Highest paid quarterbacks: Ranking NFL QBs by salary for 2019 season

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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34 NFL quarterbacks make at least $5 million in average salary per year per, a site that tracks NFL player contracts (through Jan. 29, 2020).

20 make at least $10 million a season. 19 make at least $20 million.

Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is now the highest-paid player -- let alone quarterback -- in the NFL.

Wilson and the Seahawks recently signed a 4-year, $140 million contract, which includes a record $65 million signing bonus and an average annual value of $35 million.

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Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers is second on the list with an average annual salary of $34 million.

The Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers is third with $33.5 million in average annual salary. He's tied with the Los Angeles Rams' Jared Goff.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is fifth with an average annual salary of $32 million.

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NFL's highest paid quarterbacks (average salary per year):

  • 1. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: $35 million
  • 2. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger: $34 million
  • 3.Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: $33.5 million
  • 3. Rams QB Jared Goff: $33.5 million
  • 5. Eagles QB Carson Wentz: $32 million
  • 6. Falcons QB Matt Ryan: $30 million
  • 7. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins: $28 million
  • 8. Colts QB Jacoby Brissett: $27.98 million
  • 9. 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo: $27.5 million
  • 10. Lions QB Matthew Stafford: $27 million

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We're bound to see changes to this list but one thing is certain.

NFL quarterbacks are going to continue to get paid.

To see the 34 NFL quarterbacks who make $5 million a year in average salary, ranked from highest average salary to lowest, click here.

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is among the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL.


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