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2022 NFL Quarterbacks: Highest annual salaries after Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray

Money is not a problem for elite NFL signal-callers.

Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Matthew Stafford have more in common than just their desire for a second Super Bowl ring – they all make boatloads of cash playing one of the most lucrative positions in sports.

Rodgers, the highest-paid player in the NFL this season, is set to make a whopping $50.3 million in 2022. While Rodgers might miss star receiver Davante Adams, his new contract in Green Bay should fill whatever void is left by the league’s second-highest paid WR.

Behind Rodgers is the newly-extended Russell Wilson, who reportedly has inked a five-year, $245 million deal with the Denver Broncos that includes $165 million guaranteed.

Wilson, a Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro-Bowler, is now the second highest-paid QB with an average at $49 million per year. Let’s take a look at who sits behind him and Rodgers:

Who is the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback?

Aaron Rodgers remains the top dog in 2022, despite Russell Wilson’s massive new deal.

Behind Rodgers and Wilson is Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, who agreed to a five-year extension earlier this offseason that has him set to earn $46.1 million this season. Rounding out the top-five are Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson and Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes who bring in $46 million and $45 million each year, respectively.

 

Highest NFL QB salaries in 2022

Here are the salary rankings for the top-20 quarterbacks based on average annual value, per Over The Cap.

1. Aaron Rodgers (Packers): $50.3 million (3-year, $150.8 million contract)
2. Russell Wilson (Broncos): $49 million (5-year, $245 million contract)
3. Kyler Murray (Cardinals): $46.1 million (5-year, $230.5 million contract)
4. Deshaun Watson (Browns): $46 million (5-year $230 million contract)
5. Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs): $45 million (10-year $450 million contract)
6. Josh Allen (Bills): $43 million (6-year $258 million contract)
7. Derek Carr (Raiders): $40.47 million (3-year, $121.4 million contract)
T-8. Dak Prescott (Cowboys): $40 million (4-year, $160 million contract)
T-8. Matt Stafford (Rams): $40 million (4-year $160 million contract)
T-10. Kirk Cousins (Vikings): $35 million (1-year $35 million contract)
11. Jared Goff (Lions): $33.5 million (4-year $134 million contract)
12. Carson Wentz (Commanders): $32 million ($4-year 128 million contract)
13. Matt Ryan (Colts): $30 million (5-year $150 million contract)
14. Ryan Tannehill (Titans): $29.5 million (4-year $118 million contract)
15. Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers): $27.5 million (5-year $137.5 million contract)
16. Tom Brady (Buccaneers): $25 million (1-year contract)
17. Jameis Winston (Saints): $14 million (2-year $28 million contract)
18. Marcus Mariota (Falcons): $9.375 million (2-year $18.75 million contract)
19. Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars): $9.19 million (4-year $36.79 million contract)
20. Joe Burrow (Bengals): $9.04 million (4-year $36.19 million contract)