Current & Future QB Guarantees

Current & Future QB Guarantees

It’s been a minute since we’ve run the gamut on each team’s QB situation, so we’ll take a quick dive into the guaranteed salary breakdown for every player currently under contract, by team.

A few notes for reference:

Total Remaining: The total contract remaining
Right Now: Is already fully guaranteed
Soon: A guarantee will trigger in the coming weeks
Future Early: Salary or bonus in the next few seasons will lock in early

ARIZONA

The Cardinals have made it clear (this time around) that Murray is their guy. The contract concurs.

Kyler Murray

Total Remaining: 5 years, $196.6M
Practical Remaining: 4 years, $150M
Right Now: $35.3M of 2024 salary
Soon: $29.9M of 2025 salary locks in March 17th
Future Early: $59.35M through 2027

Clayton Tune

Total Remaining: 3 years, $3M ($0 guaranteed)

ATLANTA

There's a very real chance that Atlanta boasts an entirely different QB room by the end of the summer. Heinicke's looming roster bonus probably sends him back to the open market in a few weeks.

Taylor Heinicke

Total Remaining: 1 year, $7M
Right Now: None
Soon: $1.32M roster bonus due March 16th

Desmond Ridder

Total Remaining: 2 years, $2.6M ($0 guaranteed)

BALTIMORE

By March 18th, Lamar Jackson will be fully guaranteed through the next two seasons.

Lamar Jackson

Total Remaining: 4 years, $180M
Practical Remaining: 3 years, $128M
Right Now: $32.5M in 2024, $22.5M in 2025
Soon: $18.25M of 2025 compensation locks March 18th
Future Early: $29M through 2026

Malik Cunningham

Total Remaining: 1 year, $915k ($0 guaranteed)

BUFFALO

Despite five more seasons of term, Josh Allen's contract contains only two more seasons of practical guarantees. Things could get fun in Buffalo sooner rather than later.

Josh Allen

Total Remaining: 5 years, $189.5M
Practical Remaining: 2 years, $69.5M
Right Now: $29.5M in 2024, $25M in 2025
Soon: $14M of 2025 salary locks March 17th
Future Early: None

Shane Buechele

Total Remaining: 1 year,  $1.025M, $40k guaranteed

CAROLINA

With Andy Dalton already half-guaranteed in 2024, it's largely expected that he and Young remain the 1-2 punch for Carolina this season.

Bryce Young

Total Remaining: 3 years, $12.5M + option
Right Now: $12.5M
Soon: 2027 5th year option in 2026

Andy Dalton

Total Remaining: 1 year, $4M
Right Now: $2M
Soon: None
Future Early: None

CHICAGO

A lot might change in the coming weeks, but for now, Fields is on a 1 year guarantee, with an option decision due May 2nd.

Justin Fields

Total Remaining: 1 year, $3.2M + option
Right Now: $3.2M
Soon: $25.664M 5th year option (May 2nd)
Future Early: None

Tyson Bagent

Total Remaining: 2 years, $2M ($0 guaranteed)

CINCINNATI

Cincy locked in Burrow through 2025 at signing, and the deal is structured with stability through 2027.

Joe Burrow

Total Remaining: 6 years, $264.5M
Practical Remaining: 4 years, $173.4M
Right Now: $65.7M thru 2024, $35.25M thru 2025
Soon: None.
Future Early: $53.5M through 2027

CLEVELAND

Still fully guaranteed through 2026.

Deshaun Watson

Total Remaining: 3 years, $138M
Practical Remaining: 3 years, $138M
Right Now: $138M through 2026
Soon: None.
Future Early: None.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson

Total Remaining: 3 year, $3M ($0 guaranteed)

DALLAS

Something needs to be done to Dak Prescott's $59.4M cap hit. Will it be a mind-boggling extension? Also, Trey Lance is one of the most expensive backups in football right now.

Dak Prescott

Total Remaining: 1 year, $34M
Right Now: None.
Soon: $5M roster bonus due March 18th

Trey Lance

Total Remaining: 1 year, $5.3M + option
Right Now: $5.3M
Soon: $22.408M 5th year option (May 2nd)

Cooper Rush

Total Remaining: 1 year, $2.25M ($0 guaranteed)

DENVER

How Denver operates with Russell Wilson's contract over the next few weeks could change the way teams deal with large contracts forever.

