Updated by Dan on Sep 1, 2022

Big Ten player salaries in the 2022 NFL season

What Big Ten schools have the most and highest paid NFL players in 2022?
How it works

College # Salary
1. Ohio State 56 $315.8M
2. Wisconsin 29 $159.2M
3. Penn State 37 $141.4M
4. Michigan 38 $136.5M
5. Iowa 34 $119M
6. Maryland 12 $87.5M
7. Michigan State 15 $71.5M
8. Nebraska 18 $56.2M
9. Minnesota 14 $32.6M
10. Rutgers 13 $32.1M
11. Illinois 15 $26.6M
12. Northwestern 8 $23.3M
13. Purdue 12 $22.3M
14. Indiana 7 $18.7M

Illinois

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Ted Karras Illinois Bengals C $6M
2. Dawuane Smoot Illinois Jaguars DE $5M
3. Clayton Fejedelem Illinois Dolphins S $2.9M
4. Justin Hardee Illinois Jets CB $2.3M
5. Kerby Joseph Illinois Lions S $1.3M
6. Kendrick Green Illinois Steelers G $1.2M
7. Jihad Ward Illinois Giants DE $1.2M
8. Vederian Lowe Illinois Vikings T $964.5K
9. Doug Kramer Illinois Bears C $954.5K
10. Nate Hobbs Illinois Raiders CB $945.8K
11. Tony Adams Illinois Jets S $856.7K
12. Jake Hansen Illinois Texans LB $855.8K
13. Milo Eifler Illinois Commanders LB $825K
14. Del'Shawn Phillips Illinois Ravens LB $780K
15. Nick Allegretti Illinois Chiefs G $658K

Indiana

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Rodger Saffold Indiana Bills G $6.3M
2. Ian Thomas Indiana Panthers TE $5.7M
3. Dan Feeney Indiana Jets G $3M
4. Nate Sudfeld Indiana Lions QB $1M
5. Micah McFadden Indiana Giants LB $1M
6. Nick Westbrook Indiana Titans WR $895K
7. Peyton Hendershot Indiana Cowboys TE $858.3K

Iowa

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Brandon Scherff Iowa Jaguars G $16.5M
2. George Kittle Iowa 49ers TE $15M
3. Amani Hooker Iowa Titans S $11M
4. Micah Hyde Iowa Bills SS $9.6M
5. James Daniels Iowa Steelers G $8.8M
6. Josey Jewell Iowa Broncos ILB $5.5M
7. Christian Kirksey Iowa Texans ILB $5M
8. T.J. Hockenson Iowa Lions TE $5M
9. Tristan Wirfs Iowa Buccaneers T $4.1M
10. Austin Blythe Iowa Seahawks C $4M
11. Desmond King Iowa Texans CB $3.5M
12. Tyler Linderbaum Iowa Ravens C $3.3M
13. Noah Fant Iowa Seahawks TE $3.1M
14. Riley Reiff Iowa Bears T $3M
15. C.J. Beathard Iowa Jaguars QB $2.5M
16. A.J. Epenesa Iowa Bills DE $1.5M
17. Chauncey Golston Iowa Cowboys DE $1.2M
18. Michael Ojemudia Iowa Broncos CB $1.2M
19. Ike Boettger Iowa Bills G $1.2M
19. Carl Davis Iowa Patriots DT $1.2M
19. Casey Kreiter Iowa Giants LS $1.2M
22. Dane Belton Iowa Giants S $1.1M
23. Ben Niemann Iowa Cardinals LB $1M
23. James Ferentz Iowa Patriots C $1M
25. Ihmir Smith-Marsete Iowa Bears WR $949.7K
26. Nick Niemann Iowa Chargers LB $923.5K
27. Geno Stone Iowa Ravens S $895K
27. Kristian Welch Iowa Ravens LB $895K
29. Caleb Shudak Iowa Titans K $856.7K
30. Anthony Nelson Iowa Buccaneers OLB $823K
31. Alaric Jackson Iowa Rams T $815K
32. Matt Nelson Iowa Lions T $780K
32. Jake Gervase Iowa Rams S $780K
34. Parker Hesse Iowa Falcons TE $742.5K

