Top 20 Football Player celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Football Player celebrities [Updated December 7, 2021].

1. John Brown

John Brown net worth 2020
John Brown was born on April 3, 1990 in Homestead, United States.
He was on the 2014 Arizona Cardinals team which set a record for futility with 78 total yards of offense in a playoff game. The record was set after a series of desperate laterals ultimately found Brown, who was tackled for a 20 yard loss to end the game.

Net Worth 2020: $3 Billion

2. Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach net worth 2020
Roger Staubach was born on February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, United States.
He won the 1963 Heisman Trophy while starring for Navy. He retired with 22,700 career passing yards and 153 touchdowns.

Net Worth 2020: $600 Million

3. Will Smith

Will Smith net worth 2020
Will Smith was born on July 4, 1981 in Queens, United States.
After his career in New Orleans came to a close, he was signed to the New England Patriots off-season program, but never played for the franchise officially.

Net Worth 2020: $350 Million

4. Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning net worth 2020
Peyton Manning was born on March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, United States.
He was named NFL MVP for the fifth time in his career after the 2013 season, during which he set a single season NFL record with 55 passing touchdowns. During his time with the Colts, he became the franchise's all-time leader in just about every quarterback statistic, including wins, touchdowns, completions, and yards.

Net Worth 2020: $250 Million

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Salary 2020: $18 Million

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Peyton Manning Salary: When he was on the Denver Broncos, Peyton earned $18 million per year in base salary. He also had the ability to earn millions more in bonuses and incentives. Outside of sports, Peyton earns an additional $25 million per year from endorsements, bringing his total annual income to $43 million.

In July 2011, Peyton signed a five year $90 million contract with The Colts that made him the highest-paid football player in the league at the time. Unfortunately Peyton was injured before the start of the 2011 season and was not able to play in a single game. After months of rumors, on March 7th 2012, Peyton Manning was let go by the Indianapolis Colts which made him a free agent to seek new offers. He soon signed a new $96 million contract with The Denver Broncos. Because of Peyton's past injuries, he took no signing bonus with The Broncos and was subject to a full physical every year before getting paid.

5. Tom Brady

Tom Brady net worth 2020
Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977 in San Mateo, United States.

Quarterback who has won six Super Bowl Championships and four Super Bowl MVP Awards with the New England Patriots. He set the record for most touchdown passes in a single season when he threw 50 in 2007, but the record was topped six years later by his longtime rival Peyton Manning. After 20 seasons with the Patriots, he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2020.

He set a Super Bowl record at Super Bowl XLIX with 37 completions in the game while also setting the record for career Super Bowl touchdown passes with 13.

Net Worth 2020: $200 Million

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Salary 2020: $30 Million

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Salary Highlights: Brady has an annual salary of $30 million. Between 2000 and 2019 while Tom was with the Patriots, he earned $230 million in his career from salary alone. In the same time frame, he earned an additional approximately $100 million from endorsements. During the same period, Gisele Bündchen's career earnings were nearly $500 million.

By the time his two year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ends, he will have earned a minimum of $280 million in salary and $140 million from endorsements. So by the end of his career, Tom Brady's career earnings should top $420 million.

Tampa Bay Contract: Tom's Tampa Bay contract is worth a minimum of $50 million over two years. He will essentially earn a base salary of $15 million plus a $10 million roster bonus each year. If he hits various milestones, the contract could pay as much as $60 million. Tom actually turned down a higher contract from the Patriots because it wasn't fully guaranteed.

6. Steve Young

Steve Young net worth 2020
Steve Young was born on October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, United States.

Legendary San Francisco 49ers quarterback who followed Joe Montana and was named Super Bowl XXIX MVP. He became a popular ESPN football analyst after retirement.

After his stint in the USFL, he played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the 49ers in the NFL. He was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

Net Worth 2020: $200 Million

7. Steven Jackson

Steven Jackson net worth 2020
Steven Jackson was born on July 22, 1983 in Las Vegas, United States.
He had one of his best years the Rams in 2006, when he scored 16 touchdowns.

