Richest NFL Players

The Top 10 Richest NFL Players In The World

With a full-contact sport like football, injuries are part of the game, bulky gear and helmet notwithstanding. With the promise of fame and big bucks (and we’re talking hundreds of millions here), however, who can resist the lure of NFL?  Not these 10 who now enjoy luxurious lives while playing America’s most beloved sport. 

Roger Staubach Net Worth $600 Million 

Roger Staubach

Dallas Cowboys’ former quarterback Roger Staubach is the richest NFL player with a net worth of $600 million. His total wealth came from his stint with NFL as well as from his own real estate company. The 78-year-old Ohio native was named in 2010 as the greatest Dallas Cowboy of all time. Staubach is the richest NFL player in the world.

Peyton Manning Net Worth $125 Million

Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning banks $30 million a year from his NFL winnings and product endorsements.  He is touted as NFL’s most marketable figure, enjoying lucrative endorsement deals with ESPN, Sony, DirectTV, Master Card, Reebok, Spring and Gatorade.  Peyton is ranked No. 19 of the World’s Highest Paid Athletes.  

Tom Brady Net Worth $120 Million 

Tom Brady

He’s super rich and he’s married to a supermodel (Giselle Bundchen). That’s Tom Brady, New England Patriots’ quarterback. He earns $31.3 million per year from his winnings and another $7 million from product endorsements (Nike, Visa, Movado watches, Sirius and Stetson cologne). He is ranked No. 11th of the World’s Highest Paid Athlete. 

Brett Favre Net Worth $100 Million 

Brett Favre

Retired former Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Brett Favre earned $24 million a year on and off the field. He endorsed Nike, Remington, Snapper Lawnmower and Sears. 

Joe Montana Net Worth $80 Million 

Joe Montana

Another retired multi-millionaire NFL star is Joe Montana who played quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. 

Walter Jones, Jr. Net Worth $65 Million 

Walter Jones

Retired NFL offensive tackle for Seattle Seahawks Walter Jones, Jr. played professional football for 13 seasons. He is considered as one of the best offensive linemen of all time. 

Andre Johnson Net Worth $63 Million 

Andre Johnson

Houston Texans’ Andre Johnson from Florida is considered to be one of the best wide receivers in the league. His average annual salary is $14 million. 

Eli Manning Net Worth $60 Million 

Eli Manning

Two-time Superbowl MVP Eli Manning, New York Giants’ quarterback, pockets $26.5 million a year. That figure includes the $7 million the 32-year-old earns from endorsements. One of his sponsors is DirecTV. He is Peyton Manning’s younger sibling. 

Jerry Rice Net Worth $55 Million 

Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice may have already retired but he has accumulated $55 million in wealth as one of the best wide receivers to have ever played in the league.  He has an unbeatable record of 1,549 career receptions, 22,895 career receiving yards, and 197 career touchdown receptions. 

Vincent Jackson Net Worth $50 Million 

Vincent Jackson

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver Vincent Jackson earns $25 million a year and is ranked No.45 of the World’s Highest Paid Athletes. His endorsement deals amount to $250,000 a year.

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