Top-20 Richest NFL Players Of All Time (2020)

Top-20 Richest NFL Players Of All Time
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Who is the richest NFL player of all time?

Read on to find out how much your favorite NFL players are worth and which of them featured on the list.

Professional sports worldwide have a reputation for providing lucrative deals for athletes, which tend to increase as the sports expand its reach and fanbase. 

The National Football League (NFL), one of North America’s most-followed sports league, ranks high as one of the sports which rewards its athletes with such lucrative contracts. 

Despite the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the sports industry, the NFL still produced some of the world’s highest-paid athletes, in its usual tradition. 

The lucrative deals NFL players have received have seen the fortune of players who recently debuted in the league skyrocketed. 

That has thus brought a realignment on our list of richest NFL players of all time. 

This article takes a good look at these NFL stars’ current net worths to present the top 20 wealthiest.

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20. Matt Ryan

Net Worth: $70 Million

Richest NFL Player – Matt Ryan
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One of the NFL’s talented stars, Matt Ryan, who has been playing in the league since 2008 for the Atlanta Falcons, has been named to the Pro Bowl four times. 

His most memorable season in the NFL so far has been the 2016 season, where he claimed the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and MVP awards and led the league in passing yards. 

Matt Ryan’s net worth is approximately $70 million.

19. Kirk Cousins

Net Worth: $70 Million

Rich NFL Player – Kirk Cousins
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In less than ten seasons in the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback has seen his fortune increase significantly, thanks to very lucrative franchise tags deals he has penned with the Vikings. 

Kirk Cousins’ net worth is estimated to be $70 million. 

According to Forbes, in 2020, Cousins’ earnings of $60.5 million ranked as the highest-paid NFL player and 9th highest-paid athlete in the world. 

18. Joe Flacco

Net Worth: $75 Million

An experienced star, Flacco, who has spent over ten seasons in the NFL, is widely known for his stint with the Baltimore Ravens.

His most memorable season with the Ravens would surely be the 2012 season, where he led the franchise to claim the Super Bowl XLVII.

Flacco did not just lead the Ravens to Super Bowl victory but did it in style as he claimed the prestigious Super Bowl MVP award. Flacco currently plays for the  New York Jets.

As of 2020, Joe Flacco’s net worth is approximately $75 million.

17. Cam Newton

Net Worth: $75 Million

The man dubbed “Super Cam” is renowned for his ingenious offensive abilities, which has earned him several awards in the NFL, notably the 2015 NFL Offensive Player of the Year and MVP award. 

Newton, who moved from the Carolina Panthers, where he has been since debuted in the NFL in 2011, moved to the New England Patriots in 2020. 

Newton currently fills at the Patriots in the starting quarterback spot left vacant by the legendary Tom Brady

Cam Newton’s net worth is estimated at $75 million in 2020.

16. Philip Rivers

Net Worth: $80 Million

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Thanks to the wealth of experience he boasts of, Philip Rivers has dominated the NFL for more than 15 seasons. 

River’s moved from the Los Angeles Chargers, where he has been since 2004 when he debuted in the NFL, to the Indianapolis Colts in 2020.

The star has been named to the Pro Bowl on eight occasions, with the latest being the 2018 season. Rivers, lay claims to several records in the NFL.

Philip Rivers’ net worth is approximately $80 million as of 2020, making him 17th on our list of the richest NFL players right now.

15. Tom Condon

Net Worth: $100 Million

Condon is recognized in the NFL, not as a player, but a seasoned agent. 

The renowned football agent who played in the NFL for two franchises between 1974 and 1985 has established a solid reputation as one of the top NFL agents. 

He ranked as the 9th most powerful agent in the NFL in Forbes 2019 list. Condon rendered and renders his service as an expert sports agent for top NFL stars such as the Manning brothers (Peyton and Eli) and Matt Ryan.

As of 2020, Tom Condon’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.

14. Joe Montana

Net Worth: $100 Million

From 1979 to 1994, Joe Montana reigned supreme as one of NFL’s most talented stars. During his 16 seasons stint in the NFL, Montana earned cool monikers such as Joe Cool and claimed four Super Bowl titles.

Of the four occasions Joe Montana led his franchise to Super Bowl victory, he emerged Super Bowl MVP three times. 

The two-time NFL Most Valuable Player winner claimed multiple awards in the league and he’s a Pro Football Hall of Famer.

Joe Montana’s net worth is currently valued at $100 million.

13. Fran Tarkenton

Net Worth: $100 Million

Now an octogenarian, Fran Tarkenton once was a powerful force on the pitch. The former NFL star played in the NFL from 1961 to 1978 for two NFL franchises.

During those seasons, Tarkenton displayed exceptional performances, especially in the 1975 season, where he claimed the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards, as well as lead the league in touchdowns.

Fran Tarkenton’s net worth as of 2020 is approximetely $100 million.

12. Brett Favre

Net Worth: $100 Million

Ten years ago, Brett Favre decided to hang up his boots, but to this day, his accomplishments in the NFL are well noted.

The former NFL quarterback played for four NFL franchises for 20 seasons. 

During those 20 seasons, Brett Faced claimed the Super Bowl title once but claimed notable awards such as his three-time NFL MVP award. He is a Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brett Favre’s net worth is currently estimated to be $100 million, making him join the ranks of the wealthiest NFL players of all-time.

11. Ben Roethlisberger

Net Worth: $100 Million

Wealthy NFL Players – Ben Roethlisberger
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Widely known in the league as Big Ben, since the 2004 season, Roethlisberger has been playing in the NFL. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has recorded impressive feats in the NFL, which includes winning the Super Bowl on two occasions, being named to the Pro Bowl six times and leading the NFL in passing yard twice. 

