These players have exorbitant contracts
These are the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL. / Photos: instagram.com/jimmypolo10, instagram.com/ryan_matt02
LatinamericanPost | Juan Manuel Londoño
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Amid the economic crisis of the pandemic, the contracts of athletes continue to break records. Such is the case with Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, who recently signed a $450,000,000 10-year contract with them, which includes a $ 10,000,000 signing bonus, $ 141,481,905 guaranteed and an average annual salary of $ 45,000,000, according to Spotrac.
According to this same portal, this is the contract with the highest value that has ever been signed in the history of the NFL. Which ones follow? Let's see it.
1. Matt Ryan
This Atlanta Falcons player received in 2018 a contract with a value of 150 million dollars, with a duration of 5 years. He has played four Pro Bowls and received the NFL MVP Award in 2016.
2. Russell Wilson
The 31-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback in 2019 received a 4-year contract worth 140 million dollars. Since 2013, he has been in the top 100 in the NFL, played 6 Pro Bowls and was the winner of Super Bowl XLVIII.
3. Jimmy Garoppolo
In 2019, this San Fransisco 49'ers quarterback signed a 5-year contract worth $ 137.5 million. By far the youngest player on this list, 28-year-old Garopolo has already been a 2-time Super Bowl champion, in its XLIX and LI editions.
4. Matthew Stafford
The Detroit Lions star, in 2017 signed a 5-year contract for 135 million dollars. He has had only one Pro Bowl appearance, but throughout his career, he has broken a handful of important records, such as being the fourth quarterback in league history to throw over 5000 yards in a single season.
5. Aaron Rodgers
Finally, we have the Green Bay Packers quarterback, who in 2018 signed a 4-year contract for 134 million dollars. Rodgers was the champion of the SuperBowl XLV, of which he was also MVP and was selected as NFL MVP on two different occasions: in 2011 and 2014.