These rankings prove it: The NFL is all about quarterbacks and their predators. QBs, no surprise, claim 14 of the 25 top paychecks in the league for 2016. Their pass-rushing pursuers take another six of the top 25 spots. Vaulting themselves amongst the pigskin-throwing elite and sack specialists are a sprinkling of offensive lineman, whose job it is to keep the quarterback upright, and also back-end defensive players that can help shut down the opposing passing game. These are the players with the fattest paychecks for this season, according to Spotrac.com.