While trying to wrap my mind around the mind boggling contracts of NFL QBs, I found an interesting list of the highest paid NFL player positions. From the NFL site: Non-Exclusive POS: Franchise Tag Transition Tag QB: $24.865 M $22.783 M WR: $16.787 M $14.794 M DE: $17.128 M $14.360 M CB: $16.022 M $13.703 M LB: $15.443 M $13.222 M OL: $14.067 M $12.866 M DT: $15.209 M $12.378 M S: $11.15 M $9.531 M RB: $11.214 M $9.099 M TE: $10.387 M $8.815 M K/P: $4.971 M $4.537 M Exclusive franchise tag: A player who receives the exclusive franchise tag cannot negotiate with other teams. The player receives a one-year deal for the greater of: (a) the average of the five-largest salaries at his position at the conclusion of the restricted free agent signing period of the current league year OR (b) the amount of the non-exclusive franchise tag. Last player to receive an exclusive franchise tag: Le'Veon Bell (with the Steelers in 2018). Transition tag: A player who receives the transition tag is free to negotiate with other teams. The player receives a one-year deal for the greater of: (a) the cap percentage average of the top 10 greatest prior-year salaries at the player's position OR (b) 120 percent of his own prior-year salary. Should such a player sign an offer sheet with a new team, his former team has five days to match the offer sheet. However, should his former team decide not to match, there is no draft-pick compensation tied to the transition tag. Last player to receive transition tag: Kyle Fuller (with the Bears in 2018).