Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson cashed in on tax day 2019. The Seahawks and Wilson agreed to an extension of his contract which made Wilson the highest-paid participant within the Nationwide Soccer League.
1. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Wilson’s model new four-year, $140 million contract options a mean annual worth of $35 million, the best within the NFL. The assured quantity of $107 million can also be the best within the league and Wilson’s $65 million signing bonus is the most important in NFL historical past.
Whereas Wilson is now the highest-paid participant within the NFL, 4 different quarterbacks have offers with their groups which put them in Wilson’s neighborhood.
2. Aaron Rogers, Inexperienced Bay Packers
The best-paid participant when it comes to common annual worth previous to Wilson signing his extension, Rogers’ four-year extension with Inexperienced Bay The deal featured a signing bonus of $57.5 million and $79.2 million of assured cash on the time it was signed. Rogers’ common annual worth is $33.5 million and retains him inside hanging distance of Wilson if the Packers choose to offer him one other extension previous to when he might grow to be a free agent after the 2023-24 season. If Rogers does hit free company then he may have an opportunity to reclaim the highest spot on this checklist on the open market.
3. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Regardless of not but possessing a Tremendous Bowl victory like the 2 QBs above him on the checklist, Ryan’s common annual worth of $30 million retains him in the identical firm on the pay scale. Ryan might doubtlessly hit free company concurrently Rogers, making for a doable unprecedented free agent class after the 2023-24 season if no extensions are granted between every now and then.
Ryan’s five-year deal paid him a $46.5 million signing bonus together with $94.5 million of assured cash on the time he signed it. It stays to be seen if Ryan may have a Tremendous Bowl ring by the point he hits free company, however what’s positive is that he might need to face the opposite two names on this checklist so as to get there, as each are NFC quarterbacks.
4. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
Cousins’ annual common worth of $28 million places him on this checklist. His contract, which retains him in Minnesota via the 2020-21 season, is absolutely assured. All $84 million of his three-year contract shall be paid to him no matter his efficiency and for that concession from the Vikings he ceded a whole lot of signing bonus worth. His signing bonus was a mere $Three million, virtually 1/22 of Wilson’s record-breaking signing bonus.
5. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
There’s one thing to be stated about being in the proper place on the proper time. Garoppolo inked his present five-year contract, which pays him a mean annual worth of $27.5 million and a $7 million signing bonus, after wowing San Francisco in his first 5 begins with the 49ers. Garoppolo’s $41.7 million in assured cash on the time of the signing of the contract is modest, and maybe it’s simply as nicely for San Francisco. We aren’t positive what we’ll get from “Jimmy G” when he’s wholesome once more but.
Finally, new names will seem on this checklist, maybe even surpassing Wilson sometime. For now, Wilson is flying excessive.