Odell Beckham Jr.'s New Contract Leads NFL's Highest Paid Receivers List

There are some obvious names on this list, but not every one of the top 20 highest paid wide receivers is a household name.
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On Monday, Giants All-Pro Odell Beckham Jr. reset the market for wide receivers by agreeing to a five-year, $95 million deal that will make him the highest paid receiver in league history.

Although Beckham's deal is the biggest, it is one of many hefty contracts that was given to a wideout this offseason. In March, Mike Evans agreed to a five-year $82.5 million extension with the Buccaneers and Brandin Cooks got more than $80 million when he agreed to a five-year extension with the Rams in July.

After getting traded from the Dolphins to the Browns while under the non-exclusive franchise tender, Jarvis Landry was able to negotiate a five-year, $75.5 million deal with Cleveland.

Before last season came to an end, the Packers agreed to a four-year, $58 million extension with Davante Adams. Julio Jones signed a big deal back in 2015, but prior to training camp, he restructured his deal with the Falcons.

Below is a list of the top 20 highest paid receivers based on annual salary, according to Spotrac.

Rank

Player

Team

Average Annual Salary

1

Odell Beckham Jr.

Giants

$18 million

2

Antonio Brown

Steelers

$17 million

3

Mike Evans

Buccaneers

$16.5 million

T4

DeAndre Hopkins

Texans

$16.2 million

T4

Brandin Cooks

Rams

$16.2 million

6

Sammy Watkins

Chiefs

$16 million

7

Jarvis Landry

Browns

$15.1 million

8

A.J. Green

Bengals

$15 million

9

Davante Adams

Packers

$14.5 million

10

Stefon Diggs

Vikings

$14.4 million

11

Julio Jones

Falcons

$14.25 million

T12

Demaryius Thomas

Broncos

$14 million

T12

Allen Robinson

Bears

$14 million

T14

T.Y. Hilton

Colts

$13 million

T14

Alshon Jeffery

Eagles

$13 million

16

Doug Baldwin

Seahawks

$11.5 million

17

Keenan Allen

Chargers

$11.25 million

18

DeSean Jackson

Buccaneers

$11.17 million

T19

Emmanuel Sanders

Broncos

$11 million

T19

Larry Fitzgerald

Cardinals

$11 million