Special Report

The Highest Paid Athletes in Sports History

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30. C.J. McCollum
> Avg. annual value: $33,333,333
> Contract length, value: 3 years, $100 million
> First year in effect: 2021
> Position, team: Shooting guard, Portland Trail Blazers
> Accolades: 2016 Most Improved Player

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29. Jared Goff
> Avg. annual value: $33,500,000
> Contract length, value: 4 years, $134 million
> First year in effect: 2019
> Position, team: Quarterback, Los Angeles Rams
> Accolades: 2x Pro Bowl

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28. Aaron Rodgers
> Avg. annual value: $33,500,000
> Contract length, value: 4 years, $134 million
> First year in effect: 2018
> Position, team: Quarterback, Green Bay Packers
> Accolades: 7x Pro Bowl, 2x MVP

27. Ben Simmons
> Avg. annual value: $33,930,000
> Contract length, value: 5 years, $169.7 million
> First year in effect: 2020
> Position, team: Point guard, Philadelphia 76ers
> Accolades: 1x All-Star, Rookie of the Year

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26. Jamal Murray
> Avg. annual value: $33,930,000
> Contract length, value: 5 years, $169.7 million
> First year in effect: 2020
> Position, team: Point guard, Denver Nuggets
> Accolades: 2017 All Rookie 2nd team