According to Career Trend, "the average football player salary is $2.1 million a year. If you're on the practice squad, you earn roughly $7,600 per week or about $125,000 a year." That's not including some of the top tier players who earn over $15 million. With that type of cash, you could buy a ton of expensive and lavish items. From homes to cars, players in the league end up spending millions of dollars to live the high life. Continue reading and see who has what!
$4.2 Million Is Nothing For Drew Brees
Drew Brees is currently one of the league's best players and hopes to secure at least one more championship before calling it quits. The quarterback played a good part of his career with the Chargers before heading to the New Orleans Saints.
He's earned a ton of money over his career, which allowed him to buy five luxury cars worth $4.2 million. He recently signed a $50-million-contract, so we can probably expect a few more lavish purchases. He's married to longtime sweetheart Brittany Brees, and the two seem very happy with each other.
Montana Downgraded To A $2.3 Million Place
Once again, we have another legend of the game. Joe Montana paved the way for a lot of successful quarterbacks in the league today. That's about as much introduction that Montana needs.
Montana had a beautiful, nearly 10,000 square feet Tuscan Villa in Calistoga. The villa cost him $35 million, but it wasn't a big deal to the icon. Then, he sold it and went to stay in the SFO Marina district. He downgraded to a condo-style apartment worth nearly $2.3 million.
Flacco's $70K Ride!
Quarterback Joe Flacco is a Super Bowl champion, and one of the more reliable quarterbacks there is in the league. He played a significant chunk of his career with the Baltimore Ravens before heading to the Denver Broncos in 2019 and then the New York Jets.
One of his prized possessions is his bright red Corvette Stingray that's worth $70K! He married his wife Dana Grady in 2011, and the couple has five kids together. Also, a survey put out by Fanatics claimed him to be the most attractive NFL players. Not too shabby.
Kurt Warner Lived In The Future For $5 Million
Much like Brett Favre, Kurt Warner is a man that gets much respect. Warner played for the St. Louis Rams for the better part of his career before eventually jumping around other teams like the Giants and Cardinals. Once he retired, he settled down in Arizona.
He lives with his beautiful wife, Brenda, and seven kids at their Scottsdale home. Before settling there, he lived in a futuristic mansion in Arizona that he eventually sold for $5 million.
Aaron Rodgers Has A Massive $10 Million Mansion
The Green Bay Packers are lucky to have one of the best quarterbacks' in the league. The Super Bowl champ has had a history of dating famous figures, most recently with actress Shailene Woodley. The two were reportedly engaged in February 2020.
When he isn't in Wisconsin, he lays his head in a $10 million home located in Del Mar, California. The 5,771 square foot mansion has a home theater, batting cage, basketball court, a sauna, and much more. It's probably the most lavish home an NFL player owns.
Patrick Mahomes Landed A Sweet Deal And A Multi-Million Dollar Dream Home
Thanks to Patrick Mahomes's mobility at the quarterback position combined with a heavenly vision, he's a nightmare on the field for defenders. Well before he became a Super Bowl champ, he quickly leveraged an endorsement deal just a few years in the NFL and became the highest-paid QB in league history with a deal expected to clear upwards of $503 million.
As a result, Mahomes was able to buy his dream home in Kansas City for the cool price of $1.9 million. Today, he's engaged to his high school sweetheart, Brittany Matthews.
$21 Million For A Sanders Home Seems Right
It's hard to say if there's ever been another athlete, let alone NFL player, that's been as electric as Prime Time Deion Sanders. The multi-sport athlete was terrific on the football field and baseball diamond.
Currently, he works as an analyst on the NFL Network and CBS Sports. He lives life presently in bliss alongside his wife, Pilar Sanders. His over the top mansion was up for auction in 2017 (worth around $21 million), but they later took it off the market. It featured a bowling alley, nine bedrooms, a basketball court, and ten and a half bathrooms.
Gronk's Boston Home - $2.3 Million
Tom Brady's weapon of mass destruction, Rob Gronkowski, sure lives life comfortably. He regrettably once made the news after his whole house got robbed, but with his bank account, we're willing to bet the Super Bowl champ wasn't that concerned.
