Top NFL Stars in 2021
NFL stars undoubtedly make big bucks! American football is the most popular sport in the United States, and its fan base also grows in other parts of the world accumulating more than 400 million cheering fans. Since we talk about a sport of the world’s scale with billions of dollars circulating in the industry, we can only expect that athletes are heavily compensated in terms of salaries.
However, that’s not the only source of income they get from playing American football professionally. They also get a percentage of the media rights, franchise bonuses, and other sponsorship deals and private businesses they own.
With that said, the multi-million dollar contracts are the only percentage of their total net worth.
Without further ado, let’s review some of the 6 richest NFL stars in 2021.
It is very hard to say that you’ve been playing in a top form for two decades like Tom Brady, especially since an average NFL career last’s only about 3.3 years. There is no surprise that Tom is on the top of the list given the records the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player holds.
He is the first and only quarterback to amass 200 regular-season wins in the league, which is kind of impressive. On top of that, he has six Super Bowl title wins making him the most decorated player in the league.
When it comes to money, his annual salary is $25 million per year, but most of his income comes from other sources. His net worth is estimated to be around $250 million.
Mahomes at 25 years old has managed to play at two Super Bowls, winning one, and has averaged close to 5,000 passing yards and 41 pass TDs. He is also a great defensive player with eight interceptions per 16 games, always leading the NFL futures bets for MVP.
With these incredible stats, every team would want to get their hands on him. However, they need to be prepared to open up their wallet a bit wider since the Chiefs have a 10-year contract with him. That contract is worth $450 million or $45 million per season. This is the richest contract in the NFL.
A few months ago, Josh Allen climbed on the list of highest-paid athletes in the NFL with a contract earning him $150 million in guarantees. His annual salary is $43 million, and to be fair, it is a salary well deserved.
He improved massively over the past couple of seasons leading the Bills to an AFC Championship Game. He has around 4,500 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions, which is impressive.
Dak Prescott is also one of the highest-paid players in the league with $40 million as an annual salary. However, it seems like he has fallen under a series of unfortunate events which negatively impacted his career.
During the 2020 NFL season, he played only five games before breaking his ankle. This was the same season when he was nearly on pace for a 6,000 yard passing season.
Despite being 32 years old, Russell Wilson is on the top of his career. He has one of the steadiest performances in the NFL. It seems like the $35 million salaries helped him find his place in the Seahawks; he has been flawless ever since signing the contract.
Fortunately, Wilson never missed a start in nine seasons. He has averaged out close to 4,000 passing yards, 30 TDs, and nine interceptions throughout his career.
Clearly, Aaron doesn’t want to give up on his NFL passion. In fact, most of the players of his age (37) would have been retired by now. He is one of the oldest players in the NFL. Nonetheless, he still has incredible performance scoring high 70% on his passes. He also manages to get 48 touchdowns and 4,300 passing yards per season.
His current salary with the Packers is $33.5 million per season, which is well deserved and impressive for a player at his age.
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