Move over, Ezekiel Elliott, there's a new highest-paid RB in the NFL -- it's Christian McCaffrey ... and he's making a whopping $16 MILLION a year!!!
Of course, Zeke took the title in September 2019 after a brief holdout ... securing a 6-year deal worth $90 million ($15 mil. a year).
But, the 23-year-old Carolina Panthers superstar just edged out Elliott with an extension announced Monday ... locking in a 4-year, $64 million deal ($16 MILLION a year).
The guy had been playing outta his mind the past 2 seasons ... and had more than 1,000 rushing yards AND 1,000 receiving yards in 2019.
CMC was previously on a 4-year rookie deal worth $17 million with a $10 million signing bonus ... so it's a big upgrade.
It's a lot of dough for a young kid ... and we're expecting his beautiful Miss Universe girlfriend, Olivia Culpo, will be treated to a nice dinner on the town once the coronavirus pandemic is over.