Cleveland Browns 10 highest paid players in 2022

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53. . . . Denzel Ward. 9. player

Cap hit in 2022: $5.0 million

Denzel Ward signed his new deal recently. His signing bonus was a guaranteed $44.5 million. His base salary is only $1 million but if you are including part of his signing bonus the cap hit is just over $5 million.

Ward is set to have a great season and with his new deal done now, he can concentrate on being one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.

player. 53. . . . Nick Chubb. 8

Cap hit in 2022: $5.2 million

Nick Chubb’s contract is very kind to his team considering he’s one of the best running backs in the NFL. His salary includes a $1.2 million base salary and a $1.0 million bonus option this season. He won’t be a free agent until 2025.

Considering Chubb will be challenging for the NFL rushing title the next three seasons the return on this team-friendly contract is the best in the NFL.

. Jedrick Wills. 7. player. 53. .

Cap hit in 2022: $5.37 million

Jedrick Wills base salary is $2.4 million this season. You add in the signing bonus money and the cap hit tops $5 million.

He’s in his third season with the team and will have a fifth-year option available in the future. The left tackle has had a good first two seasons and should be ready to be a protective tackle for his new quarterback Deshaun Watson.