12 Richest NFL Players & their Net Worth

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When we say the richest NFL player’s net worth, who pops into your mind, and how much do you think they make? Let’s find out the same.

The sport, Basketball, is the highest paying sport in the world. However, American Football doesn’t shy behind as it falls in the top 5 sports which pay their players the most. 

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers

It’s been over a century since the start of the NFL. It was first introduced in 1920 and, ever since, has debuted many talented and legendary players, and the legacy continues.

Moreover, the popularity of the NFL has grown tremendously as the years pass by. Hence, this automatically makes the NFL players more valuable and worthy of higher payments. 

Now, let’s dive into the list of richest NFL player’s net worth.

12 Richest NFL Players Net Worth

The list contains the names of professional football players. So, before getting to know the players, first, look at the overview of the players and their net worth.

Name of the Player Net Worth
1. John Elway $145 million
2. Russell Willson $135 million
3. Aaron Rodgers $120 million
4. Ben Roethlisberger $100 million
5. Joe Flacco $85 million
6. Cam Newton $75 million
7. Matt Ryan $70 million
8. Kirk Cousins $70 million
9. Ndamukong Suh $50 million
10. Julio Jones $50 million
11. Jalen Ramsey $50 million
12. Dak Prescott $40 million

12. Dak Prescott

  • Full name: Rayne Dakota Prescott
  • Team: Dallas Cowboys
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Net worth: $40 million

Dak Prescott is the NFL quarterback who started his professional journey from the 2016 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys and currently plays for them. 

Prescott has a net worth of $40 million. Recently, he signed an extension deal with the Cowboys worth $160 million for four years. 

Dak is also a fan favorite for advertisements and endorsement deals that generate millions for the quarterback alongside his NFL career. 

Other than endorsements, he is also an avid investor. He is an investor for an AI company called Oxefit. Dak is also fond of cars as he owns Tesla and an Escalada. Similarly, his house is spread 7 acres worth $3.3 million. 

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11. Jalen Ramsey

  • Full Name: Jalen Lattrel Ramsey
  • Team: Los Angeles Rams
  • Position: Cornerback
  • Net worth: $50 million 

Los Angeles Rams are known to pay their players generously. Hence, Jalen from the LA Rams doesn’t fall behind. With a net worth of $50 million, he is in the 12th position on our list of the richest NFL players’ net worth. 

Ramsey holds stocks with Biosteel Sports Nutrition and Rally investment firms, contributing to his net worth. He also owns stocks of Brand Inc worth over $13 million and has no record of selling them. 

Ramsey played college football for Florida State before his professional career. Later, in the 2016 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars and played for them for three years. Then, he joined the Rams in 2019 and currently plays for them. 

Jalen Ramsey NFL Player With The Highest Net Worth
Jalen Ramsey, one of the richest NFL players.

Throughout his career, he has achieved several awards and recognitions. He has competed in the All-Pro and Pro-Bowl games, was named the PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2016, and won the BCS National Champion in 2013, to name a few. 

Furthermore, his NFL statistics include 307 tackles, 1 TD, 60 pass deflections, and 3 forced fumbles. 

10. Julio Jones

  • Full Name: Quintorris Lopez “Julio” Jones Jr
  • Team: Tennesse Titans
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Net worth: $50 million 

The next millionaire on our list is Julio Jones, the Tennesse Titans wide receiver. He started his NFL career in 2011 as the Atlanta Falcons selected him in the 2011 NFL Draft. 

He signed a contract worth $66 million with the Falcons, making him one of the highest-paid NFL players. Other than the NFL, Jones is the owner of the Tuscaloosa car dealership company.

He was the wide receiver for the Falcons until 2020. However, in 2021 the Falcons traded Jones with the Titans. 

Since his NFL career, he has achieved 851 receptions, 60 TDs, 12.925 receiving yards with 15.2 yards per reception. Furthermore, he was named the NFL reception co-leader in 2015 and two times NFL receiving yards leader in 2015 and 2018 simultaneously. 

In 2018, Jones broke the record of the fastest NFL player ever with 10,000 yards.

