NFL's top-paid players after Patrick Mahomes' contract restructure

1. Patrick Mahomes

Mahomes restructured his contract to earn $210.6 million over 4 years, a record sum, but he is no longer the highest-paid NFL QB annually.

2. Jalen Hurts

Hurts' 5-year, $255 million contract was once the NFL's top, but it has been surpassed. His earnings still reflect his contributions to the NFL.

3. Lamar Jackson

Jackson's contract saga was one of the longest and most contentious in NFL history, but he eventually reached an offseason agreement that pays him handsomely.

4. Justin Herbert

Herbert's 5-year, $262.5 million contract was relatively low-key, despite his impressive stats. The Chargers seem to be investing in his future potential rather than his postseason success.

5. Patrick Mahomes

Mahomes' original 10-year, $503 million deal was unprecedented, but he is no longer the top earner annually after restructuring his contract. 

6. Joe Burrow

Burrow remains the highest-paid NFL QB annually, with Mahomes closely trailing behind. Burrow's new contract unfortunately coincides with an 0-2 start to the season.