CHARLOTTE - The highest-paid player in NFL history isn't Tom Brady, or Aaron Rodgers, or J.J. Watt.

It's Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who owns a career win/loss record of 51-58, and is winless in three playoff appearances.

Stafford inked a five-year contract extension worth $135 million on Monday. Stafford joins the $100 million QB club along with Derek Carr, Andrew Luck, and Cam Newton.

Newton, the 2015 MVP quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, signed his big deal in June 2015, but deals for Stafford, Carr and Luck have since surpassed it.

Newton's total contract still ranks 5th among active NFL quarterbacks in overall value ($103.8 million) and guaranteed money ($41 million), but 13th in terms of annual salary ($20.7 million).

NBC Charlotte took a look at where Cam's contract stacks up in comparison with his peers, with help from sportrac.com.

RankQuarterbackTeamAnnual WorthOverall WorthGuaranteed $ at signingRecord
1Matthew StaffordLions$27 million$135 million$60.5 million51-58
2Derek CarrRaiders$25 million$125 million$40 million22-25
3Andrew LuckColts$24.5 million$122.9 million$44 million43-27
4Carson PalmerCardinals$24.3 million+$24.3 million$21 million89-84
5Drew BreesSaints$24.2 million$24.2 million$24.2 million131-101
6Kirk CousinsRedskins$23.9 million++$23.9 millionN/A19-21
7Joe FlaccoRavens$22.1 million$66.4 million$44 million83-55
8Aaron RodgersPackers$22 million$110 million$33.2 million90-45
9Russell WilsonSeahawks$21.9 million$87.6 million$31.7 million56-23-1
10Ben RoethlisbergerSteelers$21.8 million$87.4 million$31 million123-60
11Eli ManningGiants$21 million$84 million$54 million108-91
12Philip RiversChargers$20.8 million$83.2 million$37.5 million97-79
13Cam NewtonPanthers$20.7 million$103.8 million$41 million51-40

+ = 1-year contract

++ - Franchse Tag