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Patrick Mahomes’ $500 Million Extension and the 50 Other Biggest NFL Contracts of 2020

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed the richest contract in NFL history last July when he inked a 10-year, $450 million contract extension, but Mahomes wasn’t the only player in the NFL in 2020 to sign either a massive free-agent contract or extension. In fact, not including Mahomes, 50 players agreed to deals during the year with values of at least $42 million.

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Mahomes’ contract includes $63.1 million in guaranteed money at signing, and it carries a maximum guarantee of $148.5 million. As astronomical as those numbers are, they still fall way short of the money the Los Angeles Angels will pay to outfielder Mike Trout based on the 12-year, $426.5 million pact he signed in 2019. Major League Baseball contracts are fully guaranteed, after all.

So, while Mahomes is clearly the headliner when it comes to major NFL contracts, who else put pen to paper on a big deal in 2020?

Here’s a closer look at the biggest deals signed last year.

Last updated: Jan. 19, 2021

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51. James Bradberry

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: New York Giants
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $43.5 million
  • Guaranteed money: $31.98 million

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50. D.J. Humphries

  • Position: Left tackle
  • Team: Arizona Cardinals
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $43.75 million
  • Guaranteed money: $29 million

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49. Graham Glasgow

  • Position: Guard
  • Team: Denver Broncos
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $44 million
  • Guaranteed money: $26 million

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48. Halapoulivaati Vaitai

  • Position: Guard
  • Team: Detroit Lions
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $45 million
  • Guaranteed money: $20 million

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47. Dante Fowler Jr.

  • Position: Defensive end
  • Team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $45 million
  • Guaranteed money: $29 million
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46. Cooper Kupp

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Team: Los Angeles Rams
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $47.25 million
  • Guaranteed money: $31.5 million
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45. Joe Mixon

  • Position: Running back
  • Team: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Age: 24
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $48 million
  • Guaranteed money: $10 million

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44. Drew Brees

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: New Orleans Saints
  • Age: 42
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $25 million
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43. Derrick Henry

  • Position: Running back
  • Team: Tennessee Titans
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $25.5 million

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42. Ryan Kelly

  • Position: Center
  • Team: Indianapolis Colts
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $30 million
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41. Tom Brady

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Age: 43
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $50 million
  • Guaranteed money: $50 million
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40. Darius Slay

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Age: 30
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $50.05 million
  • Guaranteed money: $30.05 million
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39. Kyle Van Noy

  • Position: Inside linebacker
  • Team: Miami Dolphins
  • Age: 29
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $51 million
  • Guaranteed money: $30 million
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38. D.J. Reader

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Team: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $53 million
  • Guaranteed money: $20.25 million

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37. Joe Schobert

  • Position: Inside linebacker
  • Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $53.75 million
  • Guaranteed money: $21.5 million
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36. DeAndre Hopkins

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Team: Arizona Cardinals
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $54.5 million
  • Guaranteed money: $42.75 million
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35. Travis Kelce

  • Position: Tight end
  • Team: Kansas City Chiefs
  • Age: 31
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $57.25 million
  • Guaranteed money: $20.75 million
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34. Andrus Peat

  • Position: Guard
  • Team: New Orleans Saints
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $57.5 million
  • Guaranteed money: $33.85 million
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33. Zach Cunningham

  • Position: Inside linebacker
  • Team: Houston Texans
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $58 million
  • Guaranteed money: $32.5 million

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32. Dion Dawkins

  • Position: Left tackle
  • Team: Buffalo Bills
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $58.3 million
  • Guaranteed money: $29.5 million
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31. Eddie Jackson

  • Position: Free safety
  • Team: Chicago Bears
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $58.4 million
  • Guaranteed money: $33 million

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30. Budda Baker

  • Position: Safety
  • Team: Arizona Cardinals
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $59 million
  • Guaranteed money: $33.1 million
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29. Taylor Decker

  • Position: Left tackle
  • Team: Detroit Lions
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $60 million
  • Guaranteed money: $42.1 million
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28. Dalvin Cook

