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3. DREW BREES $40 million

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The "Who Dat" club has rewarded its signal-caller and pregame chant leader handsomely: Last July, he signed a new five-year, $100 million contract with the Saints. The deal included a $37 million signing bonus, which at the time made Brees the recipient of the highest average annual pay ($20 million) in NFL history.