The 20 Richest NFL Players in the World

National Football League(NFL) is a big world where the fusion of money and fame changes one’s life overnight. Hundreds of players have accumulated hundreds of thousands through their affiliation with NFL.

Likewise, the players at NFL are not only skillful but also worthy of what they have now. 

Tom Brady and Drew Brees in the field (Source: Business Insider)
Tom Brady and Drew Brees in the field (Source: Business Insider)

NFL players or even players playing for the same team have different monetary capacities from each other. Here in this list, we have enumerated the 20 richest NFL players globally, who have proven to be the brightest among the brights.

The list comprises players’ net worth, background, and a brief overview of who they are.

20 Richest NFL Players in the World

The information mentioned below has been collected from Forbes, The Richest, and Celebrity Net Worth. The list goes this way:

20. Jarred Allen (Net Worth: $58 Million)

Jarred Scot Allen is a former American football player who last played for the Carolina Panthers. The football defensive end has also played for Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Kansas City Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Allen in the 2004 NFL draft, 126th overall. Similarly, he played college football for the Idaho State Bengals football team.

Allen is not just limited to football; he pursued curling and formed a team with other NFL players.

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Jarred Allen with a pug

As of 2021, Jarred Allen’s net worth is estimated to be $58 Million, making him the 20th richest NFL player in the world.

19. Matthew Stafford (Net Worth: $60 Million)

John Matthew Stafford is an American footballer who currently plays for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL. He was associated with the Detroit Lions until 2020, which drafted him as the first overall pick of the 2009 NFL draft.

The NFL analysts had predicted that Stafford would be the No. 1 pick already in April 2008. Further, he played college football for the University of Georgia.

Stafford also holds several NFL records. He happens to be the fourth quarterback in NFL history to have thrown for over 5,000 yards in one season.

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Matthew Stafford in his Rams jersey

Moreover, he is the fastest player in NFL history to have reached 40,000 yards in 147 games.

As of 2021, Matthew Stafford’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million, making him the 19th richest NFL player in the world.

18. Julius Peppers (Net Worth: $60 Million)

Julius Frazier Peppers is a former American football player who last played for the Carolina Panthers. He has also played for Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.

The Carolina Panthers selected him in the 2002 NFL draft, 2nd overall. Further, he played college football for North Carolina University, where he was an all-American.

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Julius Peppers on the football field

As of 2021, Peppers’ net worth is estimated to be $60 million, putting him at the 18th spot on our ‘Richest NFL Players in the World’ list. 

17. Sam Bradford (Net Worth: $70 Million)

Samuel Jacob Bradford last played for the Arizona Cardinals. The former football quarterback also played for St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, and Minnesota Vikings.

St. Louis Rams picked him first overall in the 2010 NFL draft. Likewise, he played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners football team at Oklahoma University.

Sam Bradford (Source: ESPN)
Sam Bradford (Source: ESPN)

As of 2021, Sam Bradford’s net worth is also estimated to be $60 Million. He is the 17th wealthiest NFL player in the world.

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16. Randy Moss (Net Worth: $62 Million)

Randy Gene Moss is a former football wide receiver. He played for the NFL teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, and Oakland Raiders.

The Minnesota Vikings picked him 21st overall in the 1998 NFL draft. Moss holds several touchdown reception records.

He played college football for the Marshall Thundering Herd football team of Marshall University, where he earned All-American honors twice.

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Randy Moss on Monday Night Countdown

As of 2021, Randy Moss stands as the 16th wealthiest NFL player globally, with a net worth of $62 Million.

15. Joe Flacco (Net Worth: $65 Million)

Joseph Vincent Flacco currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. The football quarterback also played for the New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Baltimore Ravens.

Likewise, the Baltimore Ravens selected him in the 2008 NFL draft, 18th overall.

Joe Flacco (Source: Instagram)
Joe Flacco (Source: Instagram)

He played college football first for the University of Pittsburgh and later shifted to the University of Delaware.

Joe Flacco has a net worth of $65 million as of 2021, making him the 15th richest NFL player in the world.

14. Terrell Suggs (Net Worth: $69 Million)

Terrell Raymonn Suggs, also known as T-Sizzle, is an American football player who now is a free agent. The outside linebacker has been associated with Kansas City Cheifs, Arizona Cardinals, and Baltimore Ravens.

