The 20 Richest Nfl Players In The World

There are many wealthy players in the National Football League.

You’ve probably found yourself wondering just how much all your favorite NFL players is worth, and who comes out on top. But in this article, we’re going to explain how to quickly, easily, and cheaply calculate the value of every NFL player.

 The richest players in the NFL aren’t exactly well-known or appreciated for their business acumen – they’re just a bunch of guys who can run fast! They’re also the only guys in the league whose salaries are guaranteed.

The Richest NFL Players in the World

Tom Brady is the richest football player of the 21st century and the eighth richest athlete of all time by net worth.

20. Alex Smith

Net Worth: $55 Million

Alex Smith was a starter for the Utah Utes in 2004 and was voted as the 2005 Mountain West Conference Player of the Year. He then was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He is currently the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins. He has also received awards for his leadership, including the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2012.

Alex Smith is a quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. His net worth is estimated to be $55 million.

19. Fran Tarkenton

Net Worth: $60 Million

Fran Tarkenton is a retired NFL quarterback. Tarkenton is a frequent guest on ESPN, Fox, and CBS network television. He is also a consultant for several colleges and universities. He is best known as the quarterback of the University of Minnesota’s Gopher football team.

After the Minnesota Vikings ended their relationship with Tarkenton, the team’s quarterback made the decision to move on and pursue business opportunities. Fran Tarkenton eventually became successful in investing in real estate, a passion of his own. The Minnesota Vikings were the first professional football team in the world to own a building (Vikings Plaza in Eagan MN), with Frank being one of the first non football owners to purchase property in America’s Hometown. Fran currently owns and operates Fran Tarkenton’s Restaurant in Woodbury/Mound.

18. Carson Palmer

Net Worth: $60 Million

Carson Palmer played for the USC Trojans, before heading to the NFL. After a long career in the NFL, he retired in 2012 to pursue a career in coaching. He now works for the Raiders as the quarterbacks coach.

His financial status is estimated to be $60 million.

17. Michael Strahan

Net Worth: $65 million

Strahan spent the majority of his career with the Giants, and he set a record for most sacks in a single season while with the Giants. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015, and he was a part of the Super Bowl team that won Super Bowl XLII in 2007.

His net worth is in excess of $65 million.

16. Tony Romo

Net Worth: $70 Million

Tony Romo is an American football analyst who played quarterback in the NFL in the nineties as the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants and was an assistant coach with the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos.

Tony Romo has earned millions of dollars during his career, making him one of the top-earning NFL players in the world.

15. Sam Bradford

Net Worth: $70 Million

Bradford was playing in an Alabama-Missouri All Star Game and the game was on an ice rink. He got caught in a bad ice and fell on his head, hurting his knee. He was taken to the hospital and doctors cleaned his knee out. He was set to play in the game, but the game was called off.

Bradford has a net worth of $70 million as of July 2022.

14. Matt Ryan

Net Worth: $70 Million

One of the most talented players in NFL history is Michael Vick. Born in Newport News, Virginia, Vick was drafted in 2001 and played for the Virginia Tech Hokies football team. His play has helped the team win two national championships and three ACC championships in his career.

Matt Ryan is one of the most successful quarterbacks in the NFL today. He is estimated to be in the $70 million category.

13. Ben Roethlisberger

Net Worth: $70 Million

Roethlisberger is ranked as number 3 on the list with 17.5 quarterback rating. The Steelers quarterback became the first player in NFL history to record 4,000 yards passing and 300 rushing in the same season. Roethlisberger’s best season is in 2008, when he threw for a league-leading 4,600 yards and set a franchise record with 30 touchdown passes.

As of July 2020, Ben Roethlisberger’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 million, making him the 8th richest NFL player in the world.

12. Roger Goodell

Net Worth: $75 Million

Roger Goodell is currently an American business man and the commissioner of the NFL. Goodell is currently filling in for the current commissioner, Paul Tagliabue. He was chosen to replace Tagliabue after he announced his retirement two years ago.