Russell Wilson

Total Remaining: 5 years, $211M
Practical Remaining: 2 years, $76M
Right Now: $39M through 2024
Soon: $37M 2025 salary locks March 17th
Future Early: None.

Jarrett Stidham

Total Remaining: 1 year, $6M
Right Now: $1M of 2024 salary
Soon: $1M roster bonus

Ben DiNucci

Total Remaining: 1 year, $985k ($0 guaranteed)

DETROIT

Jared Goff has done more than enough to garner a top-level QB contract this spring. Will it come before his March 14th roster bonus is due?

Jared Goff

Total Remaining: 1 year, $26.6M
Right Now: None
Soon: $5M roster bonus due March 14th

Hendon Hooker

Total Remaining: 3 years, $3.8M ($0 guaranteed)

GREEN BAY

Jordan Love won't be playing out 2024 on an $11M salary, and that is far from a hot take.

Jordan Love

Total Remaining: 1 year, $11M
Right Now: $10.5M

Sean Clifford

Total Remaining: 3 years, $3M ($0 guaranteed)

Alex McGough

Total Remaining: 1 year, $915k ($0 guaranteed)

HOUSTON

The Texans have struck lightning in a bottle. Now to fill out the rest of this roster accordingly...

C.J. Stroud

Total Remaining: 3 years, $12.1M + option
Right Now: $12.1M through 2026
Soon: 2027 5th year option (May 2026)

Case Keenum

Total Remaining: 1 year, $3M
Right Now: $1M

Davis Mills

Total Remaining: 1 year, $1.3M ($0 guaranteed)

Tim Boyle

Total Remaining: 1 year, $1.125M ($0 guaranteed)

INDIANAPOLIS

The Colts MIGHT have struck lightning in a bottle. Now to fill out the rest of this roster accordingly...

Anthony Richardson

Total Remaining: 3 years, $11.5M + option
Right Now: $11.5M through 2026
Soon: 2027 5th year option (May 2026)

Sam Ehlinger

Total Remaining: 1 year, $1M ($0 guaranteed)

JACKSONVILLE

Will the Jags wait one more year to see if Lawrence can take the next step, or pay him now hoping to gain some value before he actually does?

Trevor Lawrence

Total Remaining: 1 years, $5.6M + option
Right Now: $5.6M
Soon: $25.664M option by May 2nd

C.J. Beathard

Total Remaining: 1 years, $1.92M ($0 guaranteed)

KANSAS CITY

Cash flow adjusted through 2026; Another Super Bowl won; It's just fine being Patrick Mahomes.

Patrick Mahomes

Total Remaining: 8 years, $361.45M
Practical Remaining: 7 years, $313M
Right Now: $76.85M through 2025
Soon: None
Future Early: $64.5M through 2030

Ian Book

Total Remaining: 1 year, $985k ($0 guaranteed)

Chris Oladokun

Total Remaining: 1 year, $805,000 ($135k guaranteed)

LAS VEGAS

The Raiders won't owe Garoppolo a dime (suspension) to move on this March, putting them in the driver's seat for a Kirk Cousins, Russell Wilson, Justin Fields conversation.

Jimmy Garoppolo

Total Remaining: 2 years, $48.5M
Right Now: None.
Soon: $11.25M roster bonus due March 17th

Brian Hoyer

Total Remaining: 1 year, $2.3M
Right Now: $2.165M

Aidan O'Connell

Total Remaining: 3 years, $3M ($0 guaranteed)

Anthony Brown

Total Remaining: 1 year, $915k ($0 guaranteed)

LA CHARGERS

Plenty of change in LA, but not at the QB position. Herbert’s contract is rock solid through 2028.

Justin Herbert

Total Remaining: 6 years, $279.1M
Practical Remaining: 5 years, $228.6M
Right Now: $116.6M through 2025
Soon: None
Future Early: $85M through 2028

Max Duggan

Total Remaining: 1 year, $795k ($0 guaranteed)

LA RAMS

Stafford posted a fantastic 2023, making his fully guaranteed 2024 and soon to be partially guaranteed 2025 much easier to swallow.

Matthew Stafford

Total Remaining: 3 years, $94M
Practical Remaining: 2 years, $63M
Right Now: $31M through 2024
Soon: $10M 2025 roster bonus guarantees March 15th

Stetson Bennett

Total Remaining: 3 years, $3M ($0 guaranteed)

Dresser Winn

Total Remaining: 2 years, $1.755M ($0 guaranteed)

MIAMI

All signs point to an incoming Tua extension in Miami. He’s on a fully guaranteed $23M until then.