Roethlisberger is one of just six NFL quarterbacks who can boast of defeating at least 31 of the current list of franchises in the NFL

As of 2020, Ben Roethlisberger’s net worth is approximately $100 million.

10. Aaron Rodgers

Net Worth: $120 Million

The man tasked with sharpening the Green Bay Packers’ attacks has done a good job for the franchise since he debuted in the 2005 season. 

As a result, the franchise has continued to dole out lucrative deals to keep him happy. Those deals have helped Aaron Rodgers rise to become one of the affluent NFL players. 

The Super Bowl XLV champion and MVP lay claim to several NFL records and Green Bay Packers franchise records. 

Aaron Rodgers’ net worth is currently estimated to be $120 million.

9. Russell Wilson

Net Worth: $135 Million

One of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Wilson has been playing in the league since the 2012 season. Since then, he has proven by his antics that he’s no ordinary player. 

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback led his franchise to the Super Bowl XLVIII victory in the 2013 season, a season after he debuted in the NFL. 

The Seahawks has rewarded Wilson with amazing deals, which has not just made him one of the wealthiest stars in the NFL in less than ten seasons but also one of the highest-paid players in the NFL

Rusell Wilson’s net worth is estimated to be $135 million in 2020.

8. John Elway

Net Worth: $145 Million

Currently the General Manager of Denver Broncos, Elway’s connections to the Broncos isn’t just administrative capacity. He spent his entire 16 seasons in the NFL as a player with the Denver Broncos. 

During his 16 seasons stint, he won the Super Bowl twice and was crowned the Super Bowl XXXIII MVP in the 1998 season, which was his last season in the NFL as a player. 

Elway, also won the Super Bowl on one occasion as an administrator.

As of 2020, John Elway’s worth is approximately $145 million.

7. Eli Manning

Net Worth: $150 Million

The talented former NFL quarterback comes from a family with a reputation for incredible football prowess. In his 16 seasons stint in the NFL, Eli Manning lived up to the family’s reputation for top football talents. 

Manning, who spent his entire stint in league with the New York Giants, led the Giants to Super Bowl victory twice, and on those two occasions, he claimed the Super Bowl MVP award. 

He was named to the Pro Bowl four times and finally retired from the league in 2019. 

Eli Manning’s net worth at $150 million makes him the 7th wealthiest NFL player of all-time.

6. Drew Brees

Net Worth: $160 Million

Since the 2001 season, Drew Brees has been entertaining NFL fans with his incredible football talents. 

The New Orleans Saints quarterback has proven to be a valuable member of the two teams he has played for in the league, mostly the Saints. In the 2009 season, Brees led the Saints to Super Bowl XLIV victory, but not without clinching the MVP award. 

The star has been named to the Pro Bowl 13 times and has led the league in passing yards seven times. 

Drew Brees’ net worth is valued around $160 million.

5. Tom Brady

Net Worth: $200 Million

Richest NFL Player – Tom Brady
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Few players in NFL history can boast of the accomplishments of Tom Brady. The star who moved from the New England Patriots, where he has been since he debuted in the NFL in 2000, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 is the most successful quarterback in NFL history. 

In nine Super Bowl, Brady has claimed victory in six of those appearances and emerged as Super Bowl MVP winner in four out of his six wins. 

Brady has also been named to the Pro Bowl on 14 occasions and has claimed numerous awards in the NFL. 

In 2020, Tom Brady’s net worth is approximately $200 million.

4. Steve Young

Net Worth: $200 Million

From the 1984 season to the 1999 season, Steve Young ruled as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. 

In the course of those 16 seasons Young spent in the NFL, he emerged Super Bowl champion three times and was crowned Super Bowl MVP on one of those occasions. 

Young who played for three NFL franchises in the league, was named to the Pro Bowl on seven occasions.

His investment ventures and acting exploits, which he engaged in after leaving the NFL in 1999, has shot his fortune up. As of 2020, Steve Young’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million.

3. John Madden

Net Worth: $200 Million

Renowned NFL coach John Madden is known for his coaching exploits in the NFL than his short stint as a player. 

Madden, who served as head coach of the Oakland Raiders, ventured into media after retiring from the NFL. He is also known for his voice on the Madden NFL video game series. 

The series has been so popular that Madden’s game as the video game’s face overshadows his coaching career.

 John Madden’s net worth is currently estimated at $200 million.

2. Peyton Manning

Net Worth: $250 Million

The elder Manning boasts of a very successful football career like his younger brother. In the 18 seasons Peyton Manning spent in the league, he played for two NFL franchises and claimed Super Bowl victory on two occasions. 

The Super Bowl XLI MVP claimed the NFL MVP award on five occasions and was named to the Pro Bowl 14 times. 

Peyton Manning’s net worth as of right now is $250 million, making him the second wealthiest player ever the NFL has seen.

1. Roger Staubach

Net Worth: 600 Million

Richest NFL Player – Roger Staubach
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Known as “Captain America,” Staubach played for 11 seasons in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys. During that period, he won the Super Bowl twice and was named the Super Bowl MVP once. 

The Pro Bowl Hall of Famer began Staubach Company about three years before calling it quits on football. The real estate company was very successful as it was sold for $613 million in 2008. 

Thanks to the success he has enjoyed in entrepreneurship, Roger Staubach’s net worth is estimated at a whopping $600 million, making him the richest NFL player of all time in 2020.

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