6. Evan Mathis
Mathis has had an interesting career journey, having started his career as a backup in Carolina during the 2005 season, becoming a starter the next year and then hardly playing in ’07 and ’08. After bouncing around a bit, he finally landed in Philadelphia, where he’s started 47 out of 48 games and made his first Pro Bowl team at the age of 32. And now, he has a hefty contract to show for his never-give-up mentality.
5. Jahri Evans
There’s a reason the Saints inked Evans to a seven-year, $56.7 million contract, by far the biggest dollar total doled out to an offensive guard; the guy is among the best in the business. When the 2015 Pro Bowl roster is announced, it’s a safe bet that Evans will be on it, as he’s represented New Orleans in Hawaii following each of the past five seasons. In his career, this rock on the line has started 126 out of 128 possible games.