He and his fiance, Camille Kostek, make a great pair. They spent plenty of time together in this lavish $2.3 million home in Boston before making the big move down south.
Olsen Needed To Upgrade From his $1.7 Million Home
Greg Olsen was a beast on the field. He isn't one you'd want to try and tackle once he has the ball in his hand. Ask any of the defenders that try and cover him.
When Olsen's family expanded, he needed more space. He and his wife Kara Dooley put their $1.7 million home on sale when they decided to move somewhere else. The house came packed with wine storage, a library, and an incredible lawn.
Sherman Earned His $2.3 Million Abode
At one point, Richard Sherman was the premier cornerback in the NFL. Quarterbacks didn't dare throw to his side of the field. Then, he sustained an Achilles tear, and some of his game diminished. He's still one of the better defenders.
He purchased a gigantic mansion in Maple Valley in 2014 that has all the modern amenities one would need. There's also a wet bar, hot tub, and two fully-equipped kitchens. The home is around 7000-square, with an estimated cost of $2.3 million.
Antonio Gates Lived In Poway For $2 Million
Former San Diego Charger and all-time great tight end Antonio Gates is very much like Greg Olsen on the field. You don't want to have the task of covering him, or he might run you over.
He married his girlfriend, Sasha Dindayal, in 2011, and the two swiftly moved to Poway in a sweet abode. The nice digs must not have been the vibe they wanted, so they eventually sold it for around $2 million.
Rivers' $200k Cadillac
Former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is a hero to many in southern California. River's work ethic and history allowed him to make a ton of money throughout his career, which led to him purchasing an insane custom Cadillac.
He and his wife, Tiffany Rivers, share the ride that cost them around $200k. When the Chargers made a move from San Diego to LA, he decided not to uproot his large family and opted to make the drive. He needed a comfortable car for that kind of voyage. It has Wi-Fi, a fridge, and a TV.
Romo Spent Over $6 Million To Customize This House
Dallas fans absolutely adored Tony Romo when he played, and they still do! He might not have had the same success as some of the other quarterbacks on this list but he had just as much heart. Now, he's an analyst.
His house in Dallas is nothing short of lavish. It's almost like a fairytale. It cost around $9 million and has a pool, several outdoor entertainment areas, and a steller pool. Romo spent over $6 million to have it customized.
Ciara And Russell Wilson Live Lavishly For $6.7 Million
The happy couple Russell Wilson and entertainer Ciara live in a $6.7 million mansion. Both of them are prominent figures in their respective fields, so footing the bill for that mustn't have been that hard.
Their home is 10,000-square feet and has lovely views in every room you enter. They also made the architecture Mediterranean-inspired, so there's that. Of course, there's more than enough space for the kids to horseplay around in this beautiful place.
Penn Loves His $220K Jaguar
Donald Penn is a very big guy. While it might have been easy to bring in the cash while in the NFL, it looks like it's harder for players to stay out of trouble. Penn's personal life made the news due to an issue with his wife.
He last played for the Washington Redskins at the tackle position and rides around in a lavish high-end vehicle. Penn has a Jaguar that cost him $220K.
Manning Living It Up In His $4.5 Million Mansion
Peyton Manning, brother to Eli, and son of Archie has a fantastic family tree when it comes to football. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback won a ring with the Broncos after securing one with the Colts.
He currently lives in a $4.5 million mansion that is 16,464 square feet, located in Denver. The pad comes with a panic room in case someone feels like breaking in and tries to rob Manning of all his awards and old Papa John's money.
Haden Spent Over $1 Million For His Custom Lambo
Joe Haden, one of the better defenders in the league, began his career with the Cleveland Browns, but now plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The cornerback not only has a lovely wife, but he also has a beautiful Lamborghini Aventador that put him over $1 million!
He wanted to make sure it was color-coordinated with his team's color, hence the bright orange. Only the best have the type of money and audacity to pull off something like that.
