Denver Broncos five highest-paid players for the 2022 season
Taking a look at the top five highest-paid players on the Denver Broncos roster heading into the 2022 season. Which players lead the way?
The payroll of the Denver Broncos’ roster went up considerably in the 2022 offseason.
And fans should be nothing but grateful for it.
General manager George Paton has made some big financial investments in the roster he inherited last year, despite the number of fans and analysts who have perceived the team’s cash flow and available resources to be more on the “limited” side.
The Broncos have been aggressive, and that aggressiveness has paid off.
This roster is now one of the best in the NFL, everything obviously enhanced by the arrival of a certain quarterback. More on him shortly.
Which five players are the highest-paid in Denver this year?
I am taking a look at the players with the highest cash payout in 2022, specifically. This information was gathered from Spotrac’s database.
Denver Broncos highest-paid player in 2022: Russell Wilson, QB
Total 2022 cash: $24 million
This will be the best $24 million someone else has spent in a long time, won’t it?
Denver Broncos fans everywhere rejoiced over the arrival of the team’s new quarterback — and new highest-paid player — Russell Wilson.
Wilson’s 2022 cash payout of $24 million comes entirely from a deal he had signed with the Seattle Seahawks. The base salary on his contract is $19 million — just over $1 million per game — and Wilson has a $5 million roster bonus to go along with it this year.
The new franchise quarterback in Denver has one more year left on his contract beyond this season, but the Broncos obviously traded for him to be around for a long time.
Eventually, he’s going to be making a boatload of cash but we’ll see whether or not his new deal in Denver (whenever that happens) resets the market or not.