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Patrick Mahomes’ $500 Million Extension and 50 Other Biggest NFL Contracts of 2020

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Just because sports remains at a standstill doesn’t mean sports news has to take a break as well. While the NFL season remains questionable with coronavirus cases rising sharply around the country, the Kansas City Chiefs made huge news recently when they signed the league’s biggest new star Patrick Mahomes to a record-breaking 10-year contract extension worth up to $503 million.

Granted, “only” $141.48 million is guaranteed at signing — meaning this isn’t quite the same commitment as those mega-deals in the MLB — but if Mahomes remains anywhere near as effective a passer as he’s been to this point, he has a great shot at playing out the full deal and getting himself halfway to his first billion by the time he’s 35. And that doesn’t even factor in the number of endorsement deals he already has.

So, Mahomes is clearly the headliner when it comes to major NFL contracts, but who else has put pen to paper on a big deal this offseason? Here’s a closer look at the biggest deals signed prior to (fingers crossed) the 2020 season.

Last updated: July 8, 2020

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Austin Ekeler

  • Position: Running back
  • Team: Los Angeles Chargers
  • Age: 24
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $24.50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $13.75 million

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Philip Rivers

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Indianapolis Colts
  • Age: 38
  • Years on contract: 1
  • Total value of contract: $25 million
  • Guaranteed money: $25 million

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Jason Pierre-Paul

  • Position: Defensive end
  • Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Age: 31
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $25 million
  • Guaranteed money: $17.50 million

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Calais Campbell

  • Position: Defensive end
  • Team: Baltimore Ravens
  • Age: 33
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $25 million
  • Guaranteed money: $20 million

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Carl Nassib

  • Position: Defensive end
  • Team: Las Vegas Raiders
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $25.25 million
  • Guaranteed money: $13.25 million

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David Onyemata

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Team: New Orleans Saints
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $26 million
  • Guaranteed money: $10 million

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Michael Pierce

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Team: Minnesota Vikings
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $27 million
  • Guaranteed money: $9 million

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Connor McGovern

  • Position: Center
  • Team: New York Jets
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $27 million
  • Guaranteed money: $18 million

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Randall Cobb

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Team: Houston Texans
  • Age: 29
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $27 million
  • Guaranteed money: $18 million

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Kyle Fuller

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Chicago Bears
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $27 million
  • Guaranteed money: $7.50 million

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George Fant

  • Position: Tackle
  • Team: New York Jets
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $27.30 million
  • Guaranteed money: $8.85 million

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Jimmie Ward

  • Position: Free safety
  • Team: San Francisco 49ers
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $28.50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $13 million

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Jordan Phillips

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Team: Arizona Cardinals
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $30 million
  • Guaranteed money: $14.50 million

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Bryan Bulaga

  • Position: Right tackle
  • Team: Los Angeles Chargers
  • Age: 31
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $30 million
  • Guaranteed money: $19.25 million

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Jamie Collins

  • Position: Outside linebacker
  • Team: Detroit Lions
  • Age: 29
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $30 million
  • Guaranteed money: $18 million

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Shaq Lawson

  • Position: Defensive end
  • Team: Miami Dolphins
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $30 million
  • Guaranteed money: $20.80 million

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Ereck Flowers

  • Position: Guard
  • Team: Miami Dolphins
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $30 million
  • Guaranteed money: $19.95 million

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Andrew Whitworth

  • Position: Left tackle
  • Team: Los Angeles Rams
  • Age: 38
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $30 million
  • Guaranteed money: N/A

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Mario Addison

  • Position: Outside linebacker
  • Team: Buffalo Bills
  • Age: 32
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $30.45 million
  • Guaranteed money: $13.25 million

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Blake Martinez

  • Position: Inside linebacker
  • Team: New York Giants
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $30.75 million
  • Guaranteed money: $19 million

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Dak Prescott

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Dallas Cowboys
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 1
  • Total value of contract: $30.41 million
  • Guaranteed money: N/A

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Bradley Roby

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Houston Texans
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $31.50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $19 million

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Malcolm Jenkins

  • Position: Free safety
  • Team: New Orleans Saints
  • Age: 32
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $32 million
  • Guaranteed money: $16.25 million

