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Biggest Nfl Contracts by Year

The National Football League (NFL) is one of the most lucrative sports leagues in the world, with players earning high salaries and lucrative contracts. Each year, teams compete to sign the best players, often offering huge sums of money to secure their services. Here are some of the biggest NFL contracts by year.

2019: Russell Wilson – $140 million over four years

In April 2019, quarterback Russell Wilson signed a contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks worth $140 million over four years, making him the highest-paid player in the league at the time. The deal included a $65 million signing bonus and $107 million in guarantees.

2018: Jimmy Garoppolo – $137.5 million over five years

In February 2018, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo signed a five-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers worth $137.5 million, which was the largest contract in NFL history at the time. The deal included $74 million in guarantees and a $35 million signing bonus.

2017: Matthew Stafford – $135 million over five years

In August 2017, quarterback Matthew Stafford signed a five-year contract extension with the Detroit Lions worth $135 million, making him the highest-paid player in the league at the time. The deal included $92 million in guarantees and a $50 million signing bonus.

2016: Andrew Luck – $140 million over six years

In June 2016, quarterback Andrew Luck signed a six-year contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts worth $140 million, which was the largest contract in NFL history at the time. The deal included $87 million in guarantees and a $32 million signing bonus.

2015: Aaron Rodgers – $110 million over five years

In April 2015, quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed a five-year contract extension with the Green Bay Packers worth $110 million. The deal included $62.5 million in guarantees and a $33.25 million signing bonus.

These are just a few examples of the biggest NFL contracts over the past five years. As the league continues to grow and generate more revenue, we can expect players to command even higher salaries and more lucrative contracts in the years to come.