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The 33 Highest-Paid NFL Quarterbacks

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew Lisa of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 34: NFL football is finally here and every starting quarterback heads into the season with one thing in common — if they’re not the highest-paid player on the team, they’re close to it. In charge of coordinating the offense, the quarterback handles the ball during every single play. No individual has a greater influence on the outcome of a game, which is why the man under center usually gets a paycheck that’s the envy of the team.  Team Work: The 25 Richest NFL Team Owners Rich Picks: 27 Richest No. 1 NFL Draft Picks But the NFL is not immune to income disparity, and some quarterback paychecks are more enviable than others.  See: The Biggest Bargain on Every NFL Roster In order to determine the highest-paid quarterbacks, GOBankingRates used Spotrac's NFL salary data to rank every single play-caller by his cap hit for the 2021 season and ranked them in order of lowest to highest. You’ll also learn about their base salaries, signing bonuses, roster bonuses and miscellaneous pay. You'll notice there are 33 quarterbacks for just 32 NFL teams -- there was a tie at the very top of the list, and some backups made the cut, while some starters did not. Here are the highest-paid quarterbacks this year. Last updated: Sept. 8, 2021

NFL football is finally here and every starting quarterback heads into the season with one thing in common — if they’re not the highest-paid player on the team, they’re close to it. In charge of coordinating the offense, the quarterback handles the ball during every single play. No individual has a greater influence on the outcome of a game, which is why the man under center usually gets a paycheck that’s the envy of the team. 

Team Work: The 25 Richest NFL Team Owners
Rich Picks: 27 Richest No. 1 NFL Draft Picks

But the NFL is not immune to income disparity, and some quarterback paychecks are more enviable than others. 

See: The Biggest Bargain on Every NFL Roster

In order to determine the highest-paid quarterbacks, GOBankingRates used Spotrac's NFL salary data to rank every single play-caller by his cap hit for the 2021 season and ranked them in order of lowest to highest. You’ll also learn about their base salaries, signing bonuses, roster bonuses and miscellaneous pay. You'll notice there are 33 quarterbacks for just 32 NFL teams -- there was a tie at the very top of the list, and some backups made the cut, while some starters did not. Here are the highest-paid quarterbacks this year.

Last updated: Sept. 8, 2021

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