The Biggest Contracts In NFL History Prove The Risk Is Worth The Reward

There’s no question that there is a lot of money in the NFL for players. The salary cap has exploded over the last decade and is now over $200 million. This has led teams to hand out mind-boggling contracts to their franchise players. From Matt Ryan’s $150 million contract to elite wide receivers breaking the $100 million barrier, it’s a good time to be an NFL player. These are the biggest contracts that teams have ever handed out!

Matt Ryan – $150 Million

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The player who currently sports the largest contract in the NFL is Matt Ryan. The franchise QB and one-time league MVP is in the middle of a five-year deal that could pay him $150 million. His average annual salary is $30 million and $100 million of the deal is fully guaranteed.

Ryan will look to bounce back in 2020 after a disappointing 2019 season that saw the Falcons go 7-9. The bad year nearly cost head coach Dan Quinn his job, but the team, including Ryan, rallied around him.