Comparing Wentz’s Contract To The Rookie Earnings Of Some NFL QBs

Here’s a look at where former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz’s rookie contract stands among the rookie earnings for some NFL quarterbacks. Wentz signed a four-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly worth $26.68 million with a $17.6 million signing bonus Thursday, May 12.

 

Tom Brady – New England Patriots – 2000

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Brady earned $231,500 in his rookie season in 2000 with the Patriots. He had a salary of $193,000 and a signing bonus of $38,500.  He was a sixth-round pick at No. 199.

 

Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts – 1998

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Manning earned $12,744,000 his rookie season with the Colts. His salary was $144,000 with a signing bonus of $11.6 million and a roster bonus of $1 million. Manning was the No. 1 pick in 1998.

 

Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – 2004

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Roethlisberger earned $2,285,500 his rookie season in Pittsburgh. His salary was $230,000 with a $600,000 signing bonus, $1,172,000 roster bonus and $283,500 from incentives. Roethlisberger was the 11th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

 

Sam Bradford – St. Louis Rams – 2010

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Bradford made $3,200,000 his rookie season with the Eagles behind a salary of $320,000 and a roster bonus of $2,880,000. He was the first pick in 2010.

 

Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens – 2008

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Flacco made $1,300,000 in his rookie season behind a salary of $295,000 and a roster bonus of $1,005,000. Flacco was picked No. 18 in the 2008 NFL Draft.

 

Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 2015

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Winston was the No. 1 pick in 2015 and made $11,320,269. His salary pay was $435,000 with a signing bonus of $10,853,240 and $32,029 in incentives.

 

Marcus Mariota – Tennessee Titans – 2015

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Mariota was the No. 2 pick in 2015 and earned $16,330,324 in his rookie season in the NFL. He had a salary of $435,000, signing bonus of $15,870,164 and $25,160 in incentives.

 

Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – 2005

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Rodgers was the 24th pick in the 2005 draft and earned $2,350,000 his rookie season behind a salary of $230,000, a signing bonus of $1,500,000 and a roster bonus of $620,000.

 

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