6) Eli Manning ($17.5 million)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had singed a deal in 2009 for $97.5 million. This two-time Super Bowl winner is entering the final year of the contract. The deal was restructured three years back to give the team some salary cap relief.
5) Drew Brees ($19 million)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has led all NFL quarterbacks in touchdowns, passing yards and 300-yard games since joining the team in 2006. He signed a five-year $100 million contract in the 2012 off season. With a $37 million signing bonus, the quarterback made $40 million in the first year of the deal.