The NFL’s Highest Paid Quarterbacks

Joe Flacco Goes To Disney World Following Super Bowl XLVII Victory

The NFL quarterback is the most prolific position in all of sports. There is no other role, position, or anything else you want to include that receives as much attention as the QB. The NFL is the country’s most popular sport and the QB is the most important position – period. If the team wins it’s the good QB, if the team loses fans are looking to see what QBs are available in the draft.

It should come as no surprise that 5 of the top 6 paid players in the NFL are quarterbacks. The only other player to crack the top amongst the signal-callers is freak Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson. Anyway, here are the top 5 highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL. Do they deserve their paychecks?

ARIA Resort & Casino's 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational At Shadow Creek - Day 2

Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – $22 million

Rodgers, when healthy, is widely considered one of the best quarterbacks in the league and the Packers certainly agree with that assessment. He signed a mega-deal extension in 2013 and is raking in $22 million a season. Why wouldn’t he? He’s led the team to a Super Bowl title in 2010 and he’s 53-27 in five years as Packers QB.

Joe Flacco Goes To Disney World Following Super Bowl XLVII Victory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens – $20.1 million

Flacco had a brilliant 2013 playoffs and got paid for it. Flacco doesn’t draw nearly as much praise as other elite QBs in the league, but the guy does get it done. People would argue he’s not worth the price tag, but he cashed in on his free-agent season by winning the Super Bowl in February 2013 and signed a 6-year, $120.6 million deal.

27th Annual NFL-Sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast

Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints – $20 million

Heading back to the best quarterback in the league discussion we find Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. Brees just puts up numbers. In fact, much like Flacco, he cashed in on a record-breaking 2011 season (broke Dan Marino’s passing yards in a season record) and got paid. He won a Super Bowl, he’s been breaking all sorts of passing records over the past 5 years – he’s worth the 5-year, $100-million deal signed in 2012.

DIRECTV's Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl - Game

Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos – $19.2 million

The Broncos took a chance on Peyton after he had neck surgery and boy did it pay off. They signed him to a 5-year, $96 million deal in 2012 and he’s paid them back and then some. He’s lead the team to the best record in the AFC and a Super Bowl (where they got smoked). Manning has looked like an elite QB with the Broncos and his stats back that up.

Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo Plays Guitar Hero on Xbox live.

Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – $18 million

Touchdown Tony was given perhaps the most-eyebrow-raising deal in the NFL over the past couple of years. He signed a 6-year, $108 million extension last year that’s going to keep him as the Cowboys QB until 2019. The problem is – Romo hasn’t won anything. He’s put up good numbers, but the Cowboys haven’t been in the playoffs as consistently as the four other guys on the list. Of course, he’s known as a choker as well. At least he’s getting paid.

Images via Getty Images

Add Comment

Actors Basketball Players Bloggers Boxers Celebrities Criminals Football Coaches Football Players Golfers Hockey Coaches MMA NASCAR Olympians Politicians Skateboarders Soccer Coaches Soccer Players Tennis Wrestlers
How did Andrey Melnichenko Make His Billions?
The Richest People in Europe - Liliane Bettencourt
20 of the Richest People in Europe
10 of the Most Fiscally Corrupt Politicians in History
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The 10 Best Affordable Luxury Cars That Are Actually Worth Owning
Rolls Royce Dawn is Named Best Luxury Car
Shelby American’s 50th Anniversary Super Snake
Jaguar Will Unveil the re-worked F-Type 400 Sport in 2017
Five Luxurious Cayman Islands Packages You’ve Got to Try
10 of the Most Luxurious Things To Do in Boston
10 of the Most Luxurious Things To Do in Boston
Top Five Hotels to Send Christmas Abroad
A $191,000 Flight is One Way to Ring in 2017
A Guide for the First-Time Rolex Buyer
Why We Love the The 2016 Rolex Air-King
Why We Love the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thing Squelette
The Top Five Michael Kors Women’s Watches
The Top Five Women’s Sneakers Brands in 2016
Five Upcoming Sneaker Collections to Check out in August
Five of the Most Expensive Sneakers at Sneakerness Berlin
Five Sneaker Brands to Look for at New York Market Week
Cheese
The Most Expensive Cheeses in the World
$1,000 Ice Cream Sundae Serendipity 3
Here’s Where You Can Enjoy a $1,000 Ice Cream Sundae In Vegas
Mauro Camusso Creates his Wine in a Disused Mineral Mine
The Top Five Red Wines of 2016
Laucala Hilltop Estate
The Five Most Expensive Hotel Suites in the World
The Place to Stay During the Sundance Film Festival
Alpe d’Huez Voted Europe’s Best Ski Resort
The Four Seasons Gorgeous New Hawaiian Resort