Kyler Murray signs a massive extension: which QBs are the next to receive monster offers in the coming months?

Kyler Murray has become the latest quarterback to receive a massive deal, agreeing to a five-year, $230.5 million deal that makes him the NFL’s second-highest-paid player by average annual value. Murray’s contract total is the third-highest in the NFL, while his guaranteed $160 million is the second-highest in NFL history.

While Murray’s deal didn’t reset the market like Deshaun Watson’s fully guaranteed $230 million deal did earlier this year, it did set a barometer for what franchise quarterbacks will be looking for. In the coming months. There are quite a few quarterbacks who are ready to cash in on massive contracts, either before this season or this upcoming offseason.

Which quarterbacks are in line to receive this franchise-altering extension? With Murray signed, sealed and delivered, these are the quarterbacks to watch for a new contract in the coming months.

Jackson is the franchise’s quarterback in the 2018 draft class who has yet to sign a long-term extension, playing his fifth-year option with the $23.016 million Baltimore Ravens. Josh Allen signed his contract (same draft class as Jackson) at $43,005,667 per season in 2020 (which is currently the fifth highest paid contract in the NFL).

Jackson is expected to get a much higher salary than that through the Watson and Murray deals this offseason, betting on himself to earn his own top-three salary. All Baltimore has done is win since Jackson became the starting quarterback in Week 11 of the 2018 season, as the Ravens are 37-12 during that streak. Jackson is also the first quarterback in NFL history to reach 35 regular season wins before the age of 25.

Jackson has completed 64.2% of his passes for 9,880 yards with 83 touchdowns for 31 interceptions (98.0 rating) since becoming the Ravens’ starter — while rushing for 3,564 yards and 20 touchdowns in floor. He is the fastest quarterback in league history to reach 5,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards (35 games), and his 10 rushing 100-yard games are tied with Michael Vick for the most in league history.

Whether Jackson will be paid by the Ravens is yet to be determined, but a massive contract is on the way. Maybe that mega deal will happen in the coming weeks.

The talented quarterbacks in the 2020 draft class are entering their third season, which means the countdown is on for their massive extensions. Herbert is a record quarterback after his first two seasons, so it’s a matter of “when” the Los Angeles Chargers and Herbert agree to a long-term deal.

Herbert has the most completions (839), passing yards (9,350) and passing touchdowns (69) in the first two seasons of a career in league history, while also being the first quarterback to throw 30+ touchdown passes in each of his first two seasons – arguably the best start for a quarterback.

How much Herbert will get will likely reset the market, but he is admitted to CBS Sports he and the Chargers “didn’t discuss anything” regarding an extension.

“I love that I got drafted here and got to play here,” Herbert said in June. “I think we’re doing everything right. I believe in the staff, in all the teammates, in the front office. So all I can do is hope for the best. It’s out of my control , but I will continue to play football.”

Like Herbert, Burrow is in line for a massive extension as he enters his third year in the league. The bigger question will be whether Herbert or Burrow sign the former and set the precedent for the other.

Burrow has established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the game, a year after undergoing ACL surgery. He completed a league high with 70.4% of his passes for 4,611 yards with 34 touchdowns for 14 interceptions for a passer rating of 108.4 last season. Burrow also led the NFL in yards per attempt (8.9) despite being sacked a league-high 51 times in the regular season. He led the NFL in touchdown passes over 30 yards in 2021 (15), seven more than Tom Brady (who was second). Under pressure, Burrow led the league in completion percentage (61%), yards per attempt (8.6) and quarterback rating (92.4).

Another massive season and long playoff streak for Burrow could lead to him becoming the highest-paid quarterback in football. Burrow needs just 4,500 passing yards to become the first player in NFL history to record at least that amount in two of his first three seasons, giving him more incentive to have a massive 2022 season.

Easy to forget Brady is in the running for a new contract, as the seven-time Super Bowl champion is expected to enter free agency this offseason. Brady retired that offseason, only to reconsider his decision 40 days later and play the final year of his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Will Brady re-sign with Tampa Bay or test the free agent waters again? Brady has been linked to the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers in the past, but other teams will be interested in his services if he decides to play in 2023.

Earning $25 million a year, Brady is currently the 14th highest paid quarterback in the league. Even if Brady takes a cut in free agency, he’ll likely get a raise next offseason if he decides to play.

Brady had one of his greatest seasons as a passer at the age of 44, becoming the first player since Peyton Manning in 2013 – and only the third player since 1991 (Drew Brees is the other, in 2008 ) – to lead the league. in completions (485), attempts (719), passing yards (5,316) and passing touchdowns (43). There’s no indication Brady’s game is diminishing, and he can prove it once again in 2022.

Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos this offseason to be their franchise quarterback, having two years and $51 million remaining on a four-year, $140 million deal he signed in 2019. salary with the Broncos is forthcoming, while Wilson is ninth among NFL players in average annual value ($35 million per season).

One of four quarterbacks with a career passer rating above 100, Wilson has 113 career wins in his first 10 seasons in the league – the most for any quarterback in history. of the NFL (including the playoffs). His 317 touchdown goes 10 seasons behind Peyton Manning (327) for the most in league history (including the playoffs).

Prior to his finger injury last season, Wilson led the NFL in yards per attempt (9.6), touchdown-to-interception ratio (10-1) and passer rating (125.3). He completed 64.8% of his passes for 3,113 yards with 25 touchdowns on six interceptions for a passer rating of 103.1 in 2021 — his final season with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson is the only quarterback with a passing rating of over 100 in each of the past four seasons.

A new contract is coming Wilson’s way. Like Herbert, it’s a matter of “when” Wilson gets his deal.

Hurts is the wildcard in the 2020 draft class in terms of getting a massive extension, especially since he’s only made 19 career starts in his two seasons. The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Hurts for 2022, but his future as a franchise quarterback is yet to be determined.

Hurts completed 61.3% of his passes for 3,144 yards with 16 touchdowns on nine interceptions for an 87.2 rating last season, and he is only the second quarterback in Eagles history to throw. for 3,000 yards and rushing for 750 yards in a season – and the eighth to reach those numbers in NFL history. It was his first season as a full-time starting quarterback.

The only player in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in his first 20 starts, Hurts showed he was capable of being a starting quarterback in the NFL. The Eagles have put the pieces on offense around Hurts to succeed in 2022, giving them a much better read on whether he deserves a contract extension after the 2023 season.

Much like Hurts, Tagovailoa needs to improve his game on the court if the Miami Dolphins are to secure him as their quarterback for the next few years. Unlike Hurts, Tagovailoa has a fifth-year option on his rookie contract that the Dolphins can exercise for 2024.

Miami gave Tagovailoa all the skill position players he needed to take his game to the next level. Whether the offensive line is better is the ultimate question mark for Tagovailoa’s future. At the root of their offensive inconsistency in 2021, Miami was 30th in the league in rushing (92.2 yards per game) and 31st in yards per carry (3.5 yards per carry). The Dolphins had three offensive linemen who allowed more than 45 pressures last year in Liam Eichenberg (62), Jesse Davis (57) and Austin Jackson (49) – all ranked in the top 10 for most pressures allowed in the league.

Tagovailoa has completed 67.8% of his passes for 2,653 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions despite the constant pressure on his face — and he’s 13-8 as a starting quarterback despite three offensive coordinators holding him back. coached during his two seasons.

This is the decisive season for Tagovailoa. If he has a big third season, a massive contract extension could be next in line.

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