30 Richest NFL Players in the World

Richest NFL Players
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The NFL is a professional American Football league that comprises 32 teams. Is NFL your favorite sports league?

If so, you might know that the NFL players are very famous and receive a good salary.

Apart from the gigantic salaries they also earn well from various brand promotions and social media posts.

Quick Overview

Rank Player’s Name Net Worth 
30. Ryan Tannehill $50 million
29. Aeneas Williams  $50 million
28. Alex Smith  $55 million
27. Frank Gifford  $60 million
26. Arian Foster  $60 million
25. Michael Strahan $65 million
24. Sam Bradford $70 million
23. Matt Ryan  $70 million
22. Tony Romo  $70 million
21. Kirk Cousins  $70 million
20. Cam Newton  $75 million
19. Philip Rivers  $80 million
18. Joe Flacco   $85 million
17. Carson Palmer   $90 million
16. Brett Favre  $100 million
15. Joe Montana  $100 million
14. Tom Condon  $100 million
13. Ben Roethlisberger  $100 million
12. Aaron Rodgers $120  million
11.  Russel Wilson $135  million
10. John Elway   $145 million
9. Eli Manning  $150 million
8. Drew Brees  $160 million
7. Roger Goodell $200 million
6. John Madden  $200 million
5. Steve Young  $200 million
4. Peyton Manning  $250 million
3. Tom Brady  $250 million
2. Fran Tarkenton  $300 million
1. Roger Staubach  $600 million

Richest NFL Players

30.  Ryan Tannehill

Net Worth: $50 million 

Born on July 27, 1988, Ryan Tannehill is an American football quarterback who plays for Tennessee Titans.

Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill (Source: FOX59.com)

He started his career in NFL, debuting for Miami Dolphins in 2012.

The estimated net worth of Tannehill is about $50 million, which makes him one of the richest NFL players.

29. Aeneas Williams

Net Worth: $50 million

Born on 29th January 1968, Aeneas Williams is a former American football player who played in the NFL for 14 years.

Aeneas Williams
Aeneas Williams (Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame)

He played as counter-back throughout his career.

Aeneas began his career in NFL, joining Arizona Cardinals in 1991, and he later moved to St. Louis Rams in 2001.

He has a net worth of $50 million as of January 2022.

28. Alex Smith

Net Worth: $55 million

Alex Smith is a former American football player who spent 16 seasons in the NFL.

Alex Smith
Alex Smith (Source: USA Today)

He began his career in 2005 with the San Francisco 49ers.

The quarterback played a major role in the team’s victory in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl.

Moreover, he has an astonishing net worth of $55 million.

27. Frank Gifford

Net Worth: $60 million 

Frank Gifford was an American football player who played as a halfback.

Frank Gifford
Frank Gifford (Source: USC News)

He started his career in the NFL playing for New York Giants in 1952.

And, after playing for 12 years, he also worked as a commentator for 27 years.

So, he had a net worth of $60 million at the time of his death in 2015.

26. Arian Foster

Nwt Worth: $60 million 

Born on 24th August 1986, Arian Foster is a former American football player.

Arian Foster
Arian Foster (Source: Fox News)

The former running back debuted from Houston Texans in 2009, and, later he joined Miami Dolphins in 2009.

So, with a net worth of $60 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

Apart from his regular salary, he also made good money from numerous endorsement deals.

25. Michael Strahan

Net Worth: $65 million 

Michal Strahan is a former American football player who later became a TV personality.

Michael Strahan
Michael Strahan (Source: The New York Times)

He played as a defensive end in New York Giants for 15 years.

He won the Super Bowl in 2007 against New England Patriots.

And, after his retirement, he became a TV personality. He has an astonishing net worth of $65 million as of January 2022.

24. Sam Bradford

Net Worth: $70 million

Born on 8th November 1987, Sam Bradford is a former American football player who played as quarterback.

Sam Bradford
Sam Bradford (Source: Philadelphia Eagles)

He debuted as a quarterback for St. Louis Rams in 2010. Similarly, he won plenty of awards for his brilliant performance.

During his career, he played a total of 83 games and earned $130 million in salary alone.

With $130 million in career earnings, he made about $1.56 million per game (83), $1.25 million per touchdowns (103), and about $6,684 per yard (19,449)

So, with a net worth of $70 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

23. Matt Ryan

Net Worth: $70 million

Matt Ryan is an American football player who plays for Atlanta Falcons.

Matt Ryan's profile image.
Matt Ryan (Source: ESPN)

He debuted in the NFL for Atlanta Falcons in 2008.

He signed a deal with the team worth $72 million for six years in 2008. The contract included a guaranteed $34.75 million.

He currently has a net worth of $70 million.

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22. Tony Romo

Net Worth: $70 million

Born on 21st April 1980, To my Romo is a former American football player.

