Who Are the 10 Highest-Paid Players in Super Bowl 51?

Tom Brady smiles on the sidelines.

Tom Brady is all smiles heading into Super Bowl 51 | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

It’s not easy trying to predict the outcome of the Super Bowl. With the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots set to square off in the battle of NFL juggernauts, there are plenty of reasons why either team could come away victorious.

Truth be told, most probably feel New England is destined to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. However, others out there can make a strong case for why it’s Atlanta’s time to shine. Either way, if there’s one thing we do know, it’s that this game will be “money” — in more ways than one.

Everyone knows that professional athletes make way too much bank. Whether or not you think it’s fair is a discussion for another day. Still, since this fact isn’t going to change anytime soon, we might as well use it to our advantage.

In this particular case, we choose to look at which players in Super Bowl 51 made the most money this season. Based on the numbers, and assuming individuals earned their potential workout bonuses, here’s a look at the 10 highest-paid players in Super Bowl 51.