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The 25 Highest-Paid NFL Cornerbacks

  • The Packers’ Jaire Alexander leads the way earning $21 million.
  • The Browns’ Denzel Ward is the only other cornerback making $20 million.
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Who are the highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL entering 2024 NFL free agency?

Jaire Alexander, the Packers’ top cornerback, leads the NFL’s salary chart for cornerbacks. His four-year, $84 million contract extension signed in 2022 means he earns more than $21 million annually.

Behind Alexander, notable names like Denzel Ward and Marshon Lattimore rank second and third, respectively. Ward’s five-year, $100.5 million deal with the Browns earns him just over $20 million per year. Having secured a five-year extension worth $97.6 million with the Saints in 2021, Marshon Lattimore earns $19.52 per year.

Trailing closely, Marlon Humphrey brings in $19.5 million yearly from the Ravens; both Lattimore and Humphrey become free agents again in 2027.

Trevon Diggs, the 2021 interception leader, holds the fifth spot at $19.4 million per year. His recent five-year, $97 million extension with the Cowboys solidifies his position among the league’s highest-paid cornerbacks.

Top 25 Paid Cornerbacks

Here is the full list of the top 25 highest-paid NFL cornerbacks by average annual value. The list was compiled using data from Spotrac.

  • Updated: April 10, 2024
  • Will be updated again: April 17, 2024

RankPlayerTeamCompensation
1Jaire AlexanderGreen Bay Packers$21 million
2 Denzel WardCleveland Browns$20.1 million
3Marshon LattimoreNew Orleans Saints$19.52 million
4Marlon HumphreyBaltimore Ravens$19.5 million
5Trevon DiggsDallas Cowboys$19.4 million
6L’Jarius SneedTennessee Titans$19.1 million
7Jaylon JohnsonChicago Bears$19 million
8Jalen RamseyMiami Dolphins$18.3 million
9Carlton DavisDetroit Lions$14.5 million
10Darius SlayPhiladelphia Eagles$14 million
11Charvarius WardSan Francisco 49ers$13.5 million
12Jamel DeanTampa Bay Buccaneers$13 million
13James BradberryPhiladelphia Eagles$12.7 million
14Chidobe AwuzieTennessee Titans$12 million
15D.J. ReedNew York Jets$11 million
16Taron JohnsonBuffalo Bills$10.3 million
17Kenny MooreIndianapolis Colts$10 million
18Jonathan JonesNew England Patriots$9.5 million
19Byron MurphyMinnesota Vikings$8.8 million
20Derek Stingley Jr.Houston Texans$8.7 million
T-21Sean BuntingArizona Cardinals$8.5 million
T-21Tre’Davious WhiteLos Angeles Rams$8.5 million
23Ahmad GardnerNew York Jets$8.4 million
24Devon WitherspoonSeattle Seahawks$8 million
T-25Darius WilliamsLos Angeles Rams$7.5 million
T-25Kendall FullerMiami Dolphins$7.5 million
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