Tony Romo
Tony Romo (Source: Sports Illustrated)

The quarterback debuted on NFL for Dallas Cowboys in 2003.

He has true rags to riches stories. He was undrafted and, as a free agent, earned a mere $10,000 from the Cowboys.

However, he went on earnings a whopping $130 million in salary throughout his career.

He currently has a net worth of $70 million.

21. Kirk Cousins

Net Worth: $70 million 

Kirik Cousins is an American football player who plays as a quarterback for Minnesota Vikings in the NFL.

Kirk Cousins during a game against the Philadelphia as a member of the Washington Redskins.
Kirk Cousins (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

He debuted in NFL with Washington Redskins in 2012.

He later joined Minnesota Vikings in 2018 with a fully guaranteed $84 million contract.

Similarly, he extended his contract for two years with the Vikings worth $66 million with a $30 million signing bonus.

Cousins currently have a net worth of $70 million.

20. Cam Newton

Net Worth: $75 million

Cam Newton is an American Football player who plays as a quarterback for the New England Patriots in the NFL.

Cam Newton
Cam Newton (Source: ESPN)

And, he debuted as a quarterback in the NFL with Carolina Panthers in 2011.

In 2015 he signed a contract extension with Carolina Panthers worth $103.8 million.

He currently has a net worth of $75 million.

19. Philip Rivers

Net Worth: $80 million

Born on 8th December 1981, Philip Rivers is an American football player who plays as a quarterback.

Philip Rivers (Source: The New York Times)

And, he debuted in the NFL with Los Angeles Chargers in 2004.

His average salary is about $20.8 million.

In 2009 he signed a six-year deal with San Diego Chargers worth $92 million. Similarly, in 2015 his contract was extended for four years which was worth $84 million.

His NFL salaries alone made him about $188 million.

Currently, he is playing for Indianapolis Colts and has a net worth of $80 million.

18. Joe Flacco

Net Worth: $85 million

Joe Flacco is an American football player who plays as a quarterback.

Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco (Source: Bleeding Green Nation)

He started his career in the NFL with Baltimore Ravens in 2008. Flacco makes about $20 million each year from NFL salary alone.

And, with a net worth of $85 million, he is one of the richest players in the NFL.

17. Carson Palmer

Net Worth: $90 million

Born on 27th December 1979, Carson Palmer is a former American football player who played as a quarterback.

Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer (Source: ESPN)

His career in NFL started in 2003 with Cincinnati Bengals.

He retired from NFL in 2017 from Arizona Cardinals.

Palmer earned about $174 million in salary in his NFL career. Similarly, he is one of the ten highest-paid NFL players ever.

And, with a net worth of $90 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

16. Brett Favre

Net Worth: $100 million

Born on 10th October 1969,  Brett Favre is a former American football player who played as a quarterback.

Brett Favre (Source: Sports Illustrated)

His career in NFL started with Atlanta Falcons in 1991.

Favre earned a total of $140 million in salary alone. In 2010 he earned about $12 million in a base salary and a $4.4 million signing bonus for a total of $16.4 million.

Moreover, he signed a contract with Minnesota Vikings worth $25 million in 2009.

And, with a net worth of $100 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

15. Joe Montana

Net Worth: $100 million

Born on 11th June 1956, Joe Montana is a former American football player who played as a quarterback.

Joe Montana
Joe Montana (Source: BBC)

He debuted in the NFL with San Fransisco 49ers in 1979.

Moreover, he has won the Super Bowl four times.

Surprisingly Joe earned just about $25.5 million from his NFL salaries which is about $53 million today.

He currently has a net worth of $100 million.

14. Tom Condon

Net Worth: $100 million

Born on 26th October 1952, Tom Condon is a former American football player who played as a guard.

Tom Condon (Source: CBS News)

He debuted in the NFL with Kansas City Chiefs in 1974.

After his retirement from NFL, he pursued a business career. He typically earns about $30-$40 million per year in commissions.

And, with a net worth of $100 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

13. Ben Roethlisberger

Net Worth: $100 million

Ben Roethlisberger is an American football player who plays as a quarterback for Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger (Source: Behind The Steel Curtain)

He has won the Super Bowl 2 times.

He earned about $54 million between 2018 and 2019 from various endeavors. In total, he has earned over $230 million during his time in the NFL.

And with a net worth of $100 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

12. Aaron Rodgers

Net Worth: $120 million

Born on 2nd December 1983, Aaron Rodgers is an American football player who plays as a quarterback.

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers (Source: The Conversation)

He started his journey in the NFL with Green Bay Packers in 2005.

Similarly, in 2013 Rodger signed a 5-year contract extension with Packers worth $110 million, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

The Super Bowl champion currently has a net worth of $120 million.

11. Russel Wilson

Net Worth: $120 million 

Russel Wilson is an American football player who plays as a quarterback.