9. Ndamukong Suh

  • Full Name: Ndamukong Ngwa Suh
  • Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Position: Defensive End
  • Net worth: $50 million

From the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we have Ndamukong, who plays defensive end in the NFL. He started his professional journey when the Detriot Lions selected him in the 2010 NFL Draft. 

He became famous as the highest-paid defensive player with a contract of $114 million.

Suh is a well-known business owner who co-founded HM S Development, a real estate company. Furthermore, he also owns a couple of hotels and restaurants in different cities.

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He played for the Lions from 2010 to 2014, moved to Miami Dolphins in 2015 until 2017. In 2018 he played for the Los Angeles Rams and currently playing for the Buccaneers from 2019. 

Suh’s NFL statistics consist of 3 defensive touchdowns, 559 tackles, and 65.5 sacks. Moreover, he has received the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award, Outland Trophy. AP Player of the Year and also holds the title for the Super Bowl Champion

8. Kirk Cousins

  • Full Name: Kirk Daniel Cousins
  • Team: Minnesota Vikings
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Net worth: $70 million

Quarterbacks are known to be paid one of the highest in the football league. Kirk Cousins, the NFL quarterback of Minnesota Vikings, isn’t an exception. With a whopping net worth of $70 million and more, he is the 10th on the list. 

Kirk started his NFL career with the Washington Redskins since the 2012 NFL Draft. He played for the redskins until 2017. Then, in 2018 Kirk signed with the Vikings a three-year contract with $84 million. 

Kirk earned the name Captain Kirk because of his leadership and tremendous skills. Regarding the NFL statistics, he has completed 2.541 passes, 3,781 attempts with a 98.6 passer rating. 

Kirk is married to Julie Hampton and has two sons together. Other than NFL, he also appears in advertisements and dealerships. 

7. Matt Ryan

  • Full Name: Matthew Thomas Ryan
  • Team: Atlanta Falcons
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Net worth: $70 million

Matt, also known as Matty Ice, is another millionaire quarterback on our richest NFL player’s net worth list. Matt has had a remarkable NFL career and is considered one of the best NFL quarterbacks in history. 

In 2008, Matt signed a $72 million contract with $35 million guaranteed funds. Hence, making him the fourth highest-paid quarterback. Moreover, he extended the contract with $100 million guaranteed in 2018.

Ryan is also known for his love for real estate. Other than the NFL, Ryan accumulates his earnings from endorsements for high-end brands like Mercedes-Benz and Nike.

Ever since he got drafted in the 2008 NFL Draft, he has played 13 NFL seasons with the Falcons. He has completed 4,975 passes, 11 touchdowns, 7,602 pass completions with a 94.5 passer rating throughout his career. 

Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan

Moreover, in 2016 he received the NFL Most Valuable Award, Bert Bell Award, and NFL Offensive Player of the Year. He has created several NFL records, such as most passing yards, most wins by a quarterback, and most games with 200 and more passing yards. 

In 2018, he signed a contract extension with the Falcons for five years worth $150 million. This contract is one of the highest NFL contracts in history.

6. Cam Newton 

  • Full name: Cameron Jerrell Newton
  • Team: Free Agent
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Net worth: $75 million

Newton is an American Football quarterback who started his NFL career with the Carolina Panthers. He was selected in the 2011 NFL Draft and signed a four-year contract worth $22 million with the Panthers. Then, in 2015 signed a five-year extension worth $104 million.

Newton is a successful businessman who owns a production company called Iconic Saga Productions. Moreover, the Atlanta-based player also has a youtube channel where he uploads family and health-related videos. 

Cam Newton
Cam Newton

Newton played with the Panthers from 2011 to 2019. Later, he signed with the Patriots for a year in 2020 and received a salary of $7 million in total. Currently, he has been released by the Patriots, and now Cam serves as a free agent. 

In 2015, Cam received the Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year by the NFL. In 2014, he was awarded NFL’S Offensive Rookie of the Year.

As of now, Newton has achieved 70 touchdowns with an 85.8 passer rating.