Net Worth 2020: $200 Million

8. Drew Brees

Drew Brees net worth 2020
Drew Brees was born on January 15, 1979 in Austin, United States.
In 2010, Sports Illustrated gave him the Sportsman of the Year award for helping New Orleans rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 

Net Worth 2020: $160 Million

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Salary 2020: $22 Million

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Salary and Contracts: In his first two decades in the NFL, Drew earned $250 million in salary alone. On average, he earns $15 million per year from endorsements. In 2005, Brees was given a one-year, $8-million contract by the Chargers. In 2006, he signed a 6-year, $60-million contract with the Saints which included nearly $22 million in bonuses. He has signed a number of contracts since 2006, including a five-year, $100-million contract (the most amount of guaranteed money in NFL history at the time), and a two-year, $50-million deal signed in 2018.

Between June 2016 and June 2017, Drew earned $50 million in salary, bonuses, and endorsements. Between June 2017 and June 2018, he earned $43 million. He earned another $40 million between 2018 and 2019. Between June 2019 and June 2020, he earned $45 million.

Salary and Contracts: In his first two decades in the NFL, Drew earned $250 million in salary alone. On average, he earns $15 million per year from endorsements. In 2005, Brees was given a one-year, $8-million contract by the Chargers. In 2006, he signed a 6-year, $60-million contract with the Saints which included nearly $22 million in bonuses. He has signed a number of contracts since 2006, including a five-year, $100-million contract (the most amount of guaranteed money in NFL history at the time), and a two-year, $50-million deal signed in 2018.

Between June 2016 and June 2017, Drew earned $50 million in salary, bonuses, and endorsements. Between June 2017 and June 2018, he earned $43 million. He earned another $40 million between 2018 and 2019. Between June 2019 and June 2020, he earned $45 million.

9. Eli Manning

Eli Manning net worth 2020
Eli Manning was born on January 3, 1981 in New Orleans, United States.

NFL quarterback who was named MVP of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI while leading the New York Giants to victory over the New England Patriots on both occasions. He was selected first overall by the San Diego Chargers in 2004, then traded directly to the Giants. He is the younger brother of fellow Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning

He was the top prospect in the 2004 NFL Draft but he publicly announced that he wouldn't play for the San Diego Chargers if they picked him first overall, so the Chargers were forced to trade his rights to the New York Giants in exchange for another future Pro Bowl quarterback, Philip Rivers

Net Worth 2020: $150 Million

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Salary 2020: $18 Million

10. John Elway

John Elway net worth 2020
John Elway was born on June 28, 1960 in Port Angeles, United States.
He became the Denver Broncos' Executive Vice President of Football Operations in 2011 and the team's General Manager in 2014, playing a key role in bringing the great Peyton Manning to Denver in 2012.

Net Worth 2020: $145 Million

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Salary 2020: $3 Million Per Year

11. Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson net worth 2020
Russell Wilson was born on November 29, 1988 in Cincinnati, United States.
He entered training camp in his rookie season with Seattle as a backup to newly acquired quarterback Matt Flynn, but after his impressive play in the pre-season, head coach Pete Carroll announced that he would be the starter.

Net Worth 2020: $135 Million

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Salary 2020: $35 Million

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Salary Highlights: On July 31st, 2015, the Seattle Seahawks signed Wilson to a four-year contract extension valued at $87.6 million with a signing bonus of $31 million and $60 million of it guaranteed. Going forward he will play out his rookie contract this upcoming season for a base salary of $700,000. For the 2016 season his base jumped up to $12.34 million, up again the next season to $12.6 million, then $15.5 million in 2018, and $17 million in 2019.

On April 16, 2019, Russell and the Seattle Seahawks signed a four-year $140 million contract extension. The contract, which comes with a whopping $65 million signing bonus, is the richest deal in NFL history. Wilson will receive a total of $107 million in guaranteed money.

12. Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers net worth 2020
Aaron Rodgers was born on December 2, 1983 in Chico, United States.
In 2011, he set the NFL single season record for best quarterback rating by posting a 122.5 across the year. He also set the NFL record for most consecutive seasons with a passer rating over 100, achieving the feat five straight years from 2009 to 2013. 

Net Worth 2020: $120 Million

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Salary 2020: $20 Million

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Contracts and Salaries: In 2013, the Packers and Rodgers agreed to a 5-year, $110 million contract extension, making him the highest paid player in NFL history. In 2018, Rodgers signed a 4-year $134 million contract to stay with the Packers. The deal will actually be worth around $180 million when it's all said and done thanks to bonuses and guaranteed cash flow. Approximately $103 million of his deal was guaranteed, of which $80 million was to be paid before March 2019. In other words, between August 2018 and March 2019, the Packers were to pay Rodgers $400,000 PER DAY. By comparison, Brett Favre earned a total of $135 million during his entire career (on the field). If Rodgers earns-out his full contract by 2023, his on-field earnings will be $315 million.

13. Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger net worth 2020
Ben Roethlisberger was born on March 2, 1982 in Lima, United States.
He won his second Super Bowl title after the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

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Salary 2020: $23 Million

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Salary: Between June 2018 and June 2019, Ben earned $54 million from his various endeavors (primarily salary). He has earned $230 million during his time in the NFL, as of this writing. When he re-signed with the Steelers in 2019 with a $68 million contract, he earned an additional $37-million signing bonus.

14. Joe Montana

Joe Montana net worth 2020
Joe Montana was born on June 11, 1956 in New Eagle, United States.
During his four Super Bowl matches, he threw 11 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

15. Brett Favre

Brett Favre net worth 2020
Brett Favre was born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, United States.
He made a cameo appearance in the 1998 film There's Something About Mary as Cameron Diaz's love interest. He started an NFL-record 321 consecutive game, 297 of them in the regular season and 24 in the playoffs.  

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

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Salary 2020: $20 Million

16. Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton net worth 2020
Fran Tarkenton was born on February 3, 1940 in Richmond, United States.
He retired with 47,003 career passing yards and 342 touchdowns.

Net Worth 2020: $100 Million

17. Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers net worth 2020
Philip Rivers was born on December 8, 1981 in Decatur, United States.

Star NFL quarterback who was drafted 4th overall by the New York Giants in 2004, then immediately traded to the San Diego Chargers in exchange for Eli Manning. He led the Chargers to the postseason four straight years from 2006 to 2009, then again in 2013.

He set an NFL record for the most passing yards through the first 8 games of a season, with 2,649 yards in 2010. 

Net Worth 2020: $80 Million

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Salary 2020: $20 Million

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Philip Rivers Contract
Philip Rivers's average salary is $20.8 million. He signed a six year deal with the San Diego Chargers for $92 million in 2009 and then a four year contract worth $84 million in 2015. As of September 2018, Philip has earned $188 million in NFL salary alone.

18. Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco net worth 2020
Joe Flacco was born on January 16, 1985 in Audubon, United States.
He became the first rookie quarterback to win two playoff games, and the first quarterback to surpass a passer rating of 100 in four consecutive postseason games. 

Net Worth 2020: $75 Million

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Salary 2020: $20 Million

19. Cam Newton

Cam Newton net worth 2020
Cam Newton was born on May 11, 1989 in Atlanta, United States.
He became the third player in college football to both rush and pass over 20 touchdowns in a season. He also led his Auburn Tigers to a BCS Championship to cap off the historic 2010 season. 

Net Worth 2020: $75 Million

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Salary 2020: $10 Million

20. Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan net worth 2020
Matt Ryan was born on May 17, 1985 in Exton, United States.
He was named the 2008 NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. 

Net Worth 2020: $70 Million

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Salary 2020: $30 Million