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Top 10 Richest NFL Players

Different types of sports leagues are being played across the globe. One such league is National Football League simply known as NFL. While it may seem similar to football, NFL is leagues apart from the former. In every league, there are players that have huge paychecks and they earn a lot. Footballers like Messi and Ronaldo are top players in their respective Football leagues and they earn a lot. And if we look at Tennis we see the trios like Nadal, Federer, and Novak.

However, in this article, we are not focusing on these people but the top 10 richest players of the NFL in 2021.

The Top 10 Richest NFL Players

Before moving further, let me tell you one thing here that the NFL has a total of 32 teams. So, without further ado and let us get straight into the article.

1. Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa NFL Player - Net Worth

Joey Bosa NFL Player – Net Worth

So, at the top of the list we have Joey Bosa. He is the richest NFL player in 2021 in terms of overall earnings. Bosa plays for Los Angeles Chargers and his position in the team is Defensive end. Joey is not the only NFL player in his family, his father, grandfather, and grand-uncle also played in NFL and his brother is playing currently in the league as well. So, you can say that playing in the NFL is in his genes; however, one has to work hard to get into any kind of sports or games.

The franchise gave him the highest contract in its history and it stands at $100 million. As per Forbes, his total earnings in 2020 were $43.8 million. It is important to note here that he is the only player in the list that plays that the position of Defensive ends all other play at the position of Quarterback.

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2. Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz NFL Player - Net Worth

Carson Wentz NFL Player – Net Worth

The second richest player on the list is Carson Wentz. He plays as a Quarterback for Philadelphia Eagles. Before, becoming a professional player Carson played football at his university which is North Dakota State University and won five national championships. Carson is married and is the father of a baby girl.

As being one of the richest NFL players, his overall earnings in 2020 were $43.4 million.

3. Kirk Cousins

KIRK Cousins NFL Player - Net Worth

KIRK Cousins NFL Player – Net Worth

Same as Carson, Kirk also plays as a Quarterback and his team is Minnesota Vikings. Kirk is third in the list of richest NFL players in 2021 in terms of earnings. He is also married and is a father of two sons. His overall earnings in 2020 were $42.5 million.

4. Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott NFL Player - Net Worth

Dak Prescott NFL Player – Net Worth

Here is another Quarterback who is a top earner in NFL in 2021 and his name is Dak Prescott. He plays for Dallas Cowboys and comes fourth in the list of wealthiest NFL players this year. His earnings were $39.4 million.

He has many brands that he endorses such as Pepsi, Adidas, etc.

5. Drew Brees

Drew Brees NFL Player - Net Worth

Drew Brees NFL Player – Net Worth

Drew Brees plays in New Orleans Saints at the Quarterback position. He falls at the fifth position in the list of richest NFL players in 2021. He is not only one of the richest players in the National Football League but also has a foundation that has donated over $35 million across the globe for charitable purposes.

Drew Brees has overall earnings of $39 million in 2020.

6. Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill NFL Player - Net Worth

Ryan Tannehill NFL Player – Net Worth

Now coming to the sixth position, here we have another Quarterback named Ryan Tannehill who plays for Tennessee Titans. His total earnings in 2020 are $37.8 million.

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7. Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson NFL Player - Net Worth

Deshaun Watson NFL Player – Net Worth

Watson plays for Houston Texas as a Quarterback. Being 7th on the highest-earner NFL player list Deshaun earned $37.4 million in 2020.

In 2015, the highest-earner NFL players’ list included Ben Roethlisberger, Ndamukong Suh, Carson Palmer, etc.

8. Tom Brady

Tom Brady NFL Player Net Worth

Tom Brady NFL Player Net Worth

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. commonly known as Tom Brady in the NFL universe is Quarterback in Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom is not the oldest active player in the National Football league but is also regarded as the best Quarterback of all time. He is currently 43 years old and stands at no. 8 in the list of wealthiest players in the NFL in 2020.

Not only he is regarded as the greatest, but he is also one of two Quarterbacks that have won a super bowl in their very first season. He has won a total of 226 games as a Quarterback. His earnings in 2020 were $37 million.

9. Jared Goff

Jared Goff NFL Player - Net Worth

Jared Goff NFL Player – Net Worth

In the 9th place, we have Jared Goff who plays as a Quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams. His total earnings in 2021 are $33 million. His endorsement partners are Pizza Hut, BMW, etc.

10. Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers NFL Player - Net Worth

Aaron Rodgers NFL Player – Net Worth

Last on the list is another Quarterback namely Aaron Rodgers. He plays for Green Bay Packers and earned $30.5 million in 2020, oh and he is engaged to Shailene Woodley.

 Player NamePositionTeam NameTotal Earnings in 2021
1.Joey BosaDefensive endLos Angeles Chargers$43.8 million
2.Carson WentzQuarterbackPhiladelphia Eagles$43.4 million
3.Kirk CousinsQuarterbackMinnesota Vikings$42.5 million
4.Dak PrescottQuarterbackDallas Cowboys$39.4 million
5.Drew BreesQuarterbackNew Orleans Saints$39 million
6.Ryan TannehillQuarterbackTennessee Titans$37.8 million
7.Deshaun WatsonQuarterbackHouston Texas$37.4 million
8.Tom BradyQuarterbackTampa Bay Buccaneers$37 million
9.Jared GoffQuarterbackLos Angeles Rams$33 million
10.Aaron RodgersQuarterbackGreen Bay Packers$30.5 million

List of Richest NFL Players Updated in 2021.

This was all from our side; hope you have enjoyed a good article. We have mentioned all the top 10 richest players in NFL in 2021 in this article. You can leave your comments or any other kind of suggestions in the comment box.

Ranking famous celebrities on the basis of their personal finances and net worths or creating top lists of celebrities based on what similarities they have is the area Asad Hanif loves to play around. He is a personal finance, celebrity lifestyles and their net worth writer for over a decade. He has his way around researching interesting facts about famous personalities and write them in a simplified and interesting way. When he is not talking about the celebrity gossips, you will find him watching his favourite shows or escaping to the mountains with his friends.

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