Asomugha And Washington's $2.7 Million French-Style Home
Nnamdi Asomugha had a pretty great NFL career. He managed to secure millions of dollars through contracts and endorsements before calling it quits, so it's really no surprise he had a Hollywood Hills home.
He and his wife Kerry Washington (you might have heard of her) lived in the French-style house that they eventually would sell for $2.7 million. It featured a basketball court, a fabulous lawn, and a once in a lifetime swimming pool. We're sure wherever these two choose to live will be a spectacle.
Adrian Peterson Loves His $82K BMW
Adrian Peterson might be part robot. The running back almost broke the single-season rushing-yards record but fell nine yards short. That was in his prime, but today, after several injuries, he's lost a few steps. Of course, he still wishes to move past that record.
After landing in some legal trouble a while back, he had to keep a low public profile or risk losing endorsements. If that happens, he'd have a harder time purchasing anymore customized BMWs. He currently has one that he spent $82K on sprucing up.
Farve Has A $416K Mansion
Brett Farve is one of the most iconic quarterbacks to play the game of football. His game might've given fans and coaches panic attacks at specific points, but he made the big plays when it mattered (for the most part).
Farve married Deanna Tynes in 1996, and the two call Sumrall, Mississippi, their home. They bought a gigantic mansion there for a reported $416,000, which Farve put on the market a few years later. After leading the Packers to a Super Bowl victory, we believe he's living life relaxed with his two kids.
Tebow Is Living It Up On A Florida Golf Course - $1.5 Million
Tim Tebow seems to find success where ever he goes, it doesn't matter if it is the NFL or the MLB. These days, he dropped playing sports altogether to become a sports commentator. With his knack for excelling in his various ventures, all he needed was a place to settle down with former Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
The sprawling 6,500-square-foot mansion located on a gold course in Florida doe not disappoint! With so much space between the married couple, it's hard to believe that they're not expecting to start a big family soon!
English Took It To The Hollywood Hills - $3.4 Million
Retired NFL star Larry English is living the good life! Between his and wife Nicole Williams fortunes, they were able to manage and sell two properties within the past few years. Their Hollywood Hills mansion, for example, was something to behold. The couple bought the all-white house for about $2.57 million and then sold it for $3.4 million.
Of course, they made renovations and various changes to the place before selling it. But even so, that is not a bad turn around for a place of that size. These days, the pair rent a house along Hollywood Dell.
Willis Bought An Aston Martin - $200k
We're not sure if Patrick Willis bought the Aston Martin because he loves the car or for the sole purpose of taking "guy pinup pictures" on the side of it. Regardless, the former San Francisco 49er must have raked in a lot of money in his eight years on the team to be able to afford a $200k car.
The Aston Martin isn't straight off the lot, it's customized, of course. That's not it, this car is actually one of several luxury cars that Willis has in his collection. Seems like the 2007 Rookie of the Year needed a new hobby after retiring.
Aikman's Is All About Southern Charm - $5.3 Million
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback had a long and successful career with the team, from 1989 to 2000. Thanks to that career, he had enough cash to buy and sell real estate all over the country. Just another former NFL player in need of a hobby. Even with various properties, it looks like the former Cowboy couldn't bring himself to move from Dallas.
Troy Aikman decided to purchase the southern plantation-style mansion for $5.3 million. And we don't blame him! the house includes a wine room, a hot tub, a pool, and a spacious garage big enough for three cars.
Chad Johnson Got A Phantom - $200k
Nothing says "I've made it" like the classiness and sleekness of a Rolls Royce. Considering it's one of those cars that you feel like you have to have at least eight figures in your bank account to buy, it's safe to say people of a special sort of status are the ones to buy the set of wheels.
After his eight-year career in the NFL, Chad Johnson bought himself a retirement gift. A Rolls Royce Phantom worth $200k. Pocket change considering his net worth of $6 million. However, he did have to pay hefty fees following his divorce from Evelyn Lozada. Here's to hoping he could keep the car.
