Until recently, MLB and the NBA guaranteed the most lucrative salaries in American pro sports. But this week, Patrick Mahomes’s ludicrous new contract worth up to half a billion dollars has blown everybody out of the water.
There are no guarantees in the brutal world of football. All it takes is one injury to ruin your career or one poor decision. Today, we’re going to take a look at the 30 highest-paid NFL players in 2020, focusing on guaranteed pay for this year alone. This means there are a few shocks on this list, but not surprisingly, many of the names are among the best starting quarterbacks.
Some big names and salaries like Christian McCaffrey’s, actually miss out. Meanwhile, the number one name for guaranteed salaries in 2020 may surprise you. Check out the highest-paid players for 2020 via CBS Sports below.
30. Von Miller
The 31-year-old Denver Broncos outside linebacker is entering the fifth season of a six-year, $114 million extension. He will make about $18 million alone this year in guaranteed pay. Miller is a Broncos great but the pressure in on him to improve in the new season.
Nobody pushes Miller harder than himself. He really wants the Defensive Player of the Year Award. It would be a great way to cap off the end of his career. The Super Bowl 50 MVP believes it’s a viable target as he approaches the end of his lucrative contract that includes one of the biggest salaries for defensive players.