Richest NFL Players- Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson (Source: Wikipedia)

He debuted in NFL with Seattle Seahawks in 2012.

He makes about $35 million per year as a quarterback, making him the highest-paid quarterback in terms of per season earnings.

Similarly, he earned about $90 million between 2018 and 2019.

He has also won the Super Bowl championship.

And, with a net worth of $120 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

10. John Elway

Net Worth: $145 million

Born on 28th November 1960, John Elway is a former American football player who played as a quarterback.

Richest NFL Players- John Elway
John Elway (Source: The Denver Post)

He debuted in the NFL with Denver Broncos in 1983.

During his NFL career, John earned a total of $47 million in salary alone. Apart from salaries her made tens of millions of dollars from endorsement deals.

He has won the Super Bowl championship two times.

And, with a net worth of $145 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

9. Eli Manning

Net Worth: $150 million

Born on 3rd January 1981, Eli Manning is a former American football player who played as a quarterback.

Richest NFL Players- Eli Manning
Eli Manning (Source: ESPN)

He debuted in the NFL with New York Giants in 2004.

He earned a total of $252 million in salary alone, which made him the highest-earning player in league history at the time of his retirement.

Similarly, he won the Super Bowl championship two times.

And, with a net worth of $150 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

8. Drew Brees

Net Worth: $160 million

Drew Brees is a former American football player who played as a quarterback.

Richest NFL Players- Drew Brees
Drew Brees (Source: USA Today)

He earned $250 million in salary in his first two decades in NFL. Similarly, he earns about $15 million each year from endorsements.

Likewise, he was offered one year contract worth $8 million by the San Diego Chargers in 2005.

Currently, he has a net worth of $160 million.

7. Roger Goodell

Net Worth: $200 million

Born on 19th February 1959, Roger Goodell is the commissioner of the NFL.

Richest NFL Players- Roger Goodell
Roger Goodell (Source: Wikipedia)

Goodell makes about $50 million in salary each year, which can sometimes jump to $60 million per year.

As of this writing, he has earned $492.7 million in salary alone.

He has an astounding net worth of $200 million as of January 2022.

6. John Madden

Net Worth: $200 million

Born on 10th April 1936, John Madden is a former American football player.

Richest NFL Players- John Madden
John Madden

He started his journey in the NFL with Philadelphia Eagles in 1958.

The Super Bowl champion is also a renowned coach. Apart from NFL, he has dipped his feet in numerous other ventures.

He currently has a net worth of $200 million.

5. Steve Young

Net Worth: $200 million

Born on 11th October 1961, Steve Young is a former American football player who played as a quarterback.

He is also a sports commentator and an investor.

Richest NFL Players- Steve_Young
Steve Young (Source: Wikipedia)

He started his career in NFL with Los Angeles Express in 1984.

Moreover, he received a paycheck of $2 million per year from the sports show Monday Night Football.

His estimated net worth is about $200 million, making him one of the richest NFL players.

4. Peyton Manning

Net Worth: $250 million

Peyton Manning is a former American football player who played as a quarterback.

Richest NFL Players- Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning (Source: Wikipedia)

He debuted in the NFL with Indianapolis Colts in 1998.

Manning earned about $600 million from his salary and endorsements throughout his NFL career.

During his time with Denver Broncos, he earned about $18 million per year in base salary.

And, with a net worth of $250 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

3. Tom Brady

Net Worth: $250 million

Born on 3rd August 1977, Tom Brady is a professional American football player who plays as a quarterback.

Richest NFL Players- Tom Brady
Tom Brady (Source: The Boston Globe)

He debuted in the NFL with New England Patriots in 2000.

Tom is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL.

Brady earned $230 million in his first 20 years in the NFL.

Similarly, he earned more than $150 million in endorsements.

And, with a net worth of $250 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

2. Fran Tarkenton

Net Worth: $300 million

Fran Tarkenton is a former professional American football player who played as a quarterback.

Richest NFL Players- Fran Tarkenton
Fran Tarkenton (Source: Daily Norseman)

He debuted in the NFL with Minnesota Vikings in 1961.

His salary in the early 1960s with the Vikings was $12,500, which is the same as $111,000 today. He used to work part-time during off-seasons to support his income.

Apart from NFL, he is also a computer software executive.

And, with an estimated net worth of $300 million, he is one of the richest NFL players.

1. Roger Staubach

Net Worth: $600 million

With a net worth of $600 million, Roger Staubach is the richest NFL player of all time.

He played as a quarterback.

He debuted in the NFL in 1969 with Dallas Cowboys.

Richest NFL Players- Roger Staubach
Roger Staubach (Source: WKBN.com)

Aside from NFL, he is also a businessman and owns several companies, including the real estate business, The Staubach Company.

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