This is the NFL’s highest-paid players Between (2018-2019). Some argue total guaranteed money at signing is the only number that matters in an NFL contract, and Mahomes does not lead the league in that category. No current NFL contract features more guaranteed money at signing than the $94.5 million the Falcons promised Matt Ryan in 2018.
|Chiefs||Patrick Mahomes II||$45 million|
|Seahawks||Russell Wilson||$35 million|
|Steelers||Ben Roethlisberger||$34 million|
|Packers||Aaron Rodgers||$33.5 million|
|Rams||Jared Goff||$33.5 million|
|Vikings||Kirk Cousins||$28 million|
|Eagles||Carson Wentz||$32 million|
|Cowboys||Dak Prescott||$31.5 million|
|Falcons||Matt Ryan||$30 million|
|Titans||Ryan Tannehill||$29.5 million|
|Colts||Jacoby Brissett||$27.98 million|
|49ers||Jimmy Garoppolo||$27.5 million|
|Lions||Matthew Stafford||$27 million|
|Raiders||Derek Carr||$25.005 million|
|Saints||Drew Brees||$25 million|
But even those stars can’t touch Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who is the NFL’s highest-paid player in 2019 at $79 million, including $9 million off the field. In April, Wilson’s four-year, $140 million contract extension set NFL records for average salary ($35 million) and signing bonus ($65 million).
From superstar quarterbacks to record-breaking defensive players, these are the NFL players with the biggest paychecks — based on total cash they are expected to earn in 2020 — per Spotrac.