The NFL’s 25 highest-paid gamers in 2020, from Patrick Mahomes to Jalen Ramsey

Itemizing the NFL’s highest-paid gamers is an inexact science. Patrick Mahomes’ report contract with the Chiefs, for instance, makes him the league’s highest-paid participant … by way of common annual wage and complete dollars connected to the deal.

Some argue complete assured cash at signing is the one quantity that issues in an NFL contract, and Mahomes doesn’t lead the league in that class. No present NFL contract options extra assured cash at signing than the $94.5 million the Falcons promised Matt Ryan in 2018.

MORE: The total particulars of Patrick Mahomes’ report contract

For the aim of this checklist, although, Sporting Information will persist with common annual wage because the figuring out think about rating the NFL’s highest-paid gamers and use complete assured cash at signing because the tiebreaker. The checklist, as at all times, is topic to alter.

Tip of the cap to our mates over at Overthecap.com for the contract figures.

NFL’s highest-paid gamers

25. Jalen Ramsey, CB, Rams

Common annual wage: $21 millionTotal assured at signing: $71.2 million

The Rams in Sept. 2020 gave Ramsey a five-year deal price $105 million in new cash, making him the primary defensive again in NFL historical past to get a deal price $100 million or extra.

24. Laremy Tunsil, LT, Texans

Common annual wage: $22 millionTotal assured at signing: $40 million

Tunsil signed a three-year contract extension with the Texans in 2020 price $66 million in new cash.

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23. Julio Jones, WR, Falcons

Common annual wage: $22 millionTotal assured at signing: $64 million

Jones is within the second season of the three-year, $66 million contract extension he signed with the Falcons in 2019. The extension takes have an effect on subsequent season, and he’s signed via 2023.

22. Aaron Donald, DL, Rams

Common annual wage: $22.5 millionTotal assured at signing: $50 million

Donald is within the third season of the six-year, $135 million contract extension he signed with the Rams in 2018. He’s signed via 2024.

21. Alex Smith, QB, Redskins

Common annual wage: $23.5 millionTotal assured at signing: $55 million

Smith is within the third season of his present contract with the Redskins, which was prolonged with a four-year, $94 million deal after he was traded by the Chiefs in 2018. He’s signed via 2022.

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20. Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, Bears

Common annual wage: $23.5 millionTotal assured at signing: $60 million

Mack is within the third season of his present contract with the Bears, which was prolonged with a six-year, $141 million deal after he was traded by the Raiders in 2018. He’s signed via 2024.

T18: Philip Rivers, QB, Colts

Common annual wage: $25 millionTotal assured at signing: $25 million

Rivers signed a one-year contract with the Colts in 2020 NFL free company. The total $25 million is assured and features a $12 million signing bonus.

T18. Drew Brees, QB, Saints

Common annual wage: $25 millionTotal assured at signing: $25 million

Brees signed a two-year contract extension with the Saints in 2020 that gave him a $23 million signing bonus. The 2022 and 2023 seasons are void years so New Orleans can prorate that signing bonus; he’s beneath contract via 2021.

17. Derek Carr, QB, Raiders

Common annual wage: $25 millionTotal assured at signing: $40 million

Carr is within the fourth 12 months of his present contract with the Raiders, which was prolonged with a five-year, $125.zero25 million deal in 2017.

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T15. Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers

Common annual wage: $25 millionTotal assured at signing: $50 million

Brady signed a two-year contract with the Buccaneers in 2020 NFL free company. The total $50 million is assured, not together with $9 million in accessible incentives.

T15. Myles Garrett, DE, Browns

Common annual wage: $25 millionTotal assured at signing: $50 million

Garrett is coming into the primary 12 months of his new contract with the Browns after cashing in with a five-year deal price as much as $125 million.

14. Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions

Common annual wage: $27 millionTotal assured at signing: $60.5 million

Stafford is within the fourth 12 months of his present contract with the Lions, which was prolonged with a five-year, $135 million deal in 2017.

13. Joey Bosa, DE, Chargers

Common annual wage: $27 millionTotal assured at signing: $78 million

Los Angeles not solely made Bosa the highest-paid NFL defender by way of common cash per 12 months along with his 5 year-deal, however no defensive participant has ever been assured extra at signing.

12. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals

Common annual wage: $27.25 millionTotal assured at signing: $42.75 million

A couple of months after receiving Hopins in a commerce with the Texans, the Cardinals prolonged the large receiver’s contract with a two-year deal price $54.5 million in new cash.

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11. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers

Common annual wage: $27.5 millionTotal assured at signing: $48.7 million

Garoppolo is within the third season of the five-year, $137.5 million contract he signed with the 49ers in 2018 after he was traded by the Patriots.

10. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Titans

Common annual wage: $29.5 millionTotal assured at signing: $62 million

Tannehill is within the first season of his present contract with the Titans, which was prolonged with a four-year, $118 million deal in 2020.

9. Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons

Common annual wage: $30 millionTotal assured at signing: $94.5 million

Ryan is within the third season of his present contract with the Falcons, which was prolonged with a five-year, $150 million deal in 2018. He’s signed via 2023.

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eight. Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys

Common annual wage: $31.41 million (franchise tag)Whole assured at signing: $31.41 million

The Cowboys positioned the franchise tag on Prescott in 2020, and the quarterback signed the tender in late June to ensure his full 2020 wage.

7. Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles

Common annual wage: $32 millionTotal assured at signing: $66.471 million

Wentz is within the second season of his present contract with the Eagles, which was prolonged with a four-year, $128 million deal in 2019. He’s signed via 2024.

6. Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings

Common annual wage: $33 millionTotal assured at signing: $61 million

Cousins is within the first season of his present contract with the Vikings, which was prolonged with a two-year, $66 million deal in 2020. He’s signed via 2022.

5. Jared Goff, QB, Rams

Common annual wage: $33.5 millionTotal assured at signing: $57.043 million

Goff is within the second season of his present contract with the Rams, which was prolonged with a four-year, $134 million deal in 2019. He’s signed via 2024.

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four. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers

Common annual wage: $33.5 millionTotal assured at signing: $78.7 million

Rodgers is within the third season of his present contract with the Packers, which was prolonged with a four-year, $134 million deal in 2018. He’s signed via 2023.

three. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers

Common annual wage: $34 millionTotal assured at signing: $37.5 million

Roethlisberger is within the second season of his present contract with the Steelers, which was prolonged with a two-year, $68 million deal in 2019. He’s signed via 2021.

2. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks

Common annual wage: $35 millionTotal assured at signing: $70 million

Wilson is within the second season of his present contract with the Seahawks, which was prolonged with a four-year, $140 million deal in 2019. He’s signed via 2023.

1. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs

Common annual wage: $45 millionTotal assured at signing: $63.082 million

The Chiefs in 2020 signed Mahomes to a 10-year contract extension that can pay him $450 million, a report deal within the NFL.

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