Who Are the Highest Paid Running Backs in the NFL in 2020?

Tim Kelly
May 29, 2020 - 1:43 pm

A high-ankle sprain and uncreative offensive may have limited his production in his second NFL season, but there's a very real chance that Saquon Barkley explodes and is one of the most valuable weapons in the sport in 2020.

Just two seasons ago, Barkley had one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history, rushing for 1,307 yards on 5.0 yards per carry and catching 91 passes for good measure. If that was just the former No. 2 overall pick scratching the surface of what he could do in the NFL, he could ultimately be one of the greatest players at his position in the history of the league.

Even though he was a high first-round pick, Barkley will be the 19th highest-paid running back in the NFL in 2020, as the 23-year-old is set to make $3.4 million in his third NFL season. If he emerges as one of the game's elite players in 2020, there's a very good chance that he'll seek a new deal, as Ezekiel Elliott and Christian McCaffrey have successfully done after monster third seasons.

For now, Barkley is underpaid relative to the production that he's likely to put up. Here's a look at the 10 running backs that will take home the most money in 2020:

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