Who will be the top-paid NFL player in 2020?
From superstar quarterbacks to record-breaking defensive players, these are the NFL players with the biggest paychecks — based on total cash they are expected to earn in 2020 — per Spotrac.
The Jaguars' prized free-agent when he signed a year ago, Foles was traded to the Bears in the offseason. The former Super Bowl MVP will enter the second season of a four-year, $88 million pact with Bears in 2020.
47 (tie). Bud Dupree: $15.8 million
Unless he signs an extension with the Steelers, Dupree is set to pocket just short of $16 million in 2020.
47 (tie). Matt Judon: $15.8 million
Judon is currently signed to a one-year pact with the Baltimore Ravens.
47 (tie). Shaquil Barrett: $15.8 million
The first-time Pro Bowler will earn nearly $16 million on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.
46. Jacoby Brissett: $15.9 million
In 2020, Brissett will be in the final season of a two-year, $30 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts.
40 (tie). James Bradberry: $16 million
In free agency, Bradberry secured a three-year, $43.5 million deal with the New York Giants.
40 (tie). Taylor Lewan: $16 million
Before the 2018 campaign, Lewan inked a five-year, $80 million extension with an even $50 million guaranteed.
40 (tie). Chandler Jones: $16 million
One of the best pass rushers in the NFL, Jones will be in the fourth season of a five-year, $82.5 million pact with the Cardinals in 2020.
40 (tie). C.J. Mosley: $16 million
After playing just two games in his first campaign with the Jets, Mosley will enter the second season of a five-year, $85 million pact with New York in 2020.
40 (tie). Landon Collins: $16 million
The Redskins' big free-agent signing in 2019, Collins will be in his second season of a six-year, $84 million deal with Washington. The hard-hitting safety's contract includes $44.5 million guaranteed.
40 (tie). Alex Smith: $16 million
Although it's unclear if Alex Smith will play in 2020 because of a leg injury, the former No. 1 overall pick is set to earn another $16 million in 2020.
39. Chris Jones: $16.1 million
A wrecking ball in Super Bowl LIV, Jones is set to make more than $16 million on a one-year deal with the Kanas City Chiefs.
38. Tyreek Hill: $16.2 million
Before the 2019 season, the Chiefs' star receiver signed a three-year, $54 million extension with Kansas City. Hill is under contract through 2022.
37. Donovan Smith: $16.5 million
In the 2020 campaign, the Buccaneers left tackle will be in the second season of a three-year, $41.3 million pact with Tampa Bay.
36. Mike Evans: $16.8 million
In March 2018, Evans inked a five-year, $82.5 million extension with $55 million guaranteed. The three-time Pro Bowl receiver is signed through 2023.
35. DeMarcus Lawrence: $16.9 million
Back in April 2019, Lawrence scored a five-year, $105 million extension with $65 million guaranteed.
32 (tie). Anthony Castonzo: $17 million
In the offseason, the Colts re-signed Castonzo to a two-year, $33 million extension with $17 million guaranteed.
32 (tie). Aaron Donald: $17 million
Prior to the 2018 campaign, Donald secured a six-year, $135 million extension with $86.9 million guaranteed. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year is under contract through 2024.
32 (tie). Leonard Williams: $17 million
Williams will earn $17 million on a one-year pact with the New York Giants in 2020.
31. Khalil Mack: $17.2 million
After being dealt to the Bears in 2018, Mack inked a six-year, $141 million deal with Chicago. The contract included a $34 million signing bonus.
30. Andy Dalton: $17.7 million
Dalton's set to enter the final season of a six-year, $96 million extension with the Bengals. However, Cincinnati doesn't owe Dalton any more guaranteed money, and the team is expected to draft a quarterback with the first overall selection in 2020.
29. Yannick Ngakoue: $17.8 million
The former third-round pick is signed to a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
28. A.J. Green: $17.9 million
Green is scheduled to make nearly $18 million on a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020.
27. Von Miller: $18 million
Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller will be in the fifth season of a six-year, $114.1 million extension with the Broncos in 2020.
26. Robert Quinn: $18.5 million
In free agency, Quinn secured a five-year, $70 million contract with the Chicago Bears.
