Joe Flacco is still reaping benefits from a lucky four-game playoff run five years ago.
Flacco, in his 10th season with the Ravens following his first-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, has managed to remain above the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and others in the quarterback salary standings. His 2017 cap hit is remarkably ahead of Kirk Cousins, who is earning $23.9 million in second-straight franchise tag season.
Elsewhere, DeAndre Hopkins' $18-million salary is the highest among all receivers; Josh Norman's $20 million is most among cornerbacks; and Jason Witten is the highest-paid tight end at $12.3 million.
Here is the highest-paid player at each position, courtesy of HowMuch.net.