22. JOE FLACCO, DENVER BRONCOS – $18.5 MILLION:
Joe Flacco won a Super Bowl MVP with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 and promptly cashed in on a monstrous contract. At the time, Flacco became the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history when the Ravens signed him to a six-year contract worth $120.6 million.
His post-Super Bowl career could be called a monstrous disappointment. He slowly declined with some of the worst statistical seasons of all NFL starting quarterbacks over the next five to six years. He was replaced by rookie Lamar Jackson in 2018 and traded to Denver in the offseason. Flacco will make $18.5 million of his laughable contract this year, where he’ll have another rookie breathing down his neck after the Broncos drafted Missouri product Drew Lock.