Maryland

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Stefon Diggs Maryland Bills WR $24M
2. D.J. Moore Maryland Panthers WR $20.6M
3. J.C. Jackson Maryland Chargers CB $16.5M
4. Yannick Ngakoue Maryland Colts DE $13M
5. Quinton Jefferson Maryland Seahawks DT $4.8M
6. Darnell Savage Maryland Packers S $3.1M
7. Nick Cross Maryland Colts S $1.3M
8. Chig Okonkwo Maryland Titans TE $1M
9. Jake Funk Maryland Rams RB $897.1K
10. Michael Dunn Maryland Browns T $895K
11. Byron Cowart Maryland Colts DT $704.9K
12. Ty Johnson Maryland Jets RB $673K

Michigan

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Taylor Lewan Michigan Titans LT $16M
2. Frank Clark Michigan Chiefs DE $15.1M
3. Tom Brady Michigan Buccaneers QB $15M
4. Brandon Graham Michigan Eagles DE $13.3M
5. Graham Glasgow Michigan Broncos G $11M
6. Aidan Hutchinson Michigan Lions DE $8.9M
7. Bryan Mone Michigan Seahawks DT $5.5M
8. Mason Cole Michigan Steelers C $5.3M
9. Jourdan Lewis Michigan Cowboys CB $4.5M
10. Rashan Gary Michigan Packers OLB $4M
11. Kwity Paye Michigan Colts DE $3.4M
12. Cesar Ruiz Michigan Saints C $3.2M
13. Daxton Hill Michigan Bengals S $2.9M
14. Chris Wormley Michigan Steelers DT $2.3M
15. Chad Henne Michigan Chiefs QB $2M
15. Jabrill Peppers Michigan Patriots S $2M
17. David Ojabo Michigan Ravens DE $2M
18. Josh Uche Michigan Patriots OLB $1.3M
19. Jalen Mayfield Michigan Falcons T $1.3M
20. Nico Collins Michigan Texans WR $1.2M
21. Ambry Thomas Michigan 49ers CB $1.2M
22. Maurice Hurst Michigan 49ers DT $1.2M
23. Hassan Haskins Michigan Titans RB $1.1M
24. Chase Winovich Michigan Browns DE $956.8K
25. David Long Michigan Rams CB $950.3K
26. Ben Bredeson Michigan Giants G $947.4K
27. Andrew Stueber Michigan Patriots T $935.9K
28. Chris Evans Michigan Bengals RB $913.2K
29. Camaron Cheeseman Michigan Commanders LS $902.7K
30. Michael Danna Michigan Chiefs DE $889.7K
31. Mike Onwenu Michigan Patriots G $874.4K
32. Donovan Peoples-Jones Michigan Browns WR $870.4K
33. Jon Runyan Michigan Packers G $867.4K
34. Josh Ross Michigan Ravens ILB $856.7K
35. Quinn Nordin Michigan Patriots K $808.3K
36. Zach Gentry Michigan Steelers TE $716.1K
37. Donovan Jeter Michigan Commanders DT $705K
38. Josh Metellus Michigan Vikings S $695K

Michigan State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Kirk Cousins Michigan State Vikings QB $35M
2. Jack Conklin Michigan State Browns RT $14M
3. Brian Allen Michigan State Rams C $6M
4. William Gholston Michigan State Buccaneers DE $4.5M
5. Kenneth Walker Michigan State Seahawks RB $2.1M
6. Brian Hoyer Michigan State Patriots QB $2M
7. Taybor Pepper Michigan State 49ers LS $1M
8. Josiah Scott Michigan State Eagles CB $984.7K
9. Jalen Nailor Michigan State Vikings WR $960.2K
10. Connor Heyward Michigan State Steelers TE $953.8K
11. Justin Layne Michigan State Giants CB $920.8K
12. Joe Bachie Michigan State Bengals LB $895K
13. Kenny Willekes Michigan State Vikings DE $780K
14. Andrew Dowell Michigan State Saints LB $660K
14. Naquan Jones Michigan State Titans DT $660K