Roethlisberger's Car Game Is Strong - $400k
Pittsburgh Steeler's quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, has a hobby of collecting very nice and luxurious cars. The showstopper in the assortment is his apple red 2016 Ferrari. Aside from the beautiful Ferrari, Ben Roethlisberger owns a Hummer, Tesla, Mercedes, and a Bentley Grand Convertible, among others.
Obviously, Ben has quite a taste in cars because these are all high-end and known for their excellence. With his $70 million fortune, it's no wonder he's able to afford all of the different luxury vehicles. And there's only more where that came from. This is his 15th year in the NFL, so it's safe to assume his fortune is only going to rise.
Vincent Jackson Retired In Florida - $3.5 Million
After playing in the NFL for 12 years, it's no wonder Vincent Jackson was able to afford the $3.5 million mansion in Florida. The house is located at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club in Tampa, Florida, not a bad place to retire to.
The 7,968-square-foot mansion sits on over a half-acre of land and features multiple amenities. The most unique featuring being a mother-in-law suite. Of course, there is also a wet bar, latticed lanai, and a four-car garage. Pretty much the perfect place to retire and relax. All the house is missing is a pool for those hot Florida days!
Coach Arians' Home Is On The Market - $1.5 million
Former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, Bruce Arians, recently listed his Chandler, Arizona home for $1.5 million. The estate is 5,001-square-feet and is located in the exclusive gated community of Vistas at Ocotillo. The home has five bedrooms and four and a half baths, making it the perfect place for a family.
The property is said to be "a lakefront Santa Barbra/Tuscan-style that looks out over views of the Ocotillo Golf Course," so its nothing short of gorgeous. The home also features a sunken backyard patio, private pool and spa, and a 500-bottle, walk-in, climate-controlled wine cellar.
Marshall Didn't Care About Expense - $4.5 Million
The former wide receiver for the Denver Broncos bought this gigantic house in Florida in 2014 for about $4 million. The 19,000-square-feet house sits on 2.4 acres of land and is currently back on the market and can be found in Southwest Ranches.
With 14,544 square-feet of living space, there is no shortage of room. There are six bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, an impressive two-story living room, a formal dining room, and a tile-splashed kitchen with all of the modern appliances you could ever want. Not to mention there is a gym, wet-bar, movie theater, and a home office.
Mario Williams - Estimated $2.5 Million
Former Buffalo Bills defensive end, Marion Williams, sold his New York mansion for $2.5 million. The house is 13,200-square-feet sits on more than 5 acres of land and has its own guest house, connected to the main house via an overpass.
This is one of those homes that has a main spiral staircase with a giant chandelier in the middle of the grand foyer. not to mention the butler's pantry with a wine chiller. Even the master bathroom has marble countertops and two large custom-built vanities. The place was clearly built for a star!
Bowman's Rose Garden Estate - $4.2 Million
Navorro Bowman's San Jose, Rose Garden Estate is a traditional piece that was built in 1951. The roughly 6,000-square-foot floor plan features five bedrooms and five bathrooms, with a master suite a sitting room connects to a terrace that overlooks the backyard. The house sits on about half an acre, allowing for plenty of amenities.
Apart from the house, the property boasts a fenced sports court, a swimming pool, a spa, and a pool house. There is even a detached garage off the side of the house. At the age of 30, Bowman bought the house for $3.1 million.
Larry Fitzgerald's Car - $100k
Larry Fitzgerald has been playing as a wide receiver in the NFL since 2004, so he definitely deserves a fancy car! The Arizona Cardinal's talent on the field led him to quite the nice paycheck, so, naturally, he bought himself a long line of nice upscale cars.
One of his luxury vehicles is none other than a Mercedes SL550, a sports car with a very strong engine and a retractable top. It's o surprise that this car is one of his favorites. We're sure his long-time girlfriend, Melissa, and his son, Apollo, don't mind the luxury!
