Think You Know New Jersey’s Highest Paid Athletes? Here’s the Top 5!
Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a big sports fan and I'm so thrilled that baseball is back for the season! One of my dreams in life, besides being on the radio, was to be a major league baseball player.
Unfortunately, my baseball skills left a lot to be desired and I figured out I would be better off following my other dream of being on the radio. I still dream about what it would be like to play baseball and sign a 7-figure contract worth a ridiculous amount of money.
While we're on the subject of a ton of money, here are the top 5 highest paid athletes in our home state of New Jersey, according to NJ.com.
Salary: $18.9 million
Irving is a former #1 pick from the 2011 NBA Draft. He now plays for the Boston Celtics and has won a NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.
Salary: $19.4 million
The Millville Meteor and all around nice guy comes in at #4 with a salary close to $20 million. But that's about to change for baseball's best player as his salary will jump to $34 million for the 2018 season.
Salary: $20 million
Porcello is one of the highest paid pitchers in the game making a whopping $20 million a year. The former Seton Hall Prep star is now up in Boston pitching for the Red Sox.
Salary: $21.5 million
Heyward struck gold in 2015 when he signed a eight year $184 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. He also became a world champion with the Cubs in 2016.
Salary: $24.75 million
The Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl MVP quarterback from 2012 has earned over $135 million in his career making him the highest paid athlete in the Garden State...for now.