Minnesota

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. De'Vondre Campbell Minnesota Packers ILB $10M
2. Eric Murray Minnesota Texans FS $4M
3. Damien Wilson Minnesota Panthers LB $3.5M
4. Rashod Bateman Minnesota Ravens WR $3.1M
5. Boye Mafe Minnesota Seahawks DE $2.1M
6. Antoine Winfield Jr. Minnesota Buccaneers S $1.8M
7. Benjamin St-Juste Minnesota Commanders CB $1.3M
8. Maxx Williams Minnesota Cardinals TE $1.3M
9. Daniel Faalele Minnesota Ravens T $1.1M
10. Esezi Otomewo Minnesota Vikings DE $992.3K
11. Ko Kieft Minnesota Buccaneers TE $948K
12. Tyler Johnson Minnesota Texans WR $902.4K
13. Carter Coughlin Minnesota Giants OLB $851.3K
14. Blake Cashman Minnesota Texans LB $705.8K

Nebraska

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Randy Gregory Nebraska Broncos OLB $14M
2. Lavonte David Nebraska Buccaneers ILB $12.5M
3. Maliek Collins Nebraska Texans DT $8.5M
4. Nick Gates Nebraska Giants G $3.4M
5. Cethan Carter Nebraska Dolphins TE $2.6M
6. Rex Burkhead Nebraska Texans RB $2.4M
7. Cam Jurgens Nebraska Eagles C $1.7M
8. Cam Taylor-Britt Nebraska Bengals CB $1.5M
9. Ameer Abdullah Nebraska Raiders RB $1.2M
10. Stanley Morgan Nebraska Bengals WR $1.1M
11. Luke Gifford Nebraska Cowboys LB $1.1M
12. Joshua Kalu Nebraska Titans CB $965K
13. Brenden Jaimes Nebraska Chargers OL $949.4K
14. Samori Toure Nebraska Packers WR $934.3K
15. Matt Farniok Nebraska Cowboys G $895.7K
16. Jojo Domann Nebraska Colts LB $858.3K
17. Lamar Jackson Nebraska Bears CB $825K
18. Jack Stoll Nebraska Eagles TE $815.8K

Northwestern

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Dean Lowry Northwestern Packers DE $6.8M
2. Anthony Walker Jr. Northwestern Browns ILB $4.3M
3. Rashawn Slater Northwestern Chargers LT $4.2M
4. Greg Newsome Northwestern Browns CB $3.2M
5. Trevor Siemian Northwestern Bears QB $2M
6. Ifeadi Odenigbo Northwestern Colts DE $1M
6. Joe Jones Northwestern Titans OLB $1M
8. Blake Hance Northwestern 49ers T $825K

