REPORT: NFL Owners Have ‘Discussed’ Having A Separate Salary Cap Specifically For QB Contracts

NFL quarterback contracts continue to increase exponentially, especially for for stars at the position and it’s becoming an issue for NFL owners and they are looking for ways to mitigate it.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, there have been “discussions within the league among certain owners” about the idea of having a quarterback salary cap.

Pelissero discussed it on The Rich Eisen Show.

“There has certainly been discussion within the league among certain owners about even the idea of a quarterback cap, that at some point you don’t want quarterback numbers to go over a certain percentage of your salary cap. To my knowledge, that hasn’t really gained traction, in part because so many teams have paid their quarterbacks.”


The 11 highest contracts int he NFL (based on total money) belong to quarterbacks, according to Spotrac. The top 16 NFL contracts in average annual salary belong to all quarterbacks. The top 12 contracts in terms of practical guaranteed money are, yes, quarterbacks.

It’s becoming a clear problem that will only get worse as quarterbacks such as Tua Tagovailoa and Dak Prescott are in-line for a huge pay day.