5. Joe Flacco

  • Full name: Joeseph Vincent Flacco
  • Team: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Net worth: $85 million 

Flacco is known for his strategic business ventures, where he teams up with different companies. Recently, he teamed up with a company called Nexxi which is a green construction company. 

Flacco signed a $121 million contract with a $20 million salary yearly guaranteed.

The Baltimore Ravens selected Flacco in the 2008 NFL Draft; however, he had had several team changes from Denver Broncos in 2019 to New York Jets in 2020 and has been active with the Philadelphia Eagles since 2021. 

Joe has bagged the Super Bowl MVP award and Pepsi NFL Rookie of Year award. Also, CAA rewarded him with the Co-offensive Player of the Year award in 2007. 

As for his NFL statistics, Joe has a passing rate of 62%, with 6,066 passing attempts and 40,931 passing yards. 

4. Ben Roethlisberger

  • Full name: Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr.
  • Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Net worth: $100 million 

Ben, also known as Big Ben, stands tall at 6 ft and 5 inches, is a Pittsburgh Steeler’s quarterback. He began his NFL career in 2004 when the Steelers picked him in the 2004 NFL Draft. 

He earned a salary of $54 million in 2018 and 2019, respectively. In his overall NFL career, he is known to have received at least an earning of $230 million. Ben is also known for his love for real estate as he owns several lake houses and multi-million dollar houses in several cities.

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Big Ben has created several NFL records from most 500-yard passing games, and most touchdown passes within two games, most passing yards, to name a few. 

He also has a Super Bowl Champion tag with the MAC Most Valuable Player, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and two times passing yards leader of the NFL. The numerous awards, dedication, and honors have made him one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks alive. 

With a new worth of over $100 million, he falls in the fifth position of the highest NFL player net worth list. 

3. Aaron Rodgers

  • Full name: Aaron Charles Rodgers
  • Team: Green Bay Packers 
  • Position: Quarterback 
  • Net worth: $120 million 

In our list of the richest NFL player’s net worth, another quarterback of Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, takes the fourth spot with a whopping net worth of $120 million

The Packers signed a four-year extension contract with Rodgers in 2018 worth $134 million. This is one of the highest NFL contracts in the NFL history.

Aaron was selected by the Packers in the 2005 NFL Draft and has diligently played with them ever since. He has 32 rushing TDs, 3,279 rushing yards, 52,142 passing yards with a 103.9 passer rating.

Rodgers is also known for his business involvements, such as Roth Capital, a sports business venture. He also appears in several advertisements and promotions from insurance, sports brands, automobiles, and food.

2. Russell Wilson

  • Full name: Russell Carrington Wilson 
  • Team: Seattle Seahawks
  • Position: Quarterback 
  • Net worth: $135 million 

It is raining quarterbacks in our richest NFL player’s net worth list. The next quarterback to take the third position is Russell Wilson, with a net worth of $135 million.

Russell started his NFL journey in 2012 with the Seattle Seahawks and is currently active with them. 

Russell Wilson on the field
Russell Wilson on the field.

Other than his NFL career, Wilson also owns a brand management company called the West2East Empire. Furthermore, he also co-owns the Seattle Sounders Football Club.

Russell also earns millions from advertisements and promotions for different clothing and industry apps. 

1. John Elway

  • Full name: John Albert Elway Jr
  • Team: Denver Broncos
  • Position: Quarterback 
  • Net worth: $145 million 

One of the greatest quarterbacks, John Elway, plays for the Denver Broncos. He has worked for the Denver Broncos ever since he started his NFL career. 

Currently, he works for the Broncos as their football operations president. He also worked as the GM and executive vice president for the Broncos. 

In terms of his business ventures, he was the co-owner and CEO of the football team called Colorado Crush. However, the club lasted from 2003 to 2008. 

In 2015, Broncos started a wine company called 7Cellers Wine Brand. He also owns several car dealership companies such as Toyota Scion and Chevrolet, to name a few.

With a total net worth of $145 million, it puts him on the top of our richest NFL player’s net worth list.


Being a well-known NFL player certainly comes with its advantages. The NFL players listed above are certainly earning the amount of their lifetime.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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