Who are the NFL's highest-paid players at every position? From quarterback to the long-snapper

by Ricardo Gutierrez - We have seen a fair share of massive contracts in the NFL recently. So who tops the highest-paid list at every position as of today?

Highest-paid NFL players: Tracking most money guaranteed, per year at every position play Can Kyler Murray, Cardinals reach a deal before training camp? (0:29) Jeff Darlington breaks down where the contract talks between Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals currently stand. (0:29) 10:35 AM ET ESPN staff Who are the NFL's highest-paid players at every position? Many stars have scored big paydays in 2022 and reset the market, but there are a few whose deals from previous years have carried over as the peak for their positions. Just this month, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick got a four-year extension from the Pittsburgh Steelers that pays him $18.4 million per year , while Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald obliterated the defensive tackle market, getting $31.6 million over the next three years . The Rams also gave Cooper Kupp a contract extension, which included $75 million guaranteed , edging out the guarantees on the new deal Tyreek Hill got when he was traded to the Miami Dolphins in May ($72.2 million). We tracked the best-paid players at 16 different positions -- including long-snapper -- and will keep the numbers updated as more records get broken. To get the full picture on the top earners in this league, we sorted positions by two categories, which in a few cases has the same player at No. 1: Three-year average (APY) Total guaranteed money Salary information courtesy of Roster Management System. Let's start with the highest-paid quarterbacks, including two massive contracts signed this offseason: Jump to: QB | RB | WR | TE OL | EDGE | DT | LB CB | S | K | LS | P Quarterback Highest three-year APY: 1. Aaron Rodgers , $50.2 million Signed : March 2022 (contract ends in 2026) 2. Deshaun Watson (CLE), $46 million 3. Josh Allen (BUF), $45.9 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Deshaun Watson , $230 million Signed : March 2022 (contract ends in 2026) 2. Aaron Rodgers (GB), $150.6 million 3. Josh Allen (BUF), $150 million Running back Highest three-year APY: 1. Christian McCaffrey , $17.2 million Signed : April 2020 (contract ends in 2025) 2. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL), $16 million 3. Alvin Kamara (NO), $12.7 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Ezekiel Elliott , $50.05 million Signed : September 2019 (contract ends in 2026) 2. Christian McCaffrey (CAR), $36.3 million 3. Alvin Kamara (NO), $34.3 million Wide receiver Highest three-year APY: 1. Cooper Kupp , $26.7 million Signed : June 2022 (contract ends in 2026) 2. Stefon Diggs (BUF), 26.2 million 3. Tyreek Hill (MIA): $25 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Cooper Kupp , $75 million Signed: June 2022 (contract ends in 2026) 2. Tyreek Hill (MIA), $72.2 million 3. Stefon Diggs (BUF), $70 million Tight end Highest three-year APY: 1. George Kittle , $15.3 million Signed : August 2020 (contract ends in 2026) 2. Mark Andrews (BAL), $15.06 million 3. Dallas Goedert (PHI), $14.2 million Total guaranteed money: 1. George Kittle , $40 million Signed : August 2020 (contract ends in 2026) 2. Mark Andrews (BAL), $37.6 million 3. Dallas Goedert (PHI), $34.8 million Offensive line Highest three-year APY: 1. David Bakhtiari , $23.5 million Signed : November 2020 (contract ends in 2024) 2. Laremy Tunsil (HOU), $22 million 3. Ronnie Stanley (BAL), $21.2 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Ronnie Stanley , $64.1 million Signed : October 2020 (contract ends in 2025) 2. Ryan Ramczyk (NO), $60.2 million 3. Lane Johnson (PHI), $54.5 million Cornerback Highest three-year APY: 1. Jaire Alexander , $21.7 million Signed : May 2022 (contract ends in 2026) 2. Jalen Ramsey (LAR), $20.6 million 3. Denzel Ward (CLE), $20.2 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Denzel Ward , $71.25 million Signed : April 2022 (contract ends in 2027) 2. Jalen Ramsey (LAR), $71.2 million 3. Marlon Humphrey (BAL), $66.9 million Edge rusher Highest three-year APY: 1. T.J. Watt , $30.5 million Signed : September 2021 (contract ends in 2025) 2. Joey Bosa (LAC), $29.2 million 3. Myles Garrett (CLE), $26.7 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Joey Bosa , $102 million Signed : July 2020 (contract ends in 2025) 2. Myles Garrett (CLE), $100 million 3. Khalil Mack (LAC), $90 million Defensive tackle Highest three-year APY: 1. Aaron Donald , $31.6 million Signed : June 2022 (contract ends in 2025) 2. DeForest Buckner (IND), $21.2 million 3. Jonathan Allen (WSH), $18.5 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Aaron Donald , $60 million Signed : June 2022 (contract ends in 2025) 2. DeForest Buckner (IND), $56.3 million 3. Vita Vea (TB), $40.5 million Off-ball linebacker Highest three-year APY: 1. Fred Warner , $19.5 million Signed : July 2021 (contract ends in 2026) 2. Darius Leonard (IND), $18.7 million 3. C.J. Mosley (NYJ), $17 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Darius Leonard , $52.5 million Signed : August 2021 (contract ends in 2026) 2. C.J. Mosley (NYJ), $51 million 3. Fred Warner (SF), $40.5 million Safety Highest three-year APY: 1. Minkah Fitzpatrick , $18.4 million Signed : June 2022 (contract ends in 2026) 2. Jamal Adams (SEA), $17.6 million 3. Justin Simmons (DEN), $15.5 million Total guaranteed money: T1. Minkah Fitzpatrick , $36 million Signed : June 2022 (contract ends in 2026) T1. Jamal Adams (SEA), $36 million 3. Marcus Williams (BAL), $35.9 million play 0:48 What does Minkah Fitzpatrick bring to the Steelers' defense? Dan Orlovsky breaks down why Minkah Fitzpatrick is such an important part of the Steelers' defense. Kicker Highest three-year APY: 1. Justin Tucker , $5.4 million Signed : April 2019 (contract ends in 2023) 2. Younghoe Koo (ATL), $5.1 million 3. Daniel Carlson (LV), $4.6 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Justin Tucker , $12.5 million Signed : April 2019 (contract ends in 2023) 2. Younghoe Koo (ATL), $11.5 million 3. Daniel Carlson (LV), $11.1 million Long-snapper Highest three-year APY: 1. Josh Harris , $1.4 million Signed : March 2022 (contract ends in 2025) 2. Luke Rhodes (IND), $1.21 million 3. Zach Wood (NO), $1.20 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Josh Harris , $1.9 million Signed : March 2022 (contract ends in 2025) 2. Zach Wood (NO), $1.3 million 3. Tyler Ott (SEA), $1.2 million Punter Highest three-year APY: 1. Michael Dickson , $3.9 million Signed : June 2021 (contract ends in 2025) 2. Tress Way (WSH), $3.3 million 3. Logan Cooke (JAX), $3.02 million Total guaranteed money: 1. Michael Dickson , $8.5 million Signed : June 2021 (contract ends in 2025) 2. Tress Way (WSH), $6.4 million 3. Logan Cooke (JAX), $6 million