The NFL is one of the biggest sports leagues in the world so it is perhaps little surprise that the top performers earn a pretty penny throughout their careers.
Who though is worth the most? Find out here as we look at the richest NFL players right now.
Number 5. Ndamukong Suh, $65m
Kicking off our list of the richest NFL players right now is Ndamukong Suh; he’s the only player to make the top five that isn’t a quarterback as well, which is an achievement in itself. The defensive end has good pedigree in the NFL having been taken as the number two overall pick back in 2010 before establishing himself as one of the best defensive players in his Rookie year with the Detroit Lions.
He’s now with his fourth team – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – where he won Super Bowl LV but his fortune isn’t all from sport ; Suh also has several business investments on the go along with a substantial real estate portfolio.
Number 4. Joe Flacco, $75m
Next up is Joe Flacco. The Super Bowl winning quarterback is into his 14th season in the NFL with the lion’s share of his time spent in Baltimore with the Ravens. Longevity in the game has helped his net worth build up, of course, but money spinning contracts with three teams – the Broncos, the Jets and Eagles – have helped boost it further. For example, when he penned a deal to move to Denver back in 2019 the $121m contract was a quarterback record breaker.
Number 3. Ben Roethlisberger, $100m
At 39-years-old Ben Roethlisberger is still going strong in the NFL. He was first drafted to the league back in 2004 when the Pittsburgh Steelers took him at number 11; the seven time Pro Bowl quarterback has remained with the Steelers franchise ever since and, seemingly, his loyalty has been well rewarded as he boasts a rather impressive net worth of $100m.
His name hasn’t always been associated with being squeaky clean but he does use his wealth for good too; most notably he donated $1m to Miami University, where he played for the RedHawks, to enable them to open a new sports facility.
Number 2. Aaron Rodgers, $120m
Sitting in the silver medal spot of the NFL’s richest players is Green Bay Packers legend Aaron Rodgers. Now, his recent taunt of “owning” the Bears was nothing more than a joke but with a net worth of $120m maybe, just maybe, he’ll explore becoming a shareholder further down the line!! His wealth is hardly surprising though as he’s been one of the best and most consistent performers in the NFL since first landing in 2005.
Like Roethlisberger, he’s only donned the colours of one team. On top of his football though, Rodgers has further complemented his bank account with advertising and acting; he even featured in the hit show Game of Thrones!
Number 1. Tom Brady, $200m
You’ll get no prizes for guessing who tops this list; of course, it is the GOAT – Tom Brady! Brady has been the dominant figure in the NFL for over 20 years. During that time, he’s earned eye watering contracts, huge bonuses, royalties galore through ads and bit part jobs like acting and modelling. He’s a businessman as well as a star quarterback too with fingers in many pies including his TB12 brand. All of it means he is clear of the next richest player by more than a whole Joe Flacco, which is simply bonkers. Who can knock him though?
Not only did he win six Super Bowl rings with the Patriots but he then joined the Buccs and defied the odds to lead them to glory as well. With no surprise, he heads the top 30 NFL’s highest-paid players by The TwinSpires Edge. Check out the full list! There you have it, the richest players in the NFL right now. Who surprised you the most? Is Mahomes joining this list soon?