8. BRANDIN COOKS, LOS ANGELES RAMS -$27.5 MILLION:
The speedster whom Los Angeles traded for in 2018 certainly helped the Rams reach the Super Bowl last year. It’s debatable whether or not he lived up to his contract, although there are a lot of mouths to feed in the L.A. offense.
After securing Cooks from the Patriots, they offered him a five-year, $81 million extension, $27.5 million of which will be paid this season. Cooks is the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL this season as a result.