NFL players live the high life. They travel in private jets live in mansions and wear perfectly tailored suits to fancy nightclubs and movie premieres around the world.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at the highest-paid NFL players and see exactly how much they’re making every year.
5. Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz makes whooping 32 million dollars. Even as the lowest-earning player on our list Carson Wentz still rose in a cool 32 million dollars per year. His recently signed 4-year contract includes a 16 million dollar signing bonus as well as another possible 16 million in incentives over the next four year period.
So how exactly as Carson Wentz climbed the ladder to join the millionaire club. You may know him as the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles but did you also know he played for the Patriots at home? There are century high school Patriots. Carson Wentz entered as a 5 foot 8 freshman and left as a 6 foot 5 valedictorian with football championships under his belt and he quickly got drafted to the NFL.
His career has been a bit rocky though. He was out towards the tail end of his 2017 season after suffering from the pro sports players curse a torn ACL. One might think there’d be some bad luck and he’d move right along. But 2018 didn’t go much better in terms of his health. A major knee injury took him out of the first two games and a returning back injury took him out of the season early. But don’t worry his Luck’s been getting better so far this year. He got 9 minutes into the Eagles’ final game of the 2019 season against the Seahawks.
He’s the first player in Eagles history to throw over 4,000 yards and he’s landed the most touchdowns in a season and the most pass completions in their history. So yeah this guy’s good at his job and he makes a ton of money.
But he’s got to be spending the money on something stupid right? a Lamborghini? a football field with his face mode onto it? Well, not exactly. In 2017 Carson launched a foundation a Christian nonprofit focused on creating free activities for youth and veterans.
4. Jared Goff
The next player on our list makes a lot of money is Jared Goff. The quarterback for the Rams is the next lucky and wealthy player on our list. He is making yearly about 33.5 million dollars.
To put that into perspective, it’s estimated that the average American spins around 1 million dollars in their entire lifetime. Meaning Jared that Goff is making more than 33 times that in a single year.
His record in the NFL is also fairly impressive. In 2018, Jared had 4,688 yards the second-highest single-season total in franchise history. In addition, he’s also nabbed the top spot for the most completed passes in a single game with an impressive 45 thrown passes.
When he’s not throwing footballs absurd distances Jared has a few other things that keep him busy. He’s the owner of JG 16 of clothing line a company that is made entirely of shirts with JG on them.
Born and raised in California, Jared Goff helps start California strong a nonprofit that goes towards individuals in California who are victims of wildfires and mass shootings.
3. Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers the Packers quarterback makes 33.5 million dollars per year playing for your beloved team. His four-year extension comes with a 57.5 million dollar signing bonus. Clearly, Aaron isn’t going to have to worry about money anytime soon.
He’s the NFL’s all-time career passer rating leader holds the lowest interception percentage at a startling 1.5 percent and holds the best touchdown to interception ratio in the league. He’s widely considered by many to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
But it wasn’t always that way it really wasn’t always that way. It’s no secret that Aaron isn’t the most buff guy out on the field. Though he led his team to victory in high school, again and again, he was looked over by recruiters largely due to his size.
Aaron tried to play football for Florida State but he was rejected. He ended up playing at a local Community College in California and was genuinely considering quitting altogether and just becoming a lawyer.
Lucky for him, he eventually got recruited by the bears then made his way onto the Packers where he shattered records left and right and made more money than he probably ever imagined. He is also dating Zdenek Patrick so I guess things worked out quite okay for him.
2. Ben Roethlisberger
The runner-up for the highest-paid NFL player is none other than Ben Roethlisberger. The quarterback for the Steelers. His two-year extension earns him 34 million dollars a year with a 37.5 million dollar signing bonus.
Not only was he the youngest quarterback to ever win a Super Bowl, but he has also cemented himself as a Steelers star with the most passing yards as a Steelers quarterback and the most passing touchdowns in the team’s history.
However, he and Aaron both had a similar issue trying to get themselves in prominent positions on important teams. In high school, Ben wasn’t a quarterback as he wasn’t able to land the spot as quarterback due to the coach’s son on his high school team. His former coach has even poked fun at himself for saying a nationally-known knucklehead.
Ben’s career has had a few rough patches from sexual assault allegations to six-game suspensions. Ben has remained with the Steelers for a long 16 years.
1. Russell Wilson
We have finally reached the highest-paid NFL player. Russell Wilson is the highest-paid NFL player his four-year contract will earn him 35 million dollars a year not including a 65 million dollar signing bonus. Don’t you just wish you could get 65 million for signing a few papers and agreeing to stay with a team that desperately wants and needs you?
If you’ve seen any Seahawks games chances are you’ve seen this dude running circles around everyone on the field, actual circles. He is known for his mobility and it shines in almost every play. He has been the NFC Offensive Player of the Week nine times and has the second-highest passer rating in NFL history.
He is viewed by some as one of the most dynamic exciting quarterbacks to watch on the field. But he wasn’t always be loved by Seahawks fans. In the 2012 draft, where Russell was picked the Seahawks received, a lot of flack for adding him onto the team. But no one knew Russell was going on to become the highest-paid player in the NFL
Russell doesn’t just play football. He’s played minor league baseball for years and is even invited to train with the Yankees for spring training. He has played with both the Rockies and the Rangers.
Russell’s father was a Yankee fan who recently passed and Russell promised him he would one day wear a Yankees jersey and he certainly kept that promise.
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So there you have it the highest-paid players in the NFL what do you think of all the money they’ve earned do they deserve that much who else do you think should be on this list let me know in the comment section down below.