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Top 50 Richest NFL Players 2017

Football Players make a lot of money. And many of us have wondered how much money our favorite players actually have. Well, here is a list of the richest NFL players that will help answer all your questions.

50. Olivier Vernon

Net Worth: $29 million

Team: New York Giants

Years Active:    Miami Dolphins (2012–2015)

New York Giants (2016–present)

Fact: Vernon declared early for the 2012 NFL Draft and was the 72nd pick overall by the Miami Dolphins. His 3rd round selection ended a drought of 8 years without the Dolphins picking a player from the University of Miami. The last one had been Vernon Carey in 2004.

49. Mike Ditka

Net Worth: $30 million

Team: Chicago Bears (Primarily)

Years Active:    Chicago Bears (1961–1966)

Philadelphia Eagles (1967–1968)

Dallas Cowboys (1969–1972)

Fact: Ditka was an NFL champion with the 1963 Bears, and is a three-time Super Bowl champion, playing on the Cowboys Super Bowl VI team as well as winning as an assistant coach for the Cowboys in Super Bowl XII, and coaching the Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX. He was named to both the NFL’s 50th and 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. As a coach for the Bears for 11 years he was twice both the AP and UPI NFL Coach of Year (1985 and 1988). He also coached the New Orleans Saints for three years.

48. Andrew Luck

Net Worth: $30 million

Team:Indianapolis Colts

Years Active: Indianapolis Colts (2012-Present)

Fact: In his first three professional seasons, Luck has led the Colts to three playoff appearances including two AFC South division titles in 2013 and 2014, also earning a Pro Bowl selection in each season. In the 2013–14 NFL playoffs, he led the Colts to the second largest playoff comeback in NFL history. Primarily known for his passing, Luck has also established himself as an elite running quarterback.

47. Matt Cassel

Net Worth: $30 million

Team: Tennessee Titans

Years Active:    New England Patriots (2005-2008)

Kansas City Chiefs (2009-2012)

Minnesota Vikings (2013-2014)

Buffalo Bills (2015)

Dallas Cowboys (2015)

Tennessee Titans (2016-Present)

Fact: According to ESPN research, he is the only known quarterback in NFL history to start an NFL game at quarterback without ever starting as quarterback in college.

46. Gerald McCoy

Net Worth: $30 million

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Years Active: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2010-Present)

Fact: Since joining the Buccaneers and the NFL, he has been selected to the Pro Bowl five consecutive years.

45. LaDainian Tomlinson

Net Worth: $32 million

Team: New York Jets

Years Active:    San Diego Chargers (2001-2009)

New York Jets (2010-2011)

Fact: Tomlinson threw seven touchdown passes and ranks second behind Walter Payton (8) for non-quarterbacks since the AFL–NFL merger in 1970. He was named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team as one of the top running backs of the 2000s.

44. Matthew Stafford

Net Worth: $35 million

Team: Detroit Lions

Years Active: Detroit Lions (2009-Present)

Fact: Stafford is the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a single season, being one of three players to do it in 2011, and is the fastest player in NFL history to reach 30,000 passing yards (109 games). Stafford also holds the NFL record for the most comeback wins in a season, recording eight in the 2016 NFL season.

43. Donovan McNabb

Net Worth: $35 million

Team: Philadelphia Eagles (Primarily)

Years Active:    Philadelphia Eagles (1999-2009)

Washington Redskins (2010)

Minnesota Vikings (2011)

Fact: McNabb also became the Eagles’ all-time leader in pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. His 3,469 career yards rushing ranks sixth all-time for NFL quarterbacks.

42. DeMarcus Ware

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) smiles as he talks with teammates while stretching during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Net Worth: $35 million

Team: Dallas Cowboys (Primarily)

Years Active:    Dallas Cowboys (2005-2013)

Denver Broncos (2014-2016)

Fact: After spending eleven seasons with the Cowboys, Ware departed in 2015 as the franchise’s all-time leader in quarterback sacks with 116. Ware also played for the Denver Broncos, with whom he won Super Bowl 50 with a win over the Carolina Panthers. After the 2016 season with the Broncos, he retired from the NFL.

41. Dan Marino

Net Worth: $35 million

Team: Miami Dolphins

Years Active: Miami Dolphins (1983-1999)

Fact: Marino’s career record as a quarterback in the postseason was 8–10, including that Super Bowl loss in his second season in 1984.

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