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Anthony Castonzo

  • Position: Left tackle
  • Team: Indianapolis Colts
  • Age: 31
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $33 million
  • Guaranteed money: $7 million

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Cory Littleton

  • Position: Inside linebacker
  • Team: Las Vegas Raiders
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $35.25 million
  • Guaranteed money: $22 million

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Javon Hargrave

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Team: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $39 million
  • Guaranteed money: $25.50 million

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Kendall Fuller

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Washington Redskins
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $40 million
  • Guaranteed money: $13.50 million

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Trae Waynes

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $42 million
  • Guaranteed money: $15 million

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Jack Conklin

  • Position: Right tackle
  • Team: Cleveland Browns
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $42 million
  • Guaranteed money: $30 million

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Austin Hooper

  • Position: Tight end
  • Team: Cleveland Browns
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $42 million
  • Guaranteed money: $18.50 million

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James Bradberry

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: New York Giants
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $43.50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $29.80 million

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Graham Glasgow

  • Position: Guard
  • Team: Denver Broncos
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $44 million
  • Guaranteed money: $22.90 million

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Dante Fowler Jr.

  • Position: Outside linebacker
  • Team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $45 million
  • Guaranteed money: $23 million

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Halapoulivaati Vaitai

  • Position: Guard
  • Team: Detroit Lions
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $45 million
  • Guaranteed money: $20 million

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Drew Brees

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: New Orleans Saints
  • Age: 41
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $25 million

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Tom Brady

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Age: 42
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $50 million

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Darius Slay

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Age: 29
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $50.05 million
  • Guaranteed money: $26.05 million

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Kyle Van Noy

  • Position: Inside linebacker
  • Team: Miami Dolphins
  • Age: 29
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $51 million
  • Guaranteed money: $15 million

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D.J. Reader

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Team: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $53 million
  • Guaranteed money: $20.25 million

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Joe Schobert

  • Position: Inside linebacker
  • Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $53.75 million
  • Guaranteed money: $21.50 million

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Andrus Peat

  • Position: Guard
  • Team: New Orleans Saints
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $57.50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $23 million

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Eddie Jackson

  • Position: Free safety
  • Team: Chicago Bears
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $58.40 million
  • Guaranteed money: $22 million

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Teddy Bridgewater

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Carolina Panthers
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $63 million
  • Guaranteed money: $33 million

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Christian McCaffrey

  • Position: Running back
  • Team: Carolina Panthers
  • Age: 23
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $64.06 million
  • Guaranteed money: $30.06 million

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Kirk Cousins

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Minnesota Vikings
  • Age: 31
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $66 million
  • Guaranteed money: $31 million

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Robert Quinn

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Team: Chicago Bears
  • Age: 29
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $70 million
  • Guaranteed money: $30 million

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Byron Jones

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Miami Dolphins
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $82.50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $46 million

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Arik Armstead

  • Position: Defensive end
  • Team: San Francisco 49ers
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $85 million
  • Guaranteed money: $26.65 million

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Amari Cooper

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Team: Dallas Cowboys
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $100 million
  • Guaranteed money: $40 million

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Ryan Tannehill

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Tennessee Titans
  • Age: 31
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $118 million
  • Guaranteed money: $62 million

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Patrick Mahomes

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Kansas City Chiefs
  • Age: 24
  • Years on contract: 10
  • Total value of contract: $450 million
  • Guaranteed money: $141.48 million

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Methodology: GOBankingRates used Spotrac’s NFL contract data from contracts signed in the year 2020 to find the 50 biggest NFL contracts signed so far in the 2020 offseason. GOBankingRates looked at all contracts signed by any player in the year 2020 and took the top 50 in terms of overall contact dollars to be included as the biggest contracts signed as of April 21, 2020. With this criteria set, GOBankingRates found the following data points for each of the 50 biggest contracts: (1) years of contract; (2) total dollars in the contract; (3) average annual value of contract found by dividing total dollars by the years in the contract; (4) total guaranteed money from the total contract; (5) total guaranteed money at the signing of the contract; (6) the percent of the contract that is guaranteed; and (7) the 2020 through 2024 cap hit for each contract where applicable. All data was collected on and up to date as of April 21, 2020.