Home News The Size of the Biggest Contracts in NFL History Will Blow Your...

The Size of the Biggest Contracts in NFL History Will Blow Your Mind

Over the last quarter-century, the National Football League has turned into a multibillion-dollar entity. As a result, the size of player contracts increases significantly every year. With news that Matthew Stafford just signed a record-breaking contract with the Detroit Lions, we take a look at the 20 other biggest contracts in NFL history, based on total contract value.

20. Justin Houston – $101 million

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston celebrates a sack.

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston celebrates a sack. Justin Houston is dominant when healthy. | Kyle Rivas/Getty Images

  • Years: 6
  • Year signed: 2015
  • Average value per year: $16,833,333

This contract helped set the current market rate for elite NFL edge defenders. Justin Houston landed this deal, which included $52.5 million guaranteed, following the 2014 season when he posted a league-high 22 sacks. When healthy, Houston is one of the most dominant pass rushers in the league.

Leave your vote

89 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%