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NFL’s Highest-paid Quarterbacks of 2023: Jackson, Rodgers, Prescott & More

Last Updated: September 29, 2023
Who’s No. 1? Check out Boardroom’s full rundown of football’s best-paid QBs this season, including the NFL’s top quarterback contracts overall.

Sometimes, the clickbait writes itself: “You Won’t BELIEVE who the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback is this year! Doctors HATE him! FOR MORE STORIES LIKE THESE, subscribe to my Dunnstack, presented by Twitcoin!” Yeah, you know how it is. But in the case of NFL QB salaries and contracts in 2023, we’ll fortunately have no such issues, as it’s hard to be surprised with how things are shaking out.

The gang’s all here, folks: your reigning Super Bowl champ in Kansas City, an MVP phenom who recently signed a contract worth more than $50 million per season, Daniel Jones… what more do you really need?

Let’s get to the numbers — check out the top 10 highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL for 2023, and stick around for the top QB contracts by total value.

Highest-paid QBs in the NFL: Who’s No. 1 in 2023?

Based on total cash salary as noted by Spotrac.

1Lamar JacksonRavens$80M
2Patrick MahomesChiefs$59.35M
t-3Daniel JonesGiants$46M
t-3Deshaun WatsonBrowns$46M
5Joe BurrowBengals$45.54M
6Kyler MurrayCardinals$39M
7Aaron RodgersJets$36.89M
8Dak PrescottCowboys$31M
t-9Derek CarrSaints$30M
t-9Kirk CousinsVikings$30M

Top NFL QB Contracts by Total Value

Click here for Boardroom’s full rundown of the biggest contracts in NFL history.

1P. MahomesKC$450M$45M
2J. BurrowCIN$275M$55M
3J. HerbertLAC$262.5M$52.5M
4L. JacksonBAL$260M$52M
5J. AllenBUF$258.03M$43M
6J. HurtsPHI$255M$51M
7R. WilsonDEN$242.59M$48.52M
8K. MurrayARI$230.5M$46.1M
9D. WatsonCLE$230M$46M
t-10D. JonesNYG$160M$40M
t-10D. PrescottDAL$160M$40M
t-10M. StaffordLAR$160M$40M
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