This is a list taking a look at the highest-paid NFL players for the 2020 season, this isn’t about cap numbers because they can be messed about with, this is the player’s take-home salary for the year! Russell Wilson – $53,000,000
The elite QB of the Seattle Seahawks is making over $13 million more than the next closest player in 2020 thanks to an extension he signed in April 2019. He remains one of the top-3 quarterbacks in the NFL and this contract is worth it and then some. Kirk Cousins – $40,000,000
Already one of the highest-paid QBs in the league, the Vikings needed some cap space and decided to extend Cousins in the offseason. He turned that desperation into a two-year deal to keep him one of the highest-paid NFL players and with the team until 2022. Carson Wentz – $39,400,000
The oft-injured QB of the Eagles is in the second year of a four-year mega-contract worth $128 million. He now has a few more pieces to work with on offense to show his value and get the Eagles back to the Super Bowl. Ryan Tannehill – $37,500,000
The former Dolphin, turned Tennessee Titans star secured a huge contract from the team he took into the playoffs. He will bag $118 million over the next four seasons but only time will tell whether his elite level of play is a one-year wonder. Jared Goff – $31,000,000
T he Rams are in cap hell for the next few years and the huge contract they gave to Goff is looking like a bit of a mistake. They’re stuck with Goff for at least three more years so they must be hoping that 2019 was an outlier and McVay can work his magic. Honorable Mention: Frank Clark – $27,000,000
We couldn’t just let this be all QBs so here’s the first non-QB and the highest-earning defensive player. After being traded to the Chiefs he secured a huge deal and helped KC win a title, he may be a cap casualty soon enough as Mahomes wants a big new contract.
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