Last July, reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes signed a 10-year extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The $503 million contract extension blows every other contract in NFL history out of the water. While most deals of large magnitude usually reset the market, Mahomes’ deal didn’t, proving that he is truly one of one.
Out of all the players in the NFL, Mahomes’ deal has a total value more than double any other contract in the entire league. Those right behind Mahomes are star signal-callers Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson. As we move further down the list, some names will surprise you.
Let’s break down the top 25 highest-paid players in the NFL:
1. Patrick Mahomes
Average Annual Salary: $45 million Total
Guaranteed: $63 million
Mahomes, as we have already discussed, recently signed the biggest contract in NFL history. How many more Super Bowls will the 25-year-old win in Kansas City? I’m thinking at least 3 or 4. The Chiefs are loaded with talent around Mahomes and a precedent of Super Bowl or bust has been set in Kansas City. While Mahomes’ total contract guarantee is technically only $63 million, as long as Mahomes is on the roster for the remainder of the 10-year deal he will receive around $477 million in guarantee mechanisms.