The Highest-Paid NFL Quarterbacks Failed Miserably This Season
The Highest-Paid NFL Quarterbacks Failed Miserably This Season Giving quarterbacks big money doesn’t guarantee success or even playoff appearances. The NFL’s six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million) Atlanta’s Matt Ryan ($30 million) Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins ($28 million) San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million) Detroit’s Matthew Stafford ($27 million) Oakland’s Derek Carr ($25 million) All couldn’t lead their teams to the playoffs. Among the 12 starting quarterbacks still playing, six are still under their rookie contract and another — Nick Foles — is a backup. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees broke his own record with a 74.4 completion percentage, the highest in a season in NFL history. Four quarterbacks will make their postseason debut as starters. Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, Chicago’s Mitchell Trubisky and Houston’s Deshaun Watson play this weekend. Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes has a bye. The 21-year-old Jackson will be the youngest quarterback ever to start a playoff game.