Ohio State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Joey Bosa Ohio State Chargers OLB $27M
2. Terry McLaurin Ohio State Commanders WR $22.8M
3. Denzel Ward Ohio State Browns CB $20.1M
4. Marshon Lattimore Ohio State Saints CB $19.5M
5. Michael Thomas Ohio State Saints WR $19.3M
6. Cameron Heyward Ohio State Steelers DT $16.4M
7. Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State Cowboys RB $15M
7. Taylor Decker Ohio State Lions LT $15M
9. Corey Linsley Ohio State Chargers C $12.5M
9. Jerome Baker Ohio State Dolphins OLB $12.5M
11. Curtis Samuel Ohio State Commanders WR $11.5M
12. Bradley Roby Ohio State Saints CB $10.5M
13. Sam Hubbard Ohio State Bengals DE $10M
14. Chase Young Ohio State Commanders DE $8.6M
15. Nick Bosa Ohio State 49ers DE $8.4M
16. Jeff Okudah Ohio State Lions CB $8.4M
17. Vonn Bell Ohio State Bengals SS $6M
18. Garrett Wilson Ohio State Jets WR $5.1M
19. Andrew Norwell Ohio State Commanders G $5M
20. Chris Olave Ohio State Saints WR $4.8M
21. Justin Fields Ohio State Bears QB $4.7M
22. Pat Elflein Ohio State Panthers C $4.5M
23. Eli Apple Ohio State Bengals CB $3.8M
24. Malik Hooker Ohio State Cowboys S $3.5M
25. Cameron Johnston Ohio State Texans P $2.7M
25. Nick Vannett Ohio State Saints TE $2.7M
27. Tyquan Lewis Ohio State Colts DT $2.5M
28. Jamarco Jones Ohio State Titans T $2.4M
29. JK Dobbins Ohio State Ravens RB $1.4M
30. Pete Werner Ohio State Saints LB $1.4M
31. Josh Myers Ohio State Packers C $1.4M
32. Nicholas Petit-Frere Ohio State Titans T $1.4M
33. Johnathan Hankins Ohio State Raiders DT $1.3M
34. Jake McQuaide Ohio State Cowboys LS $1.3M
35. Raekwon McMillan Ohio State Patriots ILB $1.3M
36. Jeremy Ruckert Ohio State Jets TE $1.3M
37. Trey Sermon Ohio State Eagles RB $1.2M
38. DaVon Hamilton Ohio State Jaguars DT $1.2M
39. Jonah Jackson Ohio State Lions G $1.2M
40. Baron Browning Ohio State Broncos LB $1.2M
41. Parris Campbell Ohio State Colts WR $1.2M
42. Noah Brown Ohio State Cowboys WR $1.2M
43. Malik Harrison Ohio State Ravens LB $1.1M
44. Dre'Mont Jones Ohio State Broncos DE $1M
45. Tommy Togiai Ohio State Browns DT $1M
46. Tyreke Smith Ohio State Seahawks DE $995.2K
47. Luke Farrell Ohio State Jaguars TE $959.5K
48. Shaun Wade Ohio State Patriots CB $949.4K
49. Thayer Munford Jr. Ohio State Raiders T $939.3K
50. Jonathon Cooper Ohio State Broncos DE $895.2K
51. Jordan Fuller Ohio State Rams S $866.4K
52. Michael Jordan Ohio State Panthers G $850K
53. Wyatt Davis Ohio State Saints G $825K
54. Kendall Sheffield Ohio State Texans CB $819.2K
55. Liam McCullough Ohio State Falcons LS $705K
56. Isaiah Prince Ohio State Bengals T $667.4K

Penn State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Chris Godwin Penn State Buccaneers WR $20M
2. Allen Robinson Penn State Rams WR $15.5M
2. Donovan Smith Penn State Buccaneers LT $15.5M
4. Mike Gesicki Penn State Dolphins TE $10.9M
5. Adrian Amos Penn State Packers FS $9M
6. Saquon Barkley Penn State Giants RB $7.8M
7. DaQuan Jones Penn State Bills DT $7M
7. Austin Johnson Penn State Chargers DT $7M
9. Micah Parsons Penn State Cowboys ILB $4.3M
10. Ryan Bates Penn State Bills G $4.3M
11. Jahan Dotson Penn State Commanders WR $3.8M
12. Robbie Gould Penn State 49ers K $3.6M
13. Odafe Oweh Penn State Ravens OLB $2.8M
14. Marcus Allen Penn State Steelers S $2.5M
15. Arnold Ebiketie Penn State Falcons DE $2.2M
16. Jason Cabinda Penn State Lions FB $2.1M
17. Yetur Gross-Matos Penn State Panthers DE $2M
18. Jaquan Brisker Penn State Bears S $1.8M
19. K.J. Hamler Penn State Broncos WR $1.8M
20. Pat Freiermuth Penn State Steelers TE $1.5M
21. Miles Sanders Penn State Eagles RB $1.3M
22. Carl Nassib Penn State Buccaneers DE $1.2M
23. Jesse James Penn State Browns TE $1.1M
24. Brandon Smith Penn State Panthers LB $1.1M
25. Jordan Stout Penn State Ravens P $1.1M
26. Tariq Castro-Fields Penn State Commanders CB $948K
27. Rasheed Walker Penn State Packers T $935.2K
28. Connor McGovern Penn State Cowboys C $904.5K
29. Kevin Givens Penn State 49ers DT $895K
30. Shaka Toney Penn State Commanders DE $893.2K
31. Will Fries Penn State Colts G $891.3K
32. Cameron Brown Penn State Giants LB $873.3K
33. Trace McSorley Penn State Cardinals QB $850K
34. John Reid Penn State Seahawks CB $780K
35. Blake Gillikin Penn State Saints P $762.2K
36. Amani Oruwariye Penn State Lions CB $710.5K
37. Nick Scott Penn State Rams S $649.3K

