We take a look at the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL and see how they stack up against each other.
As of September 2019, Tom Brady is the highest paid QB in the NFL, with an annual salary of $27 million. He is followed by Drew Brees, who makes $25 million per year.
As of 2019, the highest paid QB in the NFL is Aaron Rodgers, who is making an annual salary of $33.5 million.
Russell Wilson is the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, with an annual salary of $35 million. Wilson signed a four-year, $140 million extension with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019, which made him the highest-paid player in NFL history at the time. Wilson has led the Seahawks to six playoff appearances and one Super Bowl win in his eight seasons with the team.
The average NFL salary was just over $2.7 million in 2019, but the game’s top quarterbacks are all making much more than that. The highest-paid QB in the NFL is Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, who will take home a base salary of $30 million in 2019. He also has a $5 million signing bonus and can earn up to $2 million in performance-based incentives.
Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton is the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, earning an annual salary of $20 million. Newton is followed by Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who earns an annual salary of $19 million. New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees rounds out the top three, with an annual salary of $18 million.
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