The 2022 NFL season promises to be exciting and it's time to meet the players whose teams have made the biggest investment for this campaign. In t
The 2022 NFL season promises to be exciting and it’s time to meet the players whose teams have made the biggest investment for this campaign.
In that sense, it is worth clarifying that in the NFL salary value is only a portion of a player’s income in a campaignwhile a number many times greater is represented by the different bonuses determined at the time of signing a contract.
That is why, to talk about the best payments of each year, it is usual to resort to VPA: average annual valuethat is, the average annual value, adding all the different points of the contract.
At the top of the table appears the MVP of the last two seasons, Aaron Rodgersthe only one that passes the 50 million dollars. To no one’s surprise, the next 10 players on the table are quarterbacks: Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford, Dak Prescott, Kirk Cousins, Russell Wilson, Jared Goff, and Carson Wentz.
The only defender above 30 million? The best ever: Aaron Donald of the champion Los Angeles Rams. Matt Ryan also passes that barrier, while Tyreek Hill he is the highest paid receiver.
The highest paid players of the 2022 NFL season
1 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers QB $50,271,667
2 Deshaun Watson Cleveland Browns QB $46,000,000
3 Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs QB $45,000,000
4 Josh Allen Buffalo Bills QB $43,005,667
5 Derek Carr Las Vegas Raiders QB $40,500,000
6 Matthew Stafford Los Angeles Rams QB $40,000,000
6 Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys QB $40,000,000
8 Kirk Cousins Minnesota Vikings QB $35,000,000
8 Russell Wilson Denver Broncos QB $35,000,000
10 Jared Goff Detroit Lions QB $33,500,000
11 Carson Wentz Washington Commanders QB $32,000,000
12 Aaron Donald Los Angeles Rams DT $31,666,667
13 Tyreek Hill Kansas City Chiefs WR $30,000,000
13 Matt Ryan Indianapolis Colts QB $30,000,000