Different types of sports leagues are being played across the globe. One such league is National Football League simply known as NFL. It is pertinent to note that it is an American Football League and is somewhat similar to that of Rugby, however, its name gives an impression to the ones that don’t know about it that it might be similar to football, but that is not the case at all.
In every league, there are players that have huge paychecks and they earn a lot. Like in the Football universe 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 trio of 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
So, first of all, at the top, 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. 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 that is 100 million. As per Forbes, his total earnings in 2021 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.
2. Carson Wentz
The second richest player on the list is Carson Wentz. He plays as a Quarterback at 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 2021 were $43.4 million.
3. Kirk Cousins
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 2021 were $42.5 million.
4. Dak Prescott
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 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 2021.
6. Ryan Tannehill
Now coming to the sixth position, here we have another Quarterback named Ryan Tannehill who plays for Tennessee Titans. His total earnings in 2021 are $37.8 million.
7. Deshaun Watson
Watson plays for Houston Texas as a Quarterback. Being 7th on the highest-earner NFL player list Deshaun earned $37.4 million in 2021.
In 2015, the highest-earner NFL players’ list included Ben Roethlisberger, Ndamukong Suh, Carson Palmer, etc.
8. Tom Brady
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 2021.
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 2021 were $37 million.
9. Jared Goff
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
Last on the list is another Quarterback namely Aaron Rodgers. He plays for Green Bay Packers and earned $30.5 million in 2021.
|Player Name||Position||Team Name||Total Earnings in 2021|
|1.||Joey Bosa||Defensive end||Los Angeles Chargers||$43.8 million|
|2.||Carson Wentz||Quarterback||Philadelphia Eagles||$43.4 million|
|3.||Kirk Cousins||Quarterback||Minnesota Vikings||$42.5 million|
|4.||Dak Prescott||Quarterback||Dallas Cowboys||$39.4 million|
|5.||Drew Brees||Quarterback||New Orleans Saints||$39 million|
|6.||Ryan Tannehill||Quarterback||Tennessee Titans||$37.8 million|
|7.||Deshaun Watson||Quarterback||Houston Texas||$37.4 million|
|8.||Tom Brady||Quarterback||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||$37 million|
|9.||Jared Goff||Quarterback||Los Angeles Rams||$33 million|
|10.||Aaron Rodgers||Quarterback||Green Bay Packers||$30.5 million|
List of Richest NFL Players Updated in 2021.
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