2) Cam Newton ($31 million)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s new contract worth $103.8 million over five years this off season has surprised many in the league. He will be paid $67.6 million over the next three years.
1) Ben Roethlisberger ($35.25 million)
The highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is set to earn more than $35 million next year. Even though he does not have the most lucrative contract in the league, the five-year, $99 million deal that he signed this off season will pay him $53 million over the next two seasons.