  • Position: Running back
  • Team: Minnesota Vikings
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $63 million
  • Guaranteed money: $28.13 million
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27. Teddy Bridgewater

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Carolina Panthers
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $63 million
  • Guaranteed money: $33 million
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26. Christian McCaffrey

  • Position: Running back
  • Team: Carolina Panthers
  • Age: 24
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $64.06 million
  • Guaranteed money: $38.16 million

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25. Robert Woods

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Team: Los Angeles Rams
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $65 million
  • Guaranteed money: $32 million
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24. Cameron Heyward

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Age: 31
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $65.6 million
  • Guaranteed money: $26.25 million

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23. Laremy Tunsil

  • Position: Left tackle
  • Team: Miami Dolphins
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 3
  • Total value of contract: $66 million
  • Guaranteed money: $50 million

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22. Kirk Cousins

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Minnesota Vikings
  • Age: 32
  • Years on contract: 2
  • Total value of contract: $66 million
  • Guaranteed money: $66 million
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21. Garett Bolles

  • Position: Left tackle
  • Team: Denver Broncos
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $68 million
  • Guaranteed money: $38 million
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20. Tre’Davious White

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Buffalo Bills
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $69 million
  • Guaranteed money: $55.25 million
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19. Robert Quinn

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Team: Chicago Bears
  • Age: 30
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $70 million
  • Guaranteed money: $30 million
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18. Kenny Clark

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Team: Green Bay Packers
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $75 million
  • Guaranteed money: $40 million
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17. Alvin Kamara

  • Position: Running back
  • Team: New Orleans Saints
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $75 million
  • Guaranteed money: $33.83 million

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16. George Kittle

  • Position: Tight end
  • Team: San Francisco 49ers
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $75 million
  • Guaranteed money: $40 million
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15. Chris Jones

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Team: Kansas City Chiefs
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $80 million
  • Guaranteed money: $60 million
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14. Keenan Allen

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Team: Los Angeles Chargers
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $80.1 million
  • Guaranteed money: $43 million
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13. Byron Jones

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Miami Dolphins
  • Age: 28
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $82.5 million
  • Guaranteed money: $54.38 million

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12. DeForest Buckner

  • Position: Defensive tackle
  • Team: Indianapolis Colts
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $84 million
  • Guaranteed money: $44.38 million
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11. Arik Armstead

  • Position: Defensive end
  • Team: San Francisco 49ers
  • Age: 27
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $85 million
  • Guaranteed money: $40 million
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10. David Bakhtiari

  • Position: Left tackle
  • Team: Green Bay Packers
  • Age: 29
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $92 million
  • Guaranteed money: $61.5 million
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9. Marlon Humphrey

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Baltimore Ravens
  • Age: 24
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $97.5 million
  • Guaranteed money: $67.32 million
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8. Ronnie Stanley

  • Position: Left tackle
  • Team: Baltimore Ravens
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $98.75 million
  • Guaranteed money: $64.17 million
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7. Amari Cooper

  • Position: Wide receiver
  • Team: Dallas Cowboys
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $100 million
  • Guaranteed money: $60 million
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6. Jalen Ramsey

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Team: Los Angeles Rams
  • Age: 26
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $100 million
  • Guaranteed money: $71.2 million
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5. Ryan Tannehill

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Tennessee Titans
  • Age: 32
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $118 million
  • Guaranteed money: $91 million
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4. Myles Garrett

  • Position: 25
  • Team: Cleveland Browns
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 5
  • Total value of contract: $125 million
  • Guaranteed money: $100 million
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3. Joey Bosa

  • Position: Defensive end
  • Team: Los Angeles Chargers
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $135 million
  • Guaranteed money: $102 million
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2. Deshaun Watson

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Houston Texans
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 4
  • Total value of contract: $156 million
  • Guaranteed money: $110.72 million
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1. Patrick Mahomes

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Team: Kansas City Chiefs
  • Age: 25
  • Years on contract: 10
  • Total value of contract: $450 million
  • Guaranteed money: $141.48 million

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Joel Anderson contributed to the reporting for this article.