NFL QB Salaries: These Are the Highest Paid Quarterbacks in 2023
NFL QB Salaries: These Are the Highest Paid Quarterbacks in 2023 originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Money is not a problem for elite NFL signal callers.
Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen have more in common than just their desire for another Super Bowl ring – they all make boatloads of cash playing one of the most lucrative positions in sports.
Rodgers, the highest-paid player in the NFL this season, is set to make a whopping $50.3 million in 2023, despite the 39-year-old quarterback's future with the Green Bay Packers still unknown.
Behind Rodgers, is Russell Wilson, who reportedly inked a five-year, $245 million deal with the Denver Broncos that includes $165 million guaranteed, last year September.
Wilson, a Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro-Bowler, is now the second highest-paid QB with an average at $49 million per year. Let’s take a look at who sits behind him and Rodgers:
Who is the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback?
Aaron Rodgers remains the top dog in 2023, despite Russell Wilson’s massive deal.
Behind Rodgers and Wilson is Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, who agreed to a five-year extension last summer that has him set to earn $46.1 million this season. Rounding out the top-five are Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson and Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes who bring in $46 million and $45 million each year, respectively.
Highest NFL QB salaries in 2023
Here are the salary rankings for the top-20 quarterbacks based on average annual value, per Spotrac.
1. Aaron Rodgers (Packers): $50.3 million (3-year, $150.8 million contract)
2. Russell Wilson (Broncos): $49 million (5-year, $245 million contract)
3. Kyler Murray (Cardinals): $46.1 million (5-year, $230.5 million contract)
4. Deshaun Watson (Browns): $46 million (5-year $230 million contract)
5. Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs): $45 million (10-year $450 million contract)
6. Josh Allen (Bills): $43 million (6-year $258 million contract)
T-7. Matthew Stafford (Rams) $40 million (4-year $160 million contract)
T-7. Dak Prescott (Cowboys): $40 million (4-year, $160 million contract)
T-7. Daniel Jones (Giants): $40 million (4-year, $160 million contract)
10. Derek Carr (Saints): $37.5 million (4-year, $150 million contract)
11. Kirk Cousins (Vikings): $35 million (1-year $35 million contract)
12. Jared Goff (Lions): $33.5 million (4-year $134 million contract)
13. Lamar Jackson (Ravens): $32.4 million (1-year, $32.4 million contract)
14. Matt Ryan (Colts): $30 million (5-year $150 million contract)
15. Ryan Tannehill (Titans): $29.5 million (4-year $118 million contract)
16. Geno Smith (Seahawks): $25 million (3-year, $75 million contract)
17. Jameis Winston (Saints): $14 million (2-year $28 million contract)
18. Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars): $9.19 million (4-year $36.79 million contract)
19. Joe Burrow (Bengals): $9.04 million (4-year $36.19 million contract)
20. Zach Wilson (Jets) $8.8 million (4-year, $35,150,681 million contract)