cowboys QB $112.2K

Toledo

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Bruce Gradkowski Steelers QB $1.7M

Tulane

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Ryan Griffin C-USA Buccaneers QB $550K

Tulsa

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. G.J. Kinne Giants QB $112.2K

Utah

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Alex Smith MWC Chiefs QB $17M

Vanderbilt

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Jay Cutler Bears QB $18.1M

Virginia

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Matt Schaub Ravens QB $2M

Virginia Tech

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Tyrod Taylor ACC Bills QB $1.1M
2. Michael Vick Big East Steelers QB $970K
3. Logan Thomas ACC Dolphins QB $663K

West Virginia

Name Conf. NFL Pos Salary
1. Geno Smith Big 12 Jets QB $1.3M

Wisconsin

Name NFL Pos Salary
1. Russell Wilson Seahawks QB $21.9M
2. Scott Tolzien Packers QB $1.4M
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