25. Derek Carr: $19 million
In June 2017, Carr scored a five-year, $125 million extension with the Raiders. He's expected to make an even $19 million in 2020, unless the Raiders decide to cut him loose.
24. Cam Newton: $19.1 million
In 2020, Newton will enter the final season of a five-year, $103.8 million pact with the Panthers.
23. Ezekiel Elliott: $19.8 million
After holding out for a new contract in 2019, Ezekiel Elliott hit the jackpot with a six-year, $90 million extension with the Cowboys to make him the highest-paid running back in the NFL.
19 (tie). Amari Cooper: $20 million
The Cowboys receiver inked a five-year, $100 million deal with Dallas in free agency. The first two years of Cooper's contract are guaranteed.
19 (tie). Arik Armstead: $20 million
In the offseason, Armstead re-signed with the San Francisco 49ers for five years and $85 million.
19 (tie). Jack Conklin: $20 million
The former Titans offensive lineman secured a three-year, $42 million pact with the Cleveland Browns this offseason.
19 (tie). Trae Waynes: $20 million
In one of the more surprising free-agent deals, the Bengals signed Trae Waynes to a three-year, $42 million pact with $15 million guaranteed.
18. Matt Ryan: $20.5 million
In May 2018, Ryan signed a five-year, $150 million extension with the Atlanta Falcons. The former MVP's pact included a $46.5 million signing bonus.
16 (tie). Ben Roethlisberger: $21.5 million
Coming off an elbow injury, Roethlisberger is entering the first season of a two-year, $68 million extension with the Steelers.
16 (tie). Trent Brown: $21.5 million
The highest-paid offensive lineman in 2020 is the Raiders' massive tackle. Brown scored a four-year, $66 million pact with the Raiders in 2019.
8. Julio Jones: $22.2 million
In 2019, Jones inked a three-year, $66 million extension with the Falcons. The seven-time Pro Bowl receiver is signed through 2023.
14. DeForest Buckner: $23.4 million
After being traded from the 49ers to the Colts, Buckner scored a four-year, $84 million extension with $44.4 million guaranteed.
13. Teddy Bridgewater: $24 million
The former Saints passer inked a three-year, $63 million contract with Carolina Panthers during free agency.
10 (tie). Drew Brees: $25 million
In the offseason, Brees signed a two-year, $50 million pact to remain with the New Orleans Saints.
10 (tie). Philip Rivers: $25 million
After spending his first 17 seasons with the Chargers, Rivers inked a one-year, $25 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts in free agency.
10 (tie). Tom Brady: $25 million
The former Patriots quarterback secured a fully guaranteed two-year, $50 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady's deal includes a no-trade clause.
9. Jimmy Garoppolo: $25.2 million
The 49ers starting quarterback enters his third season of a five-year, $137.5 million pact with the San Francisco 49ers in 2020. Garoppolo is under contract through 2022.
8. Byron Jones: $26 million
In free agency, the Dolphins signed the star defensive back to a five-year, $82.5 million pact with $54.4 million guaranteed.
7. Frank Clark: $27 million
After getting traded from the Seahawks to the Chiefs last offseason, Clark secured a five-year, $104 million deal with Kansas City that included $62.3 million guaranteed.
6. Dak Prescott: $28.7 million
Unless he signs a contract extension, the Cowboys starting quarterback will earn nearly $29 million in 2020.
5. Jared Goff: $31 million
The Rams quarterback secured a four-year, $134 million extension with Los Angeles last offseason. Goff's deal includes a $21 million roster bonus in 2020.
4. Ryan Tannehill: $37.5 million
The 2019 NFL Comeback Player of the Year scored a four-year, $118 million extension with the Tennessee Titans in March.
3. Carson Wentz: $39.4 million
In 2020, Wentz will enter the second season of a four-year, $128 million extension with the Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz is signed through 2024.
2. Kirk Cousins: $40 million
The Vikings quarterback signed a two-year, $66 million extension with Minnesota in the offseason.
1. Russell Wilson: $53 million
In April 2019, Wilson inked a four-year, $140 million extension with the Seahawks that included $107 million guaranteed. The Pro Bowl quarterback is under contract through the 2023 season.