7 highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL (updated 2023)

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3. Aaron Rodgers: $50.2 million per year

In the past, it would have been a no-brainer for the Packers to hand Aaron Rodgers as much money as his agent sought. Nowadays, that seems like much riskier business. Still, the Jets are potentially a quarterback away thanks to already having a remarkable defense, and Rodgers could be the guy that gets them over the hump.

At over $50 million per year, however, the future Hall of Fame quarterback doesn't come cheap. It's also unlikely that New York is getting prime A-Rod here either, as he turns 40 years old on December 2nd.

Regardless, the Jets aren't about to live in fear, and their playoff win drought has gone on long enough. This is a team that is desperate for post-season success, and everything they tried hasn't been working -- that includes former second overall pick, Zach Wilson.

Aaron Rodgers has the Super Bowl ring and every accolade you could dream of in the NFL. It was a pricey trade, but the Jets will no doubt be a better team because of it. However, it's hard to get a player like Aaron Rodgers without taking on one of the biggest cap numbers in the league.