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Biggest NFL Contracts of the 2022 Offseason

From extensions to free agent deals to the franchise tag, tracking the most expensive contracts NFL players are signing ahead of the 2022 season.

The money is officially flowing ahead of the 2022 NFL season. The franchise tag deadline came and went on March 8. Free agency officially began on March 16, also the official start of the new league year. And there’s been a lot of fun to be had.

As pen hits paper and more big-money NFL contracts get locked in, whether via free agency, extensions, or franchise tenders, Boardroom has your running count of the biggest, most expensive deals locked in this offseason, from Aaron Rodgers to Aaron Donald and from Deshaun Watson to Derek Carr to Davante Adams and beyond.

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Largest NFL Contracts Signed This Offseason
(Total Value)

All numbers via Spotrac unless otherwise noted.

1. Broncos QB Russell Wilson: $245,000,000

Type: Extension
Length: 5 years
2022 salary: $24,000,000
Guaranteed money: $165,000,000

2. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray: $230,500,000

Type: Extension
Length: 5 years
2022 salary: $30,000,000
Guaranteed money: $160,000,000

3. Browns QB Deshaun Watson: $230,000,000

Type: Extension
Length: 5 years
2022 salary: $46,035,000
Guaranteed money:$230,000,000

4. Rams QB Matthew Stafford: $160,000,000

Type: Extension
Length: 4 years
2022 salary: $61,500,000
Guaranteed money: $130,000,000

5. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: $150,815,000

Type: Extension
Length: 3 years
2022 salary: $42,000,000
Guaranteed money:$150,815,000

6. Raiders WR Davante Adams: $141,250,000

Type: Extension
Length: 5 years
2022 salary: $23,320,576
Guaranteed money: $65,670,000

7. Raiders QB Derek Carr: $121,500,000

Type: Extension
Length: 3 years
2022 salary: $19,877,519
Guaranteed money: $65,277,519

  • NOTE: Carr’s three-year extension begins next season.
t-8. Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill: $120,000,000

Type: Extension
Length: 4 years
2022 salary: $26,635,000
Guaranteed money: $72,200,000

t-8. Bills EDGE Von Miller: $120,000,000

Type: Free agency (via Rams)
Length: 6 years
2022 salary: $19,970,000
Guaranteed money: $51,435,000

10. Bills WR Stefon Diggs: $104,000,000

Type: Extension
Length: 4 years
2022 salary: $24,580,000
Guaranteed money: $70,000,000

11. Browns CB Denzel Ward: $100,500,000

Type: Extension
Length: 5 years
2022 salary: $13,294,000
Guaranteed money: $71,250,000

12. Eagles WR A.J. Brown: $100,000,000

Type: Extension
Length: 4 years
2022 salary: $24,220,000
Guaranteed money: $57,000,000

13. Rams DT Aaron Donald: $95,000,000

Type: Restructure and extension
Length: 3 years
2022 salary: $31,500,000
Guaranteed money: $95,000,000

14. Raiders EDGE Maxx Crosby: $94,000,000

Type: Extension
Length: 4 years
2022 salary: $16,882,000
Guaranteed money: $53,000,000

15. Titans EDGE Harold Landry III: $87,500,000

Type: Extension
Length: 5 years
2022 salary: $20,250,000
Guaranteed money: $52,500,000

t-16. Packers CB Jaire Alexander: $84,000,000

Type: Extension
Length: 4 years
2022 salary: $31,076,000
Guaranteed money: $30,000,000

t-16. Jaguars WR Christian Kirk: $84,000,000

Type: Free agency (via Cardinals)
Length: 4 years
2022 salary: $20,250,000
Guaranteed money: $52,500,000

18. Chargers CB J.C. Jackson: $82,500,000

Type: Free agency (via Patriots)
Length: 5 years
2022 salary: $28,000,000
Guaranteed money: $40,000,000

19. Rams WR Cooper Kupp: $80,100,000

Type: Extension
Length: 3 years
2022 salary: $30,000,000
Guaranteed money: $75,000,000

20. Dolphins OT Terron Armstead: $75,000,000

Type: Free agency (via Saints)
Length: 5 years
2022 salary: $14,120,000
Guaranteed money: $43,370,000

Largest NFL Contracts Signed This Offseason
(Average Annual Value)

1. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: $50,271,667

2022 salary cap hit: $28,533,569
Free agency: 2025

  • NOTE: Alternatively, calculating AAV based strictly on the number of new years (two) and the amount of new money ($123,844,412) in Rodgers’ deal produces a figure of $61,922,206.
2. Broncos QB Russell Wilson: $49,000,000

2022 salary cap hit: $24,000,000
Free agency: 2029

3. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray: $46,100,000

2022 salary cap hit: $6,772,000
Free agency: 2028

4. Browns QB Deshaun Watson: $46,000,000

2022 salary cap hit: $10,035,000
Free agency: 2027

5. Raiders QB Derek Carr: $41,500,000

2022 salary cap hit: $19,877,519 (extension begins next year)
Free agency: 2025

6. Rams QB Matthew Stafford: $40,000,000

2022 salary cap hit: $13,500,000
Free agency: 2027 (potential out following 2025 season)

7. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins: $35,000,000

2022 salary cap hit: $31,416,668
Free agency: 2024

  • NOTE: Cousins’ deal reportedly lowers his previous 2022 salary cap number, extends him through 2023, and includes two non-guaranteed years covering 2024 and ’25.
8. Rams DT Aaron Donald: $31,666,667

2022 salary cap hit: $24,000,000
Free agency: 2025

9. Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill: $30,000,000

2022 salary cap hit: $6,485,000
Free agency: 2026

10. Raiders WR Davante Adams: $28,250,000

2022 salary cap hit: $8,170,576
Free agency: 2027

11. Rams WR Cooper Kupp: $26,700,000

2022 salary cap hit: $17,800,000
Free
agency: 2027

12. Bills WR Stefon Diggs: $26,000,000

2022 salary cap hit: $11,736,111
Free agency: 2028

13. Eagles WR A.J. Brown: $25,000,000

2022 salary cap hit: $5,632,800
Free agency: 2027

14. Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf: $24,000,000

2022 salary cap hit: $8,838,827
Free agency: 2026

15. 49ers WR Deebo Samuel: $23,850,000

2022 salary cap hit: $4,890,519
Free agency: 2026

16. Raiders EDGE Maxx Crosby: $23,500,000

2022 salary cap hit: $6,677,566
Free agency: 2026

17. Commanders WR Terry McLaurin: $23,333,333

2022 salary cap hit: Not reported
Free agency: 2026

t-18. Packers CB Jaire Alexander: $21,000,000

2022 salary cap hit: $7,076,000
Free agency: 2027

t-18. Jaguars WR Christian Kirk: $21,000,000

2022 salary cap hit: $7,500,000
Free agency: 2026

20. Panthers WR D.J. Moore: $20,628,000

2022 salary cap hit: $11,116,000
Free agency: 2026

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