Latino NFL Stars & Their Contracts Heading into 2015 Season
Multiple Latino NFL players are cashing in this upcoming season.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be making more than $7 million in salary and signing bonuses. The Mexican quarterback led the Cowboys to a playoff victory over the Detroit Lions last year as well as an NFC East championship. Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is scheduled to be the third highest paid running back in the league this upcoming season. Foster will make $6 million in base salary, and another $2.5 million with his signing bonus.
Only Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears Matt Forte will make more (as running backs) than Foster in 2015.
We also can't forget about Victor Cruz. The New York Giants' wide receiver averages nearly 1,000 yards over the last four seasons despite being undrafted. The wideout of Puerto Rican heritage is scheduled to make over $8 million in 2015. Cruz will be the third highest paid player on the Giants in 2015 behind only Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul. Even Mark Sanchez of the Philadelphia Eagles will have a $4.5 million base salary in 2015
Veteran tight end Dante Rosario is set to become a free agent after this season with the Chicago Bears. The Dominican tight end will make $870,000 this year, and he has more than 1,200 career receiving yards. Louis Vasquez is set to make well over $10 million over the next two seasons with the Denver Broncos on the offensive line. Vasquez has a big responsibility blocking for Peyton Manning.
Other NFL Contracts
In a league where quarterbacks are by far the highest paid players on the team, the Seattle Seahawks haven't had to "break the bank" on their quarterbacks just yet.
Russell Wilson is entering the final year of his contract in which he is scheduled to make $1.542 million in base salary. It's unlikely the Seahawks will lose Wilson as an unrestricted free agent because they can always use the franchise tag if the two sides are unable to agree to terms.
Wilson is one of the best young quarterbacks in the game today, arguably top 10. Wilson's salary ranks as the 380th highest in the league heading into 2015. Even more surprising to fans, Wilson is the 28th highest paid quarterback in the league. Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Whitehurst and Shaun Hill will all be making more than Wilson in 2015.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is set to make the most money in base salary in 2015, $18.75 million.
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