Who Has the Highest Paid Contract in the Nfl

The National Football League, or NFL, is one of the highest paying sports leagues in the world. With average player salaries ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, it’s no surprise that fans and analysts alike are always on the lookout for who has the highest paid contract in the league.

So, who currently holds the record for the highest paid contract in the NFL? As of 2021, the answer is none other than Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.

In July 2020, Mahomes signed a 10-year contract extension with the Chiefs that is worth up to $503 million. The contract includes $477 million in guarantee mechanisms, which is the most in NFL history.

Mahomes’ contract includes a $10 million signing bonus and a $21.7 million roster bonus due in March of 2021. The remaining $477 million is spread out over the next 10 years, with an average annual salary of $50.3 million. This makes Mahomes not only the highest paid player in the NFL, but also the highest paid athlete in the world.

Mahomes’ impressive contract comes as no surprise, as he has quickly become one of the best quarterbacks in the league. In just three seasons as a starter, he has already won a Super Bowl, been named league MVP, and has thrown for over 13,000 yards and 114 touchdowns.

While Mahomes’ contract is the highest in the league currently, it’s important to note that other players have held this title in the past. In 2018, quarterback Matt Ryan signed a five-year, $150 million contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons, making him the highest paid player in the league at the time. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers also signed a four-year, $134 million extension with the Green Bay Packers in 2018, which at the time made him the highest paid player in NFL history.

In conclusion, Patrick Mahomes currently holds the title for the highest paid contract in the NFL, with a 10-year, $503 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. His impressive contract cements his status as one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and highlights the importance of having a talented and skilled quarterback on any NFL team.