Cam's Custom Ride - $255k
New England Patriots quarterback, Cam Newton, is just another car-crazy NFL player. We can't blame them though, with all of the zeros on their paychecks, it's hard not to want to get a cool decked out car! In Newton's case, he customized an Oldsmobile Cutlass, giving it a character that matches his own.
The car has 24-karat gold plating, the seats have diamond stitching, there is a panther's head along with C1N affixed to the front grill, and it has been revamped to include plush interior seating. With a car like this, Cam and his girlfriend, Kai Proctor, probably have a hard time keeping a low profile on date nights!
Kaepernick's Ride Comes In At $100k
Although Colin Kaepernick is currently a free agent, in his hay day he played for the San Francisco 49ers. Even though he is now best known for kneeling during the national anthem, he was a quarterback back in the day. With his fame and endorsement deals during his time with the NFL, Colin was able to rack up a pretty nice bank account.
Like other NFL players, Kaepernick has plenty of high-end cars in his garage. One of which is a Jaguar F type work $100k. The cherry red car with red-leather interior perfectly compliments this former 49ers personality.
Reggie Bush's Lambo - $450k
Nothing like going out of retirement in 2017 after a long career. Reggie Bush was a player of exceptional talent and rarely disappointed his fans on the field. Aside from those few controversial stints that cost him a few awards, it never deterred him from being himself! So it's neither here nor there.
Considering how long Bush was in the NFL, you can imagine the amount of money he has at his disposal. Like his football playing colleagues, he decided to go car shopping. One of the cars he loves to show off is his Lamborghini Aventador, which is worth almost $500k.
McFadden's Joker Car - Estimated $100k
Darren McFadden, the former running back who played for both the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys during his career, is another car smitten man. Unlike the other players, he is a bit more eccentric when it comes to his car choice, meaning he loves bright colors and personality. So, maybe he is a bit like Cam Newton, in that sense.
The purple Buick was originally purchased for $30k but with all of the customizations that McFadden put into the vehicle over the years, it probably costs closer to $100k. We're not judging but the car looks like something the Joker would drive.
Green's Porsche Panamera 4S - $160k
Since 2011, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, A.J. Green, has been showing off his skills. With a net worth of $35 million, it's easy to see that the team wants to keep Green around. The receiver isn't having a hard time with his huge paycheck either. Like the other players mention before him, he bought a fancy car.
Green decided to go with a fan favorite, a Porsche Panamera that is worth about $160k. Not a bad gift to yourself, Green! The car is known for its speed and can get up to a top speed of 175 miles per hour.
Earl Thomas Bringing It Back To The Future - $250k
Even though Earl Thomas's car looks like a souped-up DeLorean from Back to the Future, we know that's not the case. The former Baltimore Raven's safety obviously has a love for fast cars, as A.J. Green, because one of his favorite cars is his Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster which he bought for the "pocket change" cost of $250k.
We're not saying we want to drive it, but if we could just open the driver's side door to see how it feels for a door to go up into the air, that'd be cool.
J.J. Watt's Cabin - $800k
When someone tells you they bought a cabin, an $800,000 monstrosity in Wisconsin is not the first thing that comes to mind. Apparently, J.J. Watts has a different definition of "cabin" than the rest of the world. The house is over 4,000-square-feet and even has its own elevator!
The house sits on over 35 acres of land and is said to be "minimalistic." The athlete said he plans on building a home gym somewhere in the cabin. But with the wide span of land he has at his disposal, we'd bet he'd only be inside during the really cold months.
Peterson's Scottsdale Home - $2.6 Million
This former Arizona Cardinals player turned free agent has shown some interest in real estate ventures. Considering Patrick Peterson's impressive Scottsdale, Arizona, home, it seems that his side-gig has paid off! The Mediterranean-style home is about 8,341-square-feet and features seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
Considering its size, the house also includes ten-foot iron front doors, canera stone fireplace in the living room, a billiard area, home theater room, wet bar, a detached guest house, two swimming pools, rock waterfalls, fire pits, a BBQ, and a six-car garage. Obviously, the garage needed to be that big, we know how football players love their cars!
