Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball to score a goal. Unqualified, the word football normally means the form of football that is the most popular where the word is used. Today’s top players don’t have to worry about working a side gig in the offseason. Nine-figure contracts, once unheard of, are now the norm for the biggest football stars. Some of the largest contracts are spread out over a dozen years or more.
Here are the top 10 largest football contracts in history.
|Rank||Name||Organization||Length of contract||Contract value|
|1.||Lionel Messi||Barcelona F.C.||4 years (2017-2021)||$674,000,000|
|2.||Cristiano Ronaldo||Al-Nassr||2.5 years (2023-2025)||$536,336,818|
|3.||Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City Chiefs||10 years (2020-2031)||$503,000,000|
|4.||Josh Allen||Buffalo Bills||6 years (2021-2028)||$258,000,000|
|5.||Russell Wilson||Denver Broncos||5 years (2022-2026)||$242,588,236|
|6.||Kyler Murray||Arizona Cardinals||5 years (2022-2026)||$230,500,000|
|7.||Deshaun Watson||Cleveland Browns||5 years (2022-2026)||$230,000,000|
|8.||Deshaun Watson||Houston Texans||6 years (2020-2025)||$177,500,000|
|9.||Dak Prescott||Dallas Cowboys||4 years (2021-2024)||$160,000,000|
|10.||Matthew Stafford||Los Angeles Rams||4 years (2022-2026)||$160,000,000|