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NFL not exactly a millionaires club

In what would be his 19th year in the NFL, Tom Brady is scheduled to earn $22 million next season. Fletcher Cox will be paid $17.9 million.

The New England Patriots quarterback and the Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle, who will face off Feb. 4 in Super Bowl LII, will be among the NFL's highest-paid players at their positions.

But for every Brady and Cox - and players such as Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who will earn $26.5 million in salary and bonuses - there are hundreds of players making the NFL minimum based on their years of experience. This season, that was $465,000 for first-year players.

It's a high wage, but in

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