Rams quarterback Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, will earn $6.3 million in salary and bonuses this season.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NFL draft, will carry a salary-cap number of $24.4 million in his 15th season.
On Tuesday, both said they were happy for Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who last week signed a five-year, $125-million extension with $70 million in guarantees. The deal averages about $25 million per year, increasing the scale for quarterback compensation.
“Awesome to see that happen to a guy like him in this league,” Goff said during a teleconference for the American Century...