The Baltimore Ravens drafted him in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft, 10th overall. He was 20 then, making him one of the very few defensive players drafted at a very young age.

He plays college football for Arizona State University.

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Terrell Suggs in his jersey

As of 2021, Terrell Suggs has a net worth of $69 Million, ultimately gaining him one spot on the ‘Richest NFL Players in the World’ list. 

13. Tony Romo (Net Worth: $70 Million)

Antonio Ramira Romo is a former football player. He played in the position of quarterback for Dallas Cowboys from 2003 to 2016. Similarly, he played college football for Eastern Illinois University.

Romo could not get drafted in the 2003 NFL draft despite having a solid scouting report. The Dallas Cowboys then signed him in 2003 as an undrafted free agent. As a rookie, he fulfilled the role of a holder for the team. He transitioned to quarterback in 2006.

Tony Romo (Source: Instagram)
Tony Romo (Source: Instagram)

Romo is now into football broadcasting. He works for CBS Sports in the position of NFL analyst.

Tony Romo has a net worth of $70 million as of 2021, becoming the 13th richest NFL player in the world.

12. Ndamukong Suh (Net Worth: $70 Million)

Ndamukong Suh is an American football player who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The defensive end has also been associated with the Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, and Detroit Lions.

Ndamukong Suh (Source: ESPN)
Ndamukong Suh (Source: ESPN)

The Detroit Lions drafted him in the 2010 NFL draft, 2nd overall. He played college football for the University of Nebraska.

Ndamukong Suh is the 12th richest NFL player in the world as of 2021.

11. Ben Roethlisberger (Net Worth: $70 Million)

Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr., also known as Big Ben, is an American football quarterback. He has been playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL since 2004.

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him in the 1st round of the 2004 NFL draft, 11th overall. Also, he played college football for the Miami Redhawks Football program at Miami University.

Ben is one of those very few quarterbacks who have left behind at least 31 of the 32 NFL teams currently.

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Ben Roethlisberger, throwing his ball

As of 2021, Ben Roethlisberger has a net worth of $70 Million. He currently is the 11th richest NFL player in the world.

10. Joe Montana (Net Worth: $80 Million)

Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. is a former American football quarterback. He last played for the Kansas City Chiefs in the early 90s. He played for the San Francisco 49ers before Kansas City.

Montana is a Notre Dame alumnus who dominated the Notre Dame Irish football team in the 70s.

The San Francisco 49ers picked Joe in the 3rd round of the 1979 NFL draft, 82nd overall.

Moreover, he is popularly known as Joe Cool for his potential to remain calm no matter how hard the situation gets.

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Joe Montana on the football field

Joe Montana has a net worth of $80 Million which makes him the 10th richest NFL player in the world in the year 2021.

9. Calvin Johnson (Net Worth: $85 Million)

Calvin Johnson Jr. played for the Detroit Lions from 2007 to 2015. The former football wide receiver was picked in the 2007 NFL draft, 2nd overall by the Lions. The fusion worked for a long time as Johnson played for nine seasons for the team.

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He played college football for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Calvin Johnson (Sources: si.com)
Calvin Johnson (Sources: si.com)

When he retired in 2015, he claimed that he lost his passion for the game because of health issues.

As of 2021, Calvin Johnson is the 9th richest NFL player in the world, with a net worth of $85 Million.

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8. Eli Manning (Net Worth: $100 Million)

Elisha Nelson Manning is a former football player drafted first by the San Diego Chargers in the 2004 NFL draft. However, the Chargers traded him to New York Giants during the draft.

Manning then played for the New York Giants from 2004 to 2019. Before NFL, he played college football for the Ole Miss Rebels football program that represented the University of Mississippi.

Eli Manning (Source: NY Times)
Eli Manning (Source: NY Times)

He is the son and brother of former NFL quarterbacks Archie Manning and Peyton Manning.

Eli Manning has a net worth of $100 Million. He is currently the 8th richest NFL player in the world.

7. Brett Favre (Net Worth: $100 Million)

Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former NFL player who last played for the Minnesota Vikings. He has also played for teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and New York Jets.

The Atlanta Falcons drafted him in the 1991 NFL draft. He spent his first season with the team as a backup. He played in the NFL for 20 seasons.

