Who is the highest paid NFL tight end?

Darren Waller took another circuitous route toward becoming the NFL's highest-paid tight end.

Darren Waller spent most of his time with the team on the practice squad.

Darren Waller is currently battling substance abuse and addiction.

Waller has spoken publicly about how this almost derailed his NFL career.

Greg Olson looks on as Darren Waller works out on the field in 2018.

Greg Olson was awestruck by Waller's 6-foot-6-inch, 255-pound combination of size and athleticism.

Injuries during the last two seasons prevented Waller from matching those 2019–20 statistical totals.