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Published: June 2, 2015 at 06:24 p.m.
Updated: Sept. 7, 2016 at 05:52 p.m.

NFL's richest contracts for 2016

Drew Brees signed a $24.35M contract with the Saints on Wednesday, making him one of the highest-paid players in the league. See who else makes the cut.

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  • 1) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts - $24,594,000 25

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    1) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts - $24,594,000

    Five years, $122,970,000 total with $87,000,000 guaranteed

  • 2) Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals - $24,350,000 24

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    2) Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals - $24,350,000

    One year, $24,350,000 total with $21,000,000 guaranteed

  • 3) Drew Brees, New Orleans - $24,250,000 23

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    3) Drew Brees, New Orleans - $24,250,000

    One year, $24,250,000 total with $44,250,000 guaranteed

  • 4) Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens - $22,133,133 22

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    4) Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens - $22,133,133

    Three years, $66,400,000 total with $44,000,000 guaranteed

  • 5) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers - $22,000,000 21

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    5) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers - $22,000,000

    Five years, $110,000,000 total with $54,000,000 guaranteed

  • 6) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks - $21,900,000 20

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    6) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks - $21,900,000

    Four years, $87,600,000 total with $61,542,000 guaranteed

  • 7) Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers - $21,850,000 19

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    7) Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers - $21,850,000

    Four years, $87,400,000 total with $31,000,000 guaranteed

  • 8) Eli Manning, New York Giants - $21,000,000 18

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    8) Eli Manning, New York Giants - $21,000,000

    Four years, $84,000,000 total with $65,000,000 guaranteed

  • 9) Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers - $20,812,500 17

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    9) Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers - $20,812,500

    Four years, $83,250,000 total with $65,000,000 guaranteed

  • 10) Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers - $20,760,000 16

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    10) Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers - $20,760,000

    Five years, $103,800,000 total with $60,000,000 guaranteed

  • 11) Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons - $20,750,000 15

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    11) Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons - $20,750,000

    Five years, $103,750,000 with $42,000,000 guaranteed

  • 12) Tom Brady, New England Patriots - $20,500,000 14

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    12) Tom Brady, New England Patriots - $20,500,000

    Two years, $41,000,000 total with $28,000,000 guaranteed

  • 13) Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins - $19,953,000 13

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    13) Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins - $19,953,000

    One year, $19,953,000 total with $19,953,000 guaranteed

  • 14) Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins - $19,250,000 12

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    14) Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins - $19,250,000

    Four years, $77,000,000 total with $45,000,000 guaranteed

  • 15) Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos - $19,083,333 11

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    15) Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos - $19,083,333

    Six years, $114,500,000 total with $70,000,000 guaranteed

  • 16) Ndamukong Suh, Miami Dolphins - $19,062,500 10

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    16) Ndamukong Suh, Miami Dolphins - $19,062,500

    Six years, $114,375,000 total with $59,955,000 guaranteed

  • 17) Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers - $19,000,000 9

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    17) Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers - $19,000,000

    Six years, $114,000,000 total with $61,000,000 guaranteed

  • 18) Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears - $18,100,000 8

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    18) Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears - $18,100,000

    Seven years, $126,700,000 total with $54,000,000 guaranteed

  • 19) Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys - $18,000,000 7

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    19) Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys - $18,000,000

    Six years, $108,000,000 total with $55,000,000 guaranteed

  • 20) Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills - $18,000,000 6

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    20) Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills - $18,000,000

    Five years, $90,000,000 total with $9,500,000 guaranteed

  • 21) Brock Osweiler, Houston Texans - $18,000,000 5

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    21) Brock Osweiler, Houston Texans - $18,000,000

    Four years, $72,000,000 total with $37,000,000 guaranteed

  • 22) Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions - $17,666,667 4

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    22) Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions - $17,666,667

    Three years, $53,000,000 total with $41,500,000 guaranteed

  • 23) Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles - $17,500,000 3

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    23) Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles - $17,500,000

    Two years, $35,000,000 total with $22,000,000 guaranteed

  • 24) Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets - $17,200,000 2

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    24) Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets - $17,200,000

    Five years, $86,000,000 total with $53,500,000 guaranteed

  • 25) Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles - $17,100,000 1

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    25) Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles - $17,100,000

    Six years, $102,600,000 total with $63,299,000 guaranteed

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