Sporting Backpacker: The Highest-Paid Players in NFL

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Sporting Backpacker: The Highest-Paid Players in NFL

According to Over the Cap, about 77 NFL players now earn at least $15 million a season, and the highest-paid player of them all is Patrick Mahomes, a quarterback of Kansas City Chiefs, who earns an average salary of $45 million per season.

Sporting Backpacker: The Highest-Paid Players in NFL

The majority of the highest-paid players are quarterbacks – they constitute almost 20 of these 77 NFL best-paid players. Let’s take a look at the list of the highest-paid NFL players in the league for 2020.

●    Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs

Average salary: $45 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $63.082 million

In 2020, Kansas City Chiefs offered him a 10-year contract extension, which is worth $503 million. He has $477M in guarantee mechanisms. He’s made a history of American football, as he is the first half-billion-dollar player.

●    Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks

Average salary: $35 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $70 million

Wilson recently signed a new 4-year contract in 2019, which is worth $140 million dollars. He is currently in the second season of his current contract with the Seattle Seahawks.

●    Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers

Average salary: $34 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $37.5 million

Roethlisberger signed a two-year (through 2021) contract extension last year, which is worth $68 million. The contract includes a $37,500,000 signing bonus. He is in the second season of his new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

●    Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers

Average salary: $33.5 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $78.7 million

Rodgers is currently in the third season of his recent contract with the Green Bay Packers. He extended his contract in 2018 with a four-year, $134 million deal.

●    Jared Goff, QB, Rams

Average salary: $33.5 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $57.043 million

Goff is currently in the second season of his recent contract with the Los Angeles Rams. He agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension in 2019, which will keep him with the team till 2024. The new contract is worth $134 million.

●    Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings

Average salary: $33 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $61 million

The Minnesota Vikings in 2020 signed a two-year contract extension with the quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins is in the first season of his new contract. The current contract is worth $66 million. The contract will last till 2022.

●    Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles

Average salary: $32 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $66.471 million

Quarterback Carson Wentz signed a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019. The quarterback is currently in the second season of his new contract with the Eagles. The contract was extended to four years and is worth $128 million.

●    Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys

Average salary: $31.41 million per year (franchise tag)

Total guaranteed at signing: $31.41 million

The Dallas Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Prescott in 2020 due to the inability to reach a long term agreement with the team. Prescott signed the tender in June to guarantee his full 2020 salary.

●    Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons

Average salary: $30 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $94.5 million

The quarterback made a five-year deal worth $150 million with the Atlanta Falcons in 2018. Ryan is currently in the third season of his new contract with the Falcons. The contract extension will last till 2023.

●    Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers

Average salary: $27.5 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $48.7 million

The San Francisco 49ers signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year contract extension in 2018. Garoppolo is currently in the third season of the contract, which is worth $137.5 million.

●    DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals

Average salary: $27.25 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $42.75 million

The Arizona Cardinals signed a two-year contract extension with DeAndre Hopkins worth $54.5 million. The contract will last till 2024.

●    Joey Bosa, DE, Chargers

Average salary: $27 million per year

Total guaranteed at signing: $78 million

Joey Bosa recently signed his new five-year contract in 2020 with Los Angeles. The contract extension is worth $135 million, and this made him the highest-paid NFL defender in terms of average money per year.

Conclusion

Here is our list of the current highest-paid players in the NFL. Note that the average salary per year was used as the determining factor in ranking these NFL’s highest-paid players and that the list is definitely subject to change.

The National Football League is the most popular sports league in the United States and North America as a whole. This sport still continues to grow in terms of the number of fans.

In fact, the sport is more like a Sunday medicine for all Americans and has been a huge source of revenue generation for the United States.

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