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Kyler Murray is one of the highest-paid players in league history after landing an extension that will keep him under contract with the Arizona Cardinals until 2028. Murray agreed to a reported five-year, $230.5 million deal that includes $160 million guaranteed -- making him one of the highest-paid players in football. 

The deal will eventually set off a chain reaction of massive extensions coming with Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, and Joe Burrow over the next several months -- as the $46.1 average annual salary set the bar for what's to come at the NFL's most important -- and highest profile -- position. 

Where does Murray stack up amongst the richest deals ever handed out in NFL history? Let's take a look at the top-10 deals in total money and average annual value:

Top contracts in total value

PlayerTotal Contract AmountYear Signed

Patrick Mahomes

$450 million

2020

Josh Allen

$258 million

2021

Kyler Murray$230.5 million2022

Deshaun Watson

$230 million

2022

Matthew Stafford

$160 million

2022

Dak Prescott

$160 million

2021

Aaron Rodgers

$150.815 million

2022

Matt Ryan

$150 million

2018

Khalil Mack

$141 million

2018

Davante Adams

$140 million

2022

Russell Wilson

$140 million

2019

Top contracts in average annual value

PlayerAverage Annual ValueTotal YearsYear Signed

Aaron Rodgers

$50,271,667

4

2022
Kyler Murray$46.1 million52022
Deshaun Watson$46 million52022

Patrick Mahomes

$45 million

10

2020

Josh Allen

$43,005,667

6

2021
Derek Carr$40,174,16042022

Dak Prescott

$40 million

4

2021

Matthew Stafford

$40 million

5

2022

Russell Wilson

$35 million

2

2019

Kirk Cousins

$35 million

1

2022

Most guaranteed money in contracts

PlayerGuaranteed MoneyYear Signed
Deshaun Watson$230 million2022
Kyler Murray$160 million2022

Aaron Rodgers

$150,815,000

2022

Josh Allen

$150 million

2021

Patrick Mahomes

$141,481,905

2020

Matthew Stafford$130 million2022

Dak Prescott

$126 million

2021

Jared Goff

$110,042,682

2019

Carson Wentz

$107,970,683

2019

Russell Wilson

$107 million

2019

Joey Bosa

$102 million

2020

Murray's deal is game-changing for a quarterback, especially since Lamar Jackson has yet to sign his massive extension. Yet the Cardinals franchise quarterback has some merit for his deal. 

Murray has completed 66.9% of his passes for 11,480 yards and 70 touchdowns to 34 interceptions in three seasons with the Cardinals, while rushing for 1,786 yards and 20 touchdowns. Murray and Cam Newton are the only players in NFL history with 10,000 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards after their first three seasons. He and Newton are also the only players with 10,000 passing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns after their first three seasons. 

Murray, Newton and Josh Allen are the only quarterbacks with 20 rushing touchdowns after their first three seasons. His 1,786 rushing yards are the fourth-most by a quarterback after his first three seasons. He's the only quarterback in league history with 70 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns after his first three seasons. 

The massive extension for Murray was coming, but he's the second highest-paid quarterback in the NFL in terms of average annual value. Murray will have to live up to the deal, similar to the expectations placed upon him as the No. 1 overall pick three years ago.