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Matt Ryan vs. Russell Wilson: Contract Details & Salary

matt ryan vs russell wilson contract details average salary guaranteed money cap hit

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. (Getty)

With Matt Ryan and Russell Wilson under center, the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks certainly aren’t lacking talent at the quarterback position.

And because of their elite play, Ryan and Wilson aren’t lacking when it comes the size of their respective bank accounts.

The quarterbacks are two of the highest paid players in the NFL, each pulling in an average salary of over $20 million in 2016.

Their teams face each other on Saturday, January 14, in an NFC Divisional Round Playoff game. Start time is scheduled for 4:35 p.m. ET and the game will be aired on FOX.

Both signed extensions during the final year of their rookie deals. Ryan did so in July 2013, Wilson in July 2015.

So how much do Ryan and Wilson actually earn? Keep reading to see the breakdown of the two quarterbacks’ contracts:


Matt Ryan Contract Details

Total Contract: 5 years, $103.75 million (signed July 2013)

Unrestricted Free Agent Year: 2019

Signing Bonus: $30 million ($28 million signing bonus plus $2 million 2013 base salary)

Average Salary: $20.75 million

Guaranteed Money: $42 million

Remaining Base Salaries: 2016 $15.75 million; 2017 $15.75 million; 2018 $19.25 million

Remaining Cap Hits (Dead Cap): 2016 $23.75 million ($34.15 million); 2017 $23.75 million ($10.4 million); 2018 $21.65 million ($2.4 million)


Here’s how Ryan and Wilson stack up contract-wise with all the other quarterbacks in the league.


Russell Wilson Contract Details

Total Contract: 4 years, $87.6 million (signed July 2015)

Unrestricted Free Agent Year: 2020

Signing Bonus: $31.7 million ($30 million signing bonus plus $700,000 2015 base salary)

Average Salary: $21.9 million

Guaranteed Money: $61.542 million

Remaining Base Salaries: 2016 $12.342 million; 2017 $12.6 million; 2018 $15.5 million; 2019 $17 million

Remaining Cap Hits (Dead Cap): 2016 $18.542 million ($37.142 million); 2017 $18.8 million ($18.6 million); 2018 $21.7 million ($12.4 million); 2019 $23.2 million ($6.2 million)

Other contract notes:

— 2017 salary fully guarantees on February 10, 2017

— $4.9 million of the 2018 salary fully guarantees on the 5th day of the 2018 waiver period


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