As of July 2022, Roger Goodell’s net worth is roughly $75 million, less than he spent on the lockout, which is roughly $75 million.

11. Joe Montana

Net Worth: $80 Million

Joe Montana was an American football quarterback who has played for the San Francisco 49ers for 16 seasons, winning four Super Bowls. He was also the starting quarterback during the 1980s for the Washington Redskins. He also played for the Kansas City Chiefs for two seasons of his NFL career.

Montana was the last player to have a net worth that was higher than the salary cap in 2022 and, as of July 2022, the 11th richest player in NFL history.

10. Eli Manning

Net Worth: $100 Million

Eli Manning, who was the first overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and currently plays for the New York Giants, has won two Super Bowls.

And as of July 2022, Eli Manning’s net worth is less than one dollar.

9. Drew Brees

Net Worth: $100 Million

Brees made history when he was the first quarterback selected in the second round for the Chargers. He was taken right before Tim Couch, who went to the Browns and had a stellar college career. He signed a four-year contract worth over $27 million.

The San Diego Chargers have selected Drew Brees as their starting quarterback for the 2014 season.

8. Brett Favre

Net Worth: $100 Million

Brett Favre is a former American football quarterback and is a former Green Bay Packers starting quarterback for 14 seasons. Favre was voted NFL Most Valuable Player in 2004 and 2009, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. Favre is also the current executive director of the Brett Favre Irregulars, a charitable organization.

At the time of July 2022, Brett Favre has a net worth of approximately $100 million, making him the 8th richest NFL player in the world.
However, Brett Favre has a net worth of approximately $12.6 million, making him the 14th richest football player in the world, as of July 2022.

7. John Elway

Net Worth: $145 Million

Elway is a man of many talents; he is a former football quarterback who was a Heisman Trophy winner and is known for his leadership qualities. He also coached a number of other sports for his alma mater, and currently he serves as the Denver Broncos’ General Managers and Executive Vice President of Football Operations.

After all the news about the NFL coming to Los Angeles, it came to light that the Broncos will play their games in Los Angeles starting with the 2020 season.

6. Tom Brady

Net Worth: $180 Million

Tom Brady is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He is the only NFL player to win six Super Bowls with one team.

Tom Brady’s net worth is about 180 million dollars. Brady is one of the richest NFL players.

5. Steve Young

Net Worth: $200 Million

Steve Young is an American football quarterback who has played for the San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Express, Tampa Bay Storm and the Los Angeles Rams.

In 2019, Steve Young’s net worth is 200 million.

4. Peyton Manning

Net Worth: $200 Million

Peyton Manning was a former American football quarterback and MVP of Superbowl XLII. He has numerous career achievements, he holds more passing yards and touchdown passes than any other quarterback.

Peyton Manning was the richest NFL player in the world, until he lost it on July 4th, 2019.

3. John Madden

Net Worth: $200 Million

The main reason that it’s called “hometown advantage” is because you’re always starting out from where the best people you know are, so you can tap into that, tap into that community…. I think that’s an amazing way to be reminded about your roots.

I am on the Forbes Most Powerful People list. I have a net worth of $200 million.

2. Al Davis

Net Worth: $500 Million

Al Davis was a football coach and owner. He was the principal owner and manager of the Oakland Raiders of the NFL for 39 years from 1972 until his death.

Davis has served as the team’s head coach since 1963 and as part of the ownership since 1966.

As of the end of 2019, Al Davis’ net worth was $500 million.

1. Roger Staubach

Net Worth: $600 Million

His nickname was Captain America because of his strength and skills in the pocket, he was a great leader and leader of the team during his time there. He also served in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he played quarterback for the Navy Midshipmen.

Tony Romo will be the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for their upcoming match-up against the Packers in the NFC Championship game.

Roger Staubach became the richest NFL player in the world after the Dallas Cowboys released him.


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