Who fared better tax-wise in the NFL draft?

05/15/2013 | AccountingWEB

Eric Fisher, offensive tackle from Central Michigan and top pick for the NFL draft, will wind up with less overall compensation after taxes than the No. 2 pick, offensive tackle Luke Joeckel from Texas A&M, according to this analysis. Now a player for the Kansas City Chiefs, Fisher's compensation after taxes and including his signing bonus will be approximately $8.1 million. As a Florida resident playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Joeckel pays no state income tax and winds up with $8.4 million, or $284,000 more than Fisher.

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