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Justin Herbert Signs $262.5M Extension, Saquon Barkley Inks 1-Year $11M Deal

Justin Herbert Signs $262.5M Extension – As NFL teams begin preparing for the upcoming season, two-star players have taken significant steps toward securing their futures. Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert recently signed a record-setting extension making him the highest-paid quarterback in the league, and New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley recently had his contract resolved so he can join the training camp. In this article, we explore both players’ deals in detail as well as their impact on league-wide growth. The 2023-24 NFL Super Bowl is going to be a tough battle since each team looks promising. 

Justin Herbert Earns NFL’s Highest Pay Per Quarterback Salary

Justin Herbert has been recognized by the Los Angeles Chargers for his impressive start to his career by being offered a long-term extension worth an astounding $262.5 million over five years, according to reports by NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo. According to their reports, Herbert’s new five-year contract exceeds that of Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens deal in terms of total money and average annual salary; furthermore, its completion has already been confirmed by Los Angeles.

Justin Herbert Signs $262.5M Extension: Outlining Herbert’s Remarkable Transaction

Under his new agreement, Justin Herbert will receive an astounding $218.7 million in guaranteed money over five years. Before signing this extension, Herbert had two years remaining on his rookie contract – which would have paid out around $8.5 million this season and $29.5 million via a fifth-year option. Now with this contract extension in place, Herbert secures both his financial future as well as becoming the Chargers franchise quarterback.

Herbert’s Career Achievements

From his selection as the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Herbert has displayed remarkable consistency and skill on the field. Starting 49 out of 50 possible games since taking over as starting QB for San Diego Chargers last season, Herbert amassed 14,089 passing yards, 94 touchdowns, and only 35 interceptions during three years as starting QB; also contributing significantly to their ground game by rushing for 683 yards with six touchdowns during three years as running back (running 683 total yards in first three seasons combined) before leading them into reaching playoffs last season despite losing starting QB Garett.

Repercussions of Herbert’s Deal

Justin Herbert’s record-setting contract may set an example for other rising quarterbacks such as Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals to follow when it comes to negotiations for their contracts. Herbert’s deal sets a precedent that can help determine how other rising stars in NFL are paid in future contracts.

Saquon Barkley Signs Contract with Giants

As training camp approached, the New York Giants faced uncertainty regarding star running back Saquon Barkley‘s contract status. Barkley was dissatisfied with being placed under a franchise tag earlier in 2018, while negotiations for a long-term extension hit a roadblock in July – however, the Giants and Barkley have since reached an agreement on a one-year, $11 million deal.

Barkley’s Contract and Its Implications

Barkley’s new deal allows him to join his teammates at training camp and focus on the season ahead. It includes $909,000 worth of incentives which should encourage Barkley to perform at his best; however, due to this one-year contract being in effect only until the 2023 season is complete, contract talks between both parties will resume after that season has concluded to discuss long-term plans and goals.

Barkley’s On-Field Impact and Injury Concerns

Barkley has been an important player for the Giants despite enduring injuries throughout his career, and made headlines in 2021 with an outstanding season rushing for 1,312 yards and scoring 10 touchdowns, in addition to contributing as a receiver. Their playoff hopes depend heavily on Barkley’s performance, so his presence is integral to their success.

Shifting Trends in Renegotiating Contracts

Barkley’s contract encapsulates the changing market for NFL running backs. While his $11 million salary vaults him into the elite category of running back contracts, recent negotiations involving other running backs have shown this trend to have abated considerably since earlier years.


With NFL training camps underway, Justin Herbert and Saquon Barkley have both secured their financial futures with lucrative deals. Herbert secured his future by signing a historic extension that makes him the highest-paid quarterback in league history; Barkley secured a one-year agreement with the Giants that brings clarity to the team’s backfield while providing him with an opportunity to prove their worth for potential long-term extensions in future negotiations. As the 2023-24 NFL season approaches, everyone in the league will closely assess these deals to see their effect both on player performance as well as the dynamics of player contracts overall.