National Football League (NFL) is a million-dollar game. Reportedly, the average salary of NFL players is around $2.7 million. And yes, quarterbacks are among the highest paid in any NFL team.
Top Ten Highest-Paid NFL Player In 2023
1. Aaron Rodger
Aaron Rodgers has been signed to the NFL’s Green Bay Packers since his draft in 2005. Currently, the quarterback is under a three-year jaw-dropping $150,815,000 deal. The contract entertains Rodger with an annual income of $50,271,667 from the Green Bay Packers.
In 2023, Aaron Rodger’s income is projected: $1,165,000 in base salary, $50,000 in workout bonus, and a whopping $58,300,000 in signing bonus, making Aaron Rodger the highest-paid NFL player in 2023.
The most talented quarterback of all time, Rodger, was born on 2nd December 1983 in Chico, California. His parents are Edward Wesley Rodgers and Darla Leigh. He played high school football for Pleasant Valley. After his freshman season with Butte CC, he transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003. In the 2005 NFL Draft, Rodger was a round-one pick by Green Bay Packers.
2. Russell Wilson
Following a nine-year-long career with Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson, a quarterback, was traded to Denver Broncos in March 2022. On 1st September 2022, Wilson agreed on a five-year, $245 million deal with Denver Broncos. The contract includes a mouthwatering $50,000,000 signing bonus and a guaranteed amount of $161,000,000 guaranteed, most significantly, an average annual salary of $48,517,647, making Russell Wilson the second-highest-paid NFL Player In 2023.
2020 Walter Payton, NFL Man of the Year, was born on 29th November 1988, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The son of Tammy Wilson and Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, Russell Wilson played high school football for Collegiate School. After that, he represented the NC State Wolfpack football team of North Carolina State University and later transferred to the University of Wisconsin–Madison for his senior year. In the 2012 NFL draft, Wilson was picked by Seattle Seahawks in 3rd round.
3. Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray, a quarterback, signed his first NFL contract on 9th May 2019 with his newly signed NFL team, Arizona Cardinals. On 21st July 2022, Murray and the Arizona Cardinals agreed on a five-year, $230.5 million contract extension, with an average annual salary of $46,100,000, making Kyler Murray the 3rd highest-paid NFL Player in 2023.
Bedford, Texas native Kyler Murray was born on the 7th of August, 1997. The twenty-five years old enrolled at Allen High School and played for the school’s football team. Initially, he played as a true freshman for Texas A&M and then transferred to the University of Oklahoma for the rest of his collegiate career.
In the 2019 NFL Draft, Murray was selected by the Arizona Cardinals and has since played for the team.
4. Deshaun Watson
Cleveland Browns Quarterback Deshaun Watson signed a 5-year, $230,000,000 deal. Through the contract, Deshaun Watson earns an average annual salary of $46,000,000, making him the 4th highest-paid NFL player in 2023.
3× Pro Bowl winner Deshaun Watson is a native of Gainesville, Georgia, born on September 14, 1995. The 6 ft 3 in tall hunk completed his high school career playing for Gainesville High School. Subsequently, he accepted the offer from Clemson University and played football for the college team: The Clemson Tigers.
In the 2017 NFL Draft, Watson was selected by the Houston Texans in the first round.
5. Patrick Mahomes
No. 15 – Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is under a 10-year $450 million contract extension with his team, signed on 6th July 2020. The deal with Kansas City Chiefs provides him an average annual salary of $45,000,000, making Patrick Mahomes the 5th highest-paid NFL player in 2023.
Tyler, Texas native Patrick Mahomes was born on September 17, 1995, to a former MLB pitcher, Pat Mahomes, and his wife. Mahomes played high school football for the Whitehouse High School football team. From 2014 to 2016, he represented The Texas Tech Red Raiders football of Texas Tech University. In the 2017 NFL Draft, The Kansas City Chiefs picked him in round one.
6. Josh Allen
Josh Allen, a Buffalo Bills quarterback, is under a 6-year $258 million extension deal, signed on 6th August 2021. As per the contract, Allen has an average annual salary of $43,005,667, making Josh Allen the sixth-highest-paid NFL Player of 2023.
Firebaugh, California native Josh Allen was born on 21st May 1996 to Lavonne Allen and Joel Allen. He attended Firebaugh High School, where he played football for the school team. Then, he attended Reedley College, where he joined the college football team. After a freshman year, the 6 ft 5 in tall hunk transferred to the University of Wyoming.
In the 2018 NFL Draft, Allen was picked by the Buffalo Bills in round one.
7. Dak Prescott
2022 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, Dak Prescott is under a 4 year $160 million deal with the NFL team Dallas Cowboys. Per the contract, Prescott has an average annual salary of $40,000,000, the 7th highest-paid NFL Player in 2023.
Sulphur, Louisiana native Dak Prescott (Rayne Dakota Prescott) was born on 29 July 1993 to Peggy Prescott and Nathaniel. He attended Haughton High School, where he played football for the high school team. After that, he enrolled at Mississippi State University and joined The Mississippi State Bulldogs football team.
Following his excellent collegiate career, dak Prescott was drafted by Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft.
8. Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones, New York Giants quarterback, signed a 4 year $160 million extension deal on 7th March 2023. His contract pays an average annual salary of $40,000,000, making him the 8th highest-paid player in NFL in 2023.
Charlotte, North Carolina native Daniel Jones was born on 27th May 1997 to Steve Jones and Becca Jones. His birth name is Daniel Stephen Jones III.
The 6 ft 5 in tall enrolled at Charlotte Latin School, where Jones had 98 touchdowns with 6,997 passing yards.
In 2015, he attended Duke University, joining the Duke Blue Devils football team. In the 2019 NFL Draft, Jones was picked by New York Giants in 1st round.
9. Matthew Stafford
Following an 11-year-long career with Detroit Lions (2009–2020), Matthew Stafford was traded to Los Angeles Rams on 18th March 2021. The following day, he signed a 4 year $160 million deal, which pays him an average annual salary of $40,000,000. , making him the 9th highest-paid NFL player in 2023.
The No. 9 – Los Angeles Rams quarterback was born on 7th February 1988, in Tampa, Florida. He finished his high school career playing for the Highland Park High School team and his collegiate career at the University of Georgia.
In the 2009 NFL Draft, Stafford was selected by the Detroit Lions.
10. Derek Carr
2× MWC Offensive Player of the Year, Derek Carr, is under a 4 year $150 million deal with New Orleans Saints, signed on 6th March 2023. The contract pays Carr an average annual salary of $37,500,000, making him the 10th highest-paid NfL Player in 2023.
Bakersfield, California native Derek Carr was born on 28th March 1991 to Sheryl and Rodger Carr. He played high school football for Bakersfield Christian and finished his collegiate career playing for California State University, Fresno.
In the 2014 NFL Draft, Derek Carr was drafted by Oakland / Las Vegas Raiders, where he played until 2022.