Before NFL, Favre played for Southern Miss Golden Eagles football representing the University of Mississippi.

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A picture of young Brett Favre

Brett Favre now has a net worth k of $100 million, landing him a spot on our ‘Richest NFL Players in the World’ list. 

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6. Carson Palmer (Net Worth: $100 Million)

Carson Hilton Palmer is a former American football player. He last played for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. The quarterback has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders.

Carson Palmer (Source: Instagram)
Carson Palmer (Source: Instagram)

The Cincinnati Bengals picked him as the first overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft. Similarly, he played college football for the University of South California.

As of 2021, Carson Palmer has a net worth of $100 million, standing as the 6th wealthiest NFL player in the world.

5. Drew Brees (Net Worth: $130 Million)

Drew Christopher Brees is a former American football player. The quarterback last played for the New Orleans Saints.

He also played for the San Diego Chargers, which drafted him in the second round of the 2001 NFL draft. Brees retired in 2020 after playing in NFL for 20 long seasons.

He played college football for the Purdue Boilermakers football team at Purdue University.

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Bress in an NFL game

Drew Bress is currently the 5th richest NFL player in the world with a net worth of $130 Million.

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4. Tom Brady (Net Worth: $180 Million)

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is a professional football player who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The quarterback played for the New England Patriots for almost 19 years, from 2000-2019.

The Patriots drafted him in round 6 of the 2000 NFL draft. Before NFL, he played for the Michigan Wolverines football team at Michigan University.

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Tom Brady in his Buccaneers jersey

As of 2021, Tom Brady has a net worth of $18 Million, standing firm as the fourth richest NFL player in the world.

3. Peyton Manning (Net Worth: $200 Million)

The former American football quarterback, Peyton Williams Manning, played in NFL for 18 seasons. He played for Denver Broncos before retirement.

Peyton Manning (Source: NFL)
Peyton Manning (Source: NFL)

He first played for the Indianapolis Colts, who drafted him in the 1998 NFL draft as the first pick. Similarly, he played college football for the University of Tennessee. Manning is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL.

Peyton Manning has a net worth of $200 Million, making him the 3rd richest NFL player globally as of 2021.

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2. John Madden (Net Worth: $200 Million)

John Earl Madden is a famous football coach. The Philadelphia Eagles drafted him as a player in the 1958 NFL season. However, his playing career ended because of a knee injury before he could officially inaugurate it as a profession.

He accumulated millions from his coaching career. He worked as the assistant coach and head coach for the Allan Hancock College’s football team, Defensive Coordinator for the San Diego State University, and linebackers coach and head coach for the Oakland Raiders of NFL.

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John Madden, one of the richest NFL players in the world

After retiring as a coach, he also worked as a sportscaster.

As of 2021, John Madden has a net worth of $200 Million. He is the 2nd richest NFL player in the world.

1. Roger Staubach (Net Worth: $600 Million)

Roger Thomas Staubach is a former professional football quarterback. The Dallas Cowboys picked him in the 1964 NFL draft as a ‘future selection.’

He began his professional career in 1969 with the Cowboys, which ran for ten long years until 1979.

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He attended US Naval Academy, playing for the Navy Midshipmen football team. Staubach also served as a Navy officer.

He has also been into real estate, business ventures, and politics.

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Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach is the richest NFL player globally and has a net worth of $600 million.

His wealth is almost triple that of Madden, who came in second on our ‘Richest NFL Players in the World’ list. 

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Summary

We have enumerated the 20 richest NFL players in the world with the ones with the highest net worth first:

  1. Roger Staubach
  2. John Madden
  3. Peyton Manning
  4. Tom Brady
  5. Drew Brees
  6. Carson Palmer
  7. Brett Favre
  8. Eli Manning
  9. Calvin Johnson
  10. Joe Montana
  11. Ben Roethlisberger
  12. Ndamukong Suh
  13. Tony Romo
  14. Terrell Suggs
  15. Joe Flacco
  16. Randy Moss
  17. Sam Bradford
  18. Julius Peppers
  19. Matthew Stafford
  20. Jarred Allen

Did you find the name of your favorite NFL player on the list? Who do you think would make it to the list in the years to come? Make sure to comment! 

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