STAT: Top 10 quarterback salaries in the NFL

File photo of the NFL image from a 2014 preseason game in Detroit. (AP/Rick Osentoski)
File photo of the NFL image from a 2014 preseason game in Detroit. (AP/Rick Osentoski)

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The two quarterbacks with the largest contracts in NFL history will square off when the Chiefs face the Texans open the 2020 season Thursday.

According to Over the Cap, the $450 million contract signed by Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes during the summer easily sits at the top of the list followed by the roughly $160 million deal signed by Texans QB Deshaun Watson last weekend. Mahomes, 24, was the MVP of Super Bowl 54. Watson, 24, is a former Georgia high school player of the year who won a national championship at Clemson.

According to Over the Cap, Mahomes will average $45 million and Watson $39 million in each year of their contracts. Atlanta’s Matt Ryan, 35, a league MVP in 2016, just barely makes the top 10:

-Russell Wilson, Seahawks: $35 million

-Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers: $34 million

-Aaron Rodgers, Packers: $33.5 million

-Jared Goff, Rams: $33.5 million

-Kirk Cousins, Vikings: $33 million

-Carson Wentz, Eagles: $32 million

-Dak Prescott, Cowboys: $31.409 million

-Matt Ryan, Falcons: $30 million