NFL's highest paid quarterbacks: Kyler Murray skyrockets to No. 2 in average annual salary

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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The Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray is now the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL in terms of average annual salary.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Murray will make $46.1 million per season, which is second in the league behind the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers ($50.3 million).

30 NFL quarterbacks now make at least $5 million in average salary per year per overthecap.com, a site that tracks NFL player contracts (through July 21, 2022).

16 make at least $25 million.

The Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is at $46 million per season, is now No. 3 on the list.

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The Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray is now the second highest paid quarterback in the NFL in terms of average annual salary.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is fourth with an average annual salary of $45 million and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is fifth at $43 million per season.

NFL's highest paid players in 2022:

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

  • 1. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: $50.3 million
  • 2. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray: $46.1 million
  • 3. Browns QB Deshaun Watson: $46 million
  • 4. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes: $45 million
  • 5. Bills QB Josh Allen: $43 million
  • 6. Raiders QB Derek Carr: $40.5 million
  • 7. Rams QB Matthew Stafford: $40 million
  • 7. Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: $40 million
  • 9. Broncos QB Russell Wilson: $35 million
  • 9. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins: $35 million

- Source: overthecap.com

What changed?:NFL's highest paid quarterbacks of 2021

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes are among the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL.

To see the 30 NFL quarterbacks who make $5 million a year in average salary, ranked from highest average salary to lowest, click here.

NFL's highest paid players in 2021

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