Purdue

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Anthony Brown Purdue Cowboys CB $5.2M
2. Ja'whaun Bentley Purdue Patriots ILB $3M
3. George Karlaftis Purdue Chiefs DE $3M
4. Raheem Mostert Purdue Dolphins RB $2.1M
5. Rondale Moore Purdue Cardinals WR $1.7M
6. David Bell Purdue Browns WR $1.3M
7. Dennis Kelly Purdue Colts RT $1.3M
8. Derrick Barnes Purdue Lions LB $1.1M
9. Brycen Hopkins Purdue Rams TE $987K
10. Zander Horvath Purdue Chargers RB $934.3K
11. DaMarcus Mitchell Purdue Patriots DE $861.7K
12. Markus Bailey Purdue Bengals LB $852.2K

Rutgers

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Devin McCourty Rutgers Patriots FS $9M
2. Sebastian Joseph Rutgers Chargers DT $8M
3. Gus Edwards Rutgers Ravens RB $4.5M
4. Clark Harris Rutgers Bengals LS $1.3M
4. Michael Burton Rutgers Chiefs FB $1.3M
4. Duron Harmon Rutgers Raiders SS $1.3M
7. Tyler Kroft Rutgers 49ers TE $1.2M
8. Logan Ryan Rutgers Buccaneers CB $1.1M
9. Andrew DePaola Rutgers Vikings LS $950K
10. Isiah Pacheco Rutgers Chiefs RB $934.8K
11. Olakunle Fatukasi Rutgers Buccaneers LB $858.3K
12. Tre Avery Rutgers Titans S $853.3K
13. Michael Dwumfour Rutgers Texans DT $825K

Wisconsin

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Russell Wilson Wisconsin Broncos QB $48.5M
2. T.J. Watt Wisconsin Steelers OLB $28M
3. Ryan Ramczyk Wisconsin Saints RT $19.2M
4. J.J. Watt Wisconsin Cardinals DE $14M
5. Rob Havenstein Wisconsin Rams RT $11.5M
6. Kevin Zeitler Wisconsin Ravens G $7.5M
7. Alec Ingold Wisconsin Dolphins FB $3.3M
7. Derek Watt Wisconsin Steelers FB $3.3M
9. Melvin Gordon Wisconsin Broncos RB $2.5M
10. T.J. Edwards Wisconsin Eagles LB $2.2M
11. Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin Colts RB $2M
12. Dare Ogunbowale Wisconsin Texans RB $1.5M
13. Leo Chenal Wisconsin Chiefs LB $1.3M
13. Logan Bruss Wisconsin Rams G $1.3M
15. Zack Baun Wisconsin Saints OLB $1.2M
16. Jake Ferguson Wisconsin Cowboys TE $1.1M
17. Vince Biegel Wisconsin Ravens OLB $1M
18. Matt Henningsen Wisconsin Broncos DT $955.5K
19. Michael Deiter Wisconsin Dolphins G $953.6K
20. Isaiahh Loudermilk Wisconsin Steelers DT $950.1K
21. Tyler Biadasz Wisconsin Cowboys C $947.4K
22. Quintez Cephus Wisconsin Lions WR $899.8K
23. Jack Sanborn Wisconsin Bears LB $855.8K
24. Kendric Pryor Wisconsin Jaguars WR $854.3K
25. Cole Van Lanen Wisconsin Jaguars G $825K
26. Ryan Connelly Wisconsin Vikings LB $713.7K
27. Andrew Van Ginkel Wisconsin Dolphins LB $707.7K
28. David Edwards Wisconsin Rams G $696.1K
29. Rachad Wildgoose Wisconsin Commanders CB $660K