Roger Staubach - $600 Million
Financially, Roger Staubach has had more success off the NFL field than on it. A Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboys legend, Staubach played in Dallas from 1969 until 1979, an era when salaries weren't as exaggerated as they are today.
A savvy businessman, Staubach grew a real estate empire that has earned him his epic net worth. As he once explained, "I couldn't have retired at my age and just played golf. First of all, they didn't pay quarterbacks what they do today. And I was 37 with three kids. I kept thinking about [what would happen] if some linebacker takes off my head and I can't play anymore."
Peyton Manning - $250 Million
During his career with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning started four Super Bowls, winning two. In one season he threw 55 touchdowns passes, a single-season NFL record.
Thanks to his accomplishments on the field, the era he played during, and his glut of endorsement deals off the field, Manning is worth a reported $250 million. And while pressure mounts on him to join a broadcasting crew in the booth, the QB seems content to take things easy in retirement.
Tom Brady - $200 Million
Arguably the greatest QB to ever play in the NFL, Tom Brady continues to make waves on the field well into his 40s. Amazingly, if Brady had been a little more selfish during his time in New England, his net worth might be more than $200 million.
Brady famously signed contracts as a Patriot that undervalued him so the team could keep certain other skill players around. The strategy netted Brady seven Super Bowl championships and multiple lucrative endorsement deals.
Steve Young - $200 Million
When Steve Young succeeded Joe Montana in San Francisco, few could have predicted he would throw a record six touchdowns in one Super Bowl. Young's NFL career was short-lived, though, as he was forced to retire in 1999 after several concussions.
Off the field, Young has not only became a vital on-air personality for ESPN, he has also been a highly successful businessman. In 2007, he co-founded Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a venture that has helped skyrocket his net worth to $200 million.
Drew Brees - $160 Million
Like Tom Brady, Drew Brees has played in the NFL at an elite level well into his 40s. A legend as a Saint, Brees has been in the Big Easy for so long it's easy to forget he was originally drafted by the Chargers.
Brees, who is worth a reported $160 million and been invaluable in New Orleans. He even brought the city together after Hurricane Katrina by winning the team's first Super Bowl.
Eli Manning - $150 Million
Eli Manning has one of the more complicated legacies of the players you will find on this list. The franchise QB for the New York Giants, Manning beat Tom Brady twice in Super Bowls and earned millions during his career.
Despite his accomplishments, there are still questions about how good of a QB Manning really was. Love him or hate him, his success in the Super Bowl, and a few pricey endorsement deals, secured his estimated $150 million net worth.
John Elway - $145 Million
John Elway spent his entire 16-year career with the Denver Broncos. During his run as the team's starting QB, he started five Super Bowls, winning back-to-back championships before retiring. Since then, his net worth has ballooned to $145 million.
Try as he might, Elway couldn't stay away from the game, and after several successful ventures were in the books, he joined the Broncos' front off as team president, a position he has used to win a third Super Bowl championship.
Russell Wilson - $135 Million
Russell Wilson is one of the NFL's highest-paid QBs, earning roughly $35 million a season to play for the Seattle Seahawks. Worth every penny, Wilson rarely misses the playoffs and has won the Super Bowl once.
Off the field, Wilson has become his own brand. Add that revenue in with his mega endorsement deals with major food and clothing companies and it's not hard to see how this superstar has a super large net worth!
Aaron Rodgers - $120 Million
The face of the Green Bay Packers for over a decade, Aaron Rodgers is worth a reported $120 million. With one Super Bowl championship and two NFL MVP awards to his name, Rodgers earns every penny of his lofty salary.
Helping boost his net worth off the field is his sponsorship with State Farm Insurance. How many times a day do you see him during a commercial break interacting with Jake?
Brett Favre - $100 Million
Now that we've talked about his successor, let's break down Brett Favre's net worth. Considered one of the greatest QBs of all-time, Favre played in the NFL for 20 years for the Falcons, Packers, Jets, and Vikings.
