Do you want to know the highest-paid American football players in 2022? Check out this up-to-date list!
These players reveal the extent to which teams are willing to lavish money on the best. Furthermore, it is worthy of note that Quarterbacks in particular earn by far the highest salaries in the NFL. This is a result of their contributions to the success of their teams. It’s therefore not surprising these players top the list of the highest-paid American football players, raking in whopping 5 digits in dollars every year. This is asides from signing bonuses and guaranteed profits. Check them out!
10. KIRK COUSINS – $33 million
10th on our list of the 10 highest-paid American football players is Kirk Cousins, the 32-year-old NFL player who has signed up on a deal with the Minnesota Vikings. The contract is to run for one year, all through the 2023 NFL season, and bring in an earning of about $33 million.
9. JARED GOFF – $33.5million
Goff gets an average of $33.5 million compensation yearly while on a lucrative deal with the Los Angeles Rams. This earns him the 9th spot on our list of the 10 highest-paid American football players in 2022. However, while still on the deal he allegedly switched teams to the Detroit Lions upon the acquisition of Matthew Stafford.
8. RUSSELL WILSON – $35 million
Wilson, the Super Bowl winner, is currently earning about $35 million after signing an agreement with Denver Broncos. Furthermore, he is known to have participated in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Seattle Seahawks signed him up on this deal.
Consequently, he only makes somewhat less compared to Dak Prescott and tops 8th on our list of the highest-paid American football players.
7. DAK PRESCOTT – $40 million
Dak Prescott, 7th on our list of the highest paid American football players represents the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. In 2021, he signed an agreement with the Cowboys for a total $160 million contract. This contract would run for 4 years.
It is interesting to note that he was offered this deal after an almost “no show” season. He had suffered an injury to the ankle and as a result, missed most of the season. He currently earns a hefty $40 million, the same as Matthew Stafford.
6. MATTHEW STAFFORD – $40 million
Stafford is currently signed on a $160 million contract. Furthermore, this deal comprises a signing bonus of $30 million and $130 million in guaranteed profits. And besides these, he enjoys an average yearly income of $40 million.
In this offseason, Stafford was acquired by the Los Angeles Rams, switching teams with Jared Goff, from the Detroit Lions. Hence, he will remain a “Ram” through the 2027 offseason thanks to his new contract.
5. DEREK CARR – $40.5 MILLION
Carr is 5th on our list of the highest-paid American football players in 2022. This player was able to extend his contract for an additional three years with the Las Vegas Raiders. Due to the fact that he had guided them to the playoffs last year. And as a result of his impact, he is set to make $40.5 million annually.
4. JOSH ALLEN – $43 million
Josh Allen, who signed a $258 million, the six-year contract is fourth on the list of the highest-paid American football players.
Allen will receive a total $150 million guaranteed salary as a result of this contract. And as a result, acquire roughly $43 million per year. Allen is known to be one of the best quarterbacks with two “offensive weapons” in the NFL. And from his performance in the last three seasons, he has improved significantly.
3. PATRICK MAHOMES – $45 million
Patrick Mahomes has extended his 10-year, worth a total of $450 million with the Kansas City Chiefs. Consequently, this agreement runs until 2031 and promises a huge $45 million annually. After Lionel Messi, his deal is the second largest in sports history. He comes 3rd on our list of the highest-paid American football players.
2. DESHAUN WATSON $46 million
Deshaun Watson ranks 2nd on the list of the highest-paid players in the NFL. This happened after he signed a five-year deal with the Cleveland Browns. And with up to $80 million in guaranteed wages, he ranks as one of
the NFL player with the greatest guarantees.
1. AARON RODGERS – $50.3million
Aaron RODGERS, our highest-paid American football player, has agreed to a three-year contract deal with the Green Bay Packers. Furthermore, he will be on the agreement through the 2025 offseason. Also, the deal is allegedly worth more than $150 million. And according to our source, the contract increases his yearly salary past the $50 million mark. He is to earn $50.3 million each year.
Rodgers is known as the first sportsperson to sign an AAV contract worth $50 million at once.