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

  • 5

    Kyrie Irving - West Orange

    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.

  • 4

    Mike Trout - Millville

    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.

  • 3

    Rick Porcello - Morristown

    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.

  • 2

    Jayson Heyward - Ridgewood

    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.

  • 1

    Joe Flaco - Audubon

    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.

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