When he retired, Favre was the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns. His long career, and endorsement deals with Wrangler Jeans and Copper Fit, have helped the Hall of Famer earn an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Joe Montana - $100 Million
The winner of four Super Bowls during his legendary tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, Joe Montana is worth a reported $100 million. Like Staubach, much of Montana's wealth came after he retired.
Montana has his own successful wine label and listed his massive estate in 2009 for $49 million, a fitting number all things considered. Montana, unlike Steve Young, has mostly stayed out of the public eye since leaving the world of professional sports behind.
Ben Roethlisberger - $100 Million
Over the last two decades, Ben Roethlisberger has been nothing short of sensational for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When he's been healthy, the team has been a perennial Super Bowl contender. And when he's been hurt, it's been the opposite story.
His long career has led to a healthy bank account, along with a bloated net worth of $100 million. With a few years left in his tank, we expect that lofty number to keep growing, too.
Fran Tarkenton - $100 Million
Fran Tarkenton built his $100 million net worth on a media career and business acumen that served him well after his 18 year NFL career. For a brief period, Tarkenton worked as a color analyst for Monday Night Football.
He also was the founder of Tarkenton Software, a company specializing in generating computer programs. Not one to settle for one business, the Minnesota legend also owns $40 million worth of stocks in Apple Computers.
Joe Flacco - $75 Million
You might be surprised to see Joe Flacco on this list, but he's earned his place. After winning the Super Bowl in 2013 and going on a historic postseason run, Baltimore rewarded him with the richest contract in NFL history.
Flacco didn't exactly live up to the contract, but that didn't stop his net worth from climbing. After burning through his goodwill in Baltimore, Flacco became a Bronco. In 2020, he signed a deal to play for the New York Jets.
Cam Newton - $75 Million
Cam Newton became a superstar with the Carolina Panthers, winning one NFL MVP and appearing in the Super Bowl once. If it wasn't for a shoulder injury, the uber-talented Newton may have been high on this list.
Still one of the most exciting players in the league, Newton isn't as explosive as he used to be, but he's proven to be a valuable player for the New England Patriots. With his salary and endorsements added together, Newton is worth an estimated $75 million.
Tony Romo - $70 Million
Tony Romo had a successful, if injury-plagued, career in the NFL as the starting QB for the Dallas Cowboys. Immediately after retiring, Romo was hired by CBS to be the network's top NFL analyst.
Romo is now known as one of the best analysts in the industry and has used his media career to gain multi-million dollar endorsement deals. Today, it's estimated that he is worth about $70 million.
Matt Ryan - $70 MIllion
Taken by the Atlanta Falcons with the 3rd overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Matt Ryan has been the team's franchise QB ever since. He has reached one Super Bowl and been named the NFL MVP once.
For all his accomplishments, Ryan has been well-paid by the Falcons. In 2018, he became the first player in NFL history to have a $30 million a year salary after signing a massive extension.
Kirk Cousins - $70 Million
Kirk Cousins was the first player in NFL history to sign a fully guaranteed contract when he left the Washington Football Team for the Minnesota Vikings. A few years into his deal, the Vikings extended his contract, showing their commitment to Cousins as their franchise player.
With a reported net worth of $70 million, Cousins is one of the wealthiest players in the NFL. Still young, we expect his worth to rise as long as he continues to play at a near-elite level.
Patrick Mahomes - $30 Million
After signing a mind-boggling 10-year contract extension worth more than $400 million with the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes' $30 million net worth is going to blow up. The young star already has won a Super Bowl and league MVP.
An endorsement deal with State Farm has helped increase Mahomes' net worth, as well another high profile investment. Shortly after signing his massive extension, the QB bought an ownership piece of the Kansas City Royals.
Terry Bradshaw- $25 Million
Terry Bradshaw won four Super Bowls during his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Matching Joe Montana with big game wins hasn't meant the same for his net worth, though. A stable career on television as a Fox analyst has helped Bradshaw's net worth rise to $25 million.
Just being an analyst isn't enough for Bradshaw, who also has a reality show following his life with his daughters, which airs on E!