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Top 10 OL salaries (in reference to Peters)

Posted by Chris Brown on March 13, 2009 – 4:46 pm

Bills fans were wondering where the reported demands of wanting to be the highest paid offensive tackle in football would put him in terms of numbers. Adding in the Jordan Gross deal and Jake Long’s gigantic contract here are the top 10 average salaries for offensive linemen.

1. Jake Long  $11.5M 
2. Jordan Gross  $10M
3. Eric Steinbach $9.166M
4. Joe Thomas  $8.86M
5. Walter Jones  $8.6M
6. Max Starks  $8.45M (Franchised)
7. Orlando Pace  $8.17M
8. Stacy Andrews $7.45M
9. Chad Clifton  $7.03M
10. Jeff Faine  $7M

Now Faine and Steinbach aren’t even offensive tackles, one is a center and the other a guard. But if Peters wants more than Long you have to believe he’s looking for at least $11.5M maybe more.

How realistic is that for Buffalo? It’s steep, but in an ideal world you need a guy like that on your team. At what price is the big issue. Tell me what you think.

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