NFL’s highest-paid players – The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Which players are the highest-paid in each position of the NFL? Although many players have won big in 2022 and helped reset the market, there are still a few stars whose deals from previous seasons have remained as the top for their positions.

Safety is a month away Minkah Fitzpatrick Received a four-year extension by the Pittsburgh Steelers That pays him $18.4 million per yearWhile Los Angeles Rams Star Aaron Donald The defensive tackle market was wiped out, $31.6 million over the next three years. The Rams also gave Cooper Kupp Contract extension which included $75 million guaranteedRemove the guarantees in the new deal Tyreek Hill Get when he was traded The Miami Dolphins May (£72.2 million).

We tracked 16 of the most highly-paid players in each position, including the long-snapper. We will continue to update the data as more records are broken. We divided the league's top earners into two categories. This means that in some cases the same player can be at No. 1:

  • Three-year average (APY)

  • Total guaranteed money

Roster Management System provides information about salary.

Let's start by listing the highest-paid quarterbacks.

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NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Quarterback

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: March 2022 (contract expires in 2026).

2. Deshaun Watson (CLE), $46 Million
3. Josh Allen (BUF), $45.9 MILLION


Total guaranteed money:

March 2022 (contract ends 2026

2. Aaron Rodgers (GB), $150.6 Million
3. Josh Allen (BUF), 150 million

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Running back

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: April 2020 (Contract expires in 2025

2. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL), $16 Million
3. Alvin Kamara (NO), $12.7million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: September 2019 (contract ends 2026

2. Christian McCaffrey (CAR), $36.3 Million
3. Alvin Kamara (NO), $34.3 Million

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Wide receiver

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: June 2022 (contract ends 2026

2. Stefon Diggs (BUF), 26.2 millions
3. Tyreek Hill (MIA) $25 million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: June 2022 (contract ends 2026

2. Tyreek Hill (MIA), $72.2 Million
3. Stefon Diggs (BUF), $70 millions

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Tight end

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: August 2020 (contract ends 2026

2. Mark Andrews (BAL), $15.06 millions
3. Dallas Goedert (PHI), $14.2 Million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: August 2020 (contract expires in 2026).

2. Mark Andrews (BAL), 37.5 million
3. Dallas Goedert (PHI), 34.8 million

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Offensive Line

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: November 2020 (contract ends 2024)

2. Laremy Tunsil (HOU), $22,000,000
3. Ronnie Stanley (BAL), $21.2 Million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: October 2020 (Contract ends in 2025

2. Ryan Ramczyk (NO), $60.2million
3. Lane Johnson (PHI), $54.5million

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Cornerback

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: May 2022 (contract expires in 2026).

2. Jalen Ramsey (LAR), $20.6 millions
3. Denzel Ward (CLE), $20.2 Million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: April 2022 (Contract ends in 2027

2. Jalen Ramsey (LAR), $71.2 Million
3. Marlon Humphrey (BAL), $66.9 Million

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Edge rusher

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: September 2021 (Contract ends in 2025

2. Joey Bosa (LAC), $29.2 millions
3. Myles Garrett (CLE), $26.7million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: July 2020 (Contract expires in 2025

2. Myles Garrett (CLE), 100 million
3. Khalil Mack (LAC), $90 Million

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Defensive tackle

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: June 2022 (Contract ends in 2025

2. DeForest Buckner (IND), $21.2 Million
3. Jonathan Allen (WSH), $18.5million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: June 2022 (Contract ends in 2025

2. DeForest Buckner (IND), $56.3 Million
3. Vita Vea (TB), $40.5million

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Linebacker for off-ball

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: July 2021 (Contract expires in 2026

2. Darius Leonard (IND), $18.7 millions
3. C.J. Mosley (NYJ), $17 Million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: August 2021 (contract ends 2026

2. C.J. Mosley (NYJ), $51 Million
3. Fred Warner (SF), $40.5 Million

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Safety

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: June 2022 (Contract expires in 2026

2. Jamal Adams (SEA), $17.6 millions
3. Justin Simmons (DEN), $15.5million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: June 2022 (contract expires in 2026).

T1. Jamal Adams (SEA), $36,000,000
3. Marcus Williams (BAL), 35.9 million

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NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Kicker

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: April 2019 (contract ends at 2023)

2. Younghoe Koo (ATL), $5.1 Million
3. Daniel Carlson (LV), $4.6million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: April 2019 (contract ends at 2023)

2. Younghoe Koo (ATL), $11.5million
3. Daniel Carlson (LV), $11.1 Million

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Long-snapper

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: March 2022 (contract closes in 2025).

2. Luke Rhodes (IND), $1.21million
3. Zach Wood (NO), $1.20 Million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

SignedMarch 20,22 (contract ends in 2020)

2. Zach Wood (NO), $1.3million
3. Tyler Ott (SEA), $1.2 Million

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Punter

The highest three-year APY ever:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: June 2021 (Contract ends in 2025

2. Tress Way (WSH), $3.3million
3. Logan Cooke (JAX), 3.02 Million


Total guaranteed money:

NFL's highest-paid players - The most money is guaranteed per year for every position

Signed: June 2021 (Contract ends in 2025

2. Tress Way (WSH), $6.4 M
3. Logan Cooke (JAX), $6 Million

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