Tua Tagovailoa

Total Remaining: 1 year, $23.171M
Right Now: $23.171M

Mike White

Total Remaining: 1 year, $3.5M ($0 guaranteed)

Skylar Thompson

Total Remaining: 2 years, $2M ($0 guaranteed)

MINNESOTA

Kirk Cousins needs to be re-signed by March 13th to stop his full $28.5M of voidable dead cap from hitting their books in 2024. Also, they could use a starting QB.

Jaren Hall

Total Remaining: 3 years, $3M ($0 guaranteed)

NEW ENGLAND

It stands to reason that some team will throw a late draft pick out there for Mac Jones at $2.7M this year. His $25.6M option for 2025?

Mac Jones

Total Remaining: 1 year, $2.7M + option
Right Now: $2.7M
Soon: $25.6M option decision due May 2nd

Bailey Zappe

Total Remaining: 1 year, $985k ($0 guaranteed)

NEW ORLEANS

Carr's massive $30M salary cap conversion in 2024 probably solidified him staying in this contract through 2025.

Derek Carr

Total Remaining: 3 years, $120M
Practical Remaining: 2 years, $70M
Right Now: $30M through 2024
Soon: $10M 2025 roster bonus guarantees March 15th

Jake Haener

Total Remaining: 3 years, $3M ($0 guaranteed)

NY GIANTS

Daniel Jones is fully guaranteed through 2024, but maybe more importantly - $23M of his 2025 salary is guaranteed for injury. Playing him this year could be risky business.

Daniel Jones

Total Remaining: 3 years, $114M
Practical Remaining: 1 year, $36M
Right Now: $35.5M through 2024

Tommy DeVito

Total Remaining: 1 year, $915k ($0 guaranteed)

NY JETS

Let's try this again. Aaron Rodgers now lives on a 1 year, $38.1M contract. Will the Jets go all in this year?

Aaron Rodgers

Total Remaining: 2 years, $75.6M
Practical Guaranteed: 1 year, $38.1M
Right Now: $38.1M through 2024

Zach Wilson

Total Remaining: 1 year, $5.4M + option
Right Now: $5.4M
Soon: $22.408M option decision due May 2nd

PHILADELPHIA

Jalen Hurts' contract is rock solid through 2027, so the Eagles have time to right this ship, but their contractual structures make it very hard to change a lot of things in a little amount of time.

Jalen Hurts

Total Remaining: 5 years, $235M
Practical Remaining: 4 years, $184M
Right Now: $85.696M through 2026
Soon: $16.5M of 2026 salary locks March 18th
Future Early: $22M of 2027 salary in 2026

Tanner McKee

Total Remaining: 3 years, $3M ($0 guaranteed)

PITTSBURGH

The Steelers are an early favorite to sign a veteran QB to compete with Pickett and his 2 year, $4.5M guarantee for the upcoming season.

Kenny Pickett

Total Remaining: 2 years, $4.5M + option
Right Now: $4.5M through 2025
Soon: 2026 option decision due May 2025

SAN FRANCISCO

Purdy’s contract is untouchable, so the focus here turns to who gets the backup gig again.

Brock Purdy

Total Remaining: 2 years, $2M ($0 guaranteed)

SEATTLE

Geno’s 2024 base salary was fully guaranteed a few days after the Super Bowl, and Seatle recently converted his looming roster bonus into signing bonus for cap purposes. It’s Smith’s team again in 2024.

Geno Smith

Total Remaining: 2 years, $53.2M
Practical Remaining: 1 year, $22.5M
Right Now: $22.3M through 2024

TAMPA BAY

Tampa Bay won the NFC South + Wild Card round game. Seems like an add or two should probably be made here.

Kyle Trask

Total Remaining: 1 year, $1.4M ($0 guaranteed)

TENNESSEE

If Levis can figure it out, there’s still plenty of time for value here. Tennessee remains a dark horse to sign a veteran QB however.

Will Levis

Total Remaining: 3 years, $4.84M
Right Now: $4.03M through 2026

Malik Willis

Total Remaining: 2 years, $2.57M ($0 guaranteed)

WASHINGTON

There’s a new sheriff coming to town. Will Sam Howell be a trade chip?

Sam Howell

Total Remaining: 2 years, $2M ($0 guaranteed)