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Montana and Everett Lead NFL in Salary

From United Press International

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana is the highest-paid player in the NFL, making twice the annual base salary of the league’s No. 2 wage earner, the Rams’ Jim Everett, The Washington Post reported today.

A National Football League Players Assn. document says the defending two-time Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers have the heftiest annual payroll at nearly $26.815 million, the Post report said.

The New York Jets are next at nearly $22.458 million, followed by the Raiders at $21.507 million and the Washington Redskins at $21.463 million.

An NFLPA official said today that the Post report was incomplete and outdated, but the official declined to release new information.

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Montana’s annual base salary, the NFLPA document states, is $4 million. Everett follows at $2 million. New York Giant linebacker Lawrence Taylor is third at $1.55 million.


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