Making Money Moves

    • Multiple players signed record-breaking deals this offseason.
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The NFL offseason was highlighted by two giant quarterback contracts: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ deal worth up to $503 million and Houston Texans Deshaun Watson’s $156 million contract extension. But there were plenty of other noteworthy deals signed as well.

Quarterback Moves:

  • Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady left the New England Patriots, signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a reportedly two-year, $50 million deal.
  • Long-time Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers joined the Indianapolis Colts on a one-year, $25 million deal.
  • Former NFL MVP Cam Newton took Brady’s spot in New England on a one-year deal with a $1.05 million base salary — the league’s veteran minimum. 

Cashing Checks:

  • Wideout DeAndre Hopkins was traded from the Houston Texans to the Arizona Cardinals and recently negotiated his own two-year, $54.5 million extension. He reportedly wants to be a general manager when he hangs up his cleats. 
  • Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey signed a five-year, $105 million extension, with $71.2 million at signing. He’s the first defensive back with a contract worth more than $100 million.
  • Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa signed a five-year, $135 million extension, including $102 million guaranteed — an NFL record for a defensive player.
  • 2020 NFL Draft No. 1 pick quarterback Joe Burrow signed a fully-guaranteed four-year, $36 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.