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How Brock Osweiler’s Salary Compares to Other NFL Quarterbacks

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The Houston Texans made a big splash on the first day of free agency, agreeing with former Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler on a four-year contract worth up to $72 million, according to an ESPN report.

The Houston Texans reportedly signed quarterback Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract with $36 million guaranteed at the start of free agency. How does Osweiler’s salary compare to other quarterbacks in the league? Here’s a look at how Osweiler’s contract stacks up with last season’s opening-day starters.

Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens

• Current contract: three years, $66.4 million. Total guaranteed: $44 million

• Average per-year salary: $22.1 million

Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers

• Current contract: five years, $110 million. Total guaranteed: $54 million

• Average per-year salary: $22 million

Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks

• Current contract: four years, $87.6 million. Total guaranteed: $31.7 million

• Average per-year salary: $21.9 million

Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers

• Current contract: four years, $87.4 million. Total guaranteed: $34.25 million

• Average per-year salary: $21.85 million

Eli Manning – New York Giants

• Current contract: four years, $84 million. Total guaranteed: $36.5 million

• Average per-year salary: $21 million

Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers

• Current contract: four years, $83.25 million. Total guaranteed: $37.5 million

• Average per-year salary: $20.812 million

Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers

• Current contract: five years, $103.8 million. Total guaranteed: $41 million

• Average per-year salary: $20.76 million

Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons

• Current contract: five years, $103.75 million. Total guaranteed: $42 million

• Average per-year salary: $20.75 million

Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints

• Current contract: five years, $100 million. Total guaranteed: $40 million

• Average per-year salary: $20 million

Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins

• Current contract: one year, $19.953 million. Total guaranteed: $19.953 million

• Average per-year salary: $19.953 million

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Ryan Tannehill – Miami Dolphins

• Current contract: four years, $77 million. Total guaranteed: $21.5 million

• Average per-year salary: 19.25 million

Colin Kaepernick – San Francisco 49ers

• Current contract: six years, $114 million. Total guaranteed: $12.973 million

• Average per-year salary: $19 million

Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears

• Current contract: seven years, $126.7 million. Total guaranteed: $38 million

• Average per-year salary: $18.1 million

Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys

• Current contract: six years, $108 million. Total guaranteed: $40 million

• Average per-year salary: $18 million

Brock Osweiler – Houston Texans

• Current contract: four years, $72 million. Total guaranteed: $37 million

• Average per-year salary: $18 million

Matt Stafford – Detroit Lions

• Current contract: three years, $53 million. Total guaranteed: $33.5 million

• Average per-year salary: $17.66 million

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Sam Bradford – Philadelphia Eagles

• Current contract: two years, $35 million. Total guaranteed: $22 million

• Average per-year salary: $17.5 million

Alex Smith – Kansas City Chiefs

• Current contract: four years, $68 million. Total guaranteed: $19 million

• Average per-year salary: $17 million

Carson Palmer – Arizona Cardinals

• Current contract: three years, $49.5 million. Total guaranteed: $14.235 million

• Average per-year salary: $16.5 million

Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals

• Current contract: six years, $96 million. Total guaranteed: $17 million

• Average per-year salary: $16 million

Nick Foles – Los Angeles Rams

• Current contract: two years, $24.5 million. Total guaranteed: $12 million

• Average per-year salary: $12.25 million

Tom Brady – New England Patriots

• Current contract: three years, $27 million. Total guaranteed: $8 million

• Average per-year salary: $9 million

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Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts

• Current contract: five years, $38.262 million. Total guaranteed: $22.1 million

• Average per-year salary: $7.652 million

Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

• Current contract: four years, $25.35 million. Total guaranteed: $25.351 million

• Average per-year salary: $6.337 million

Marcus Mariota – Tennessee Titans

• Current contract: four years, $24.213 million. Total guaranteed: $24.213 million

• Average per-year salary: $6.053 million

Blake Bortles – Jacksonville Jaguars

• Current contract: four years, $20.654 million. Total guaranteed: $20.654 million

• Average per-year salary: $5.163 million

Josh McCown – Cleveland Browns​

• Current contract: three years, $14 million. Total guaranteed: $6.25 million

• Average per-year salary: $4.66 million

Derek Carr – Oakland Raiders

• Current contract: four years, $5.371 million. Total guaranteed: $3.31 million

• Average per-year salary: $1.342 million

Tyrod Taylor – Buffalo Bills

• Current contract: three years, $3.35 million. Total guaranteed: $1.15 million

• Average per-year salary: $1.11 million
Ryan Fitzpatrick – Free Agent