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Number 1 on the list was fullback Jerome Felton who’s average salary is $2.5 million. The number 2 spot went to tight end John Carlson with an average salary of $5.5 million yearly.
Fullback Jerome Felton helped Adrian Peterson rush for over 2,000 yards while not rushing for many himself. He was primarily a lead blocker and re-signed with Minnesota for 3 years and $7.5 million dollars.
“Wow,” Felton said, via Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “I don’t care.”
Tight end John Carloson signed a 5 year $25 million contract in 2012 and caught only 8 passes last season.
“That’s impressive,” Carlson said. “Two guys on the same team.”
Carlson actually restructured his deal for less money from $2.9 million to $1.5 million.
“People are going to say lots of stuff in the media,” Carlson said. “That’s what you guys are paid to do, right? I don’t read that stuff, whether it’s good or bad. I choose to stay away from it. My focus is on trying to be as good a player as well and earn the respect of my teammates and my coaches.”
Felton’s help isn’t statistically measurable as a lead blocker, but he takes pride in Adrian’s accomplishments.
“If I can stay out of his way,” Felton said, “hopefully he can get 2,500 yards. According to Forbes.”