29. Terry Bradshaw – $25,000,000
Terry Bradshaw’s claim to fame is that he led the Steelers to four Super Bowl victories in six years. It’s an accomplishment that remains unsurpassed. He began his football career in 1970 and retured in 1983. From there he’d become a rather famous TV personality, becoming an NFL analyst, appearing in several commercials, and making appearances in sitcoms. His net worth is currently $25,000,000.
28. Jay Cutler – $30,000,000
This retired quarterback’s main team was the Bears. Initially drafted by the Broncos in 2006, he was traded to Chicago three years later. In 2013, he married television star Kristin Cavallari. However, the two have since separated. This cut Cutler’s net worth in half, from $60,000,000 to $30,000,000.
27. Jared Goff – $30,000,000
Jared Goff was picked first overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, having been selected by the Rams. He then signed a four-year contract for $27,900,000 and became the highest-earning player from his draft class. In 2019 he signed a four-year deal with the Rams for $134,000,000, including $110,000,000 guaranteed and two bonuses for $46,000,000. While he was traded to the Lion’s following the 2020-2021 season, this hasn’t impacted his net worth. Thanks to his JG16 clothing line and football career, it hovers around $30,000,000.
26. Patrick Mahomes – $30,000,000
This champion from the 2020 Super Bowl can really only go up when it comes to his net worth. Upon being drafted in 2017, he signed a four-year contract worth $16,200,000. But after the 2019-2020 season, Kansas deemed it necessary to give him a 10-year extension worth well over $400,000,000. He could potentially make $503,000,000 should he make it to the end of his contract. But for now, his net worth will rest at $30,000,000.
25. Dak Prescott – $40,000,000
Dak Prescott’s net worth may be at the low end for the other players on this list, but it’s only going to grow. He recently signed a four-year contract with the Cowboys worth $160,000,000. It included a $66,000,000 signing bonus, the highest in NFL history, as well as $126,000,000 guaranteed. He’ll be averaging $42,000,000 a year in his first three year under this new contract, but for now his net worth will remain $40,000,000.
24. Andrew Luck – $40,000,000
Everyone expected Andrew Luck to fill the shoes of Peyton Manning. He earned his way to a five-year contract extension for $123,000,000 and was poise for a deep playoff run in 2019. However, he shocked the NFL when he announced his retirement. As it turns out, several persistent injuries forced him to leave football. As of right now, his net worth is $40,000,000.
23. Carson Wentz – $45,000,000
Carson Wentz signed a 40year contract with the Eagles after being drafted second overall in 2016. Despite underperforming and being forced out of the season early due to an ACL injury, he was still offered a 40year extension worth $128,000,000. However, after the 2020-2021 season, Wentz was traded to the Colts. His net worth is $45,000,000.
22. Drew Bledsoe – $48,000,000
The former Patriots and Cowboys player is doing quite well for himself. After retiring in 2007, Bledsoe moved to Bend, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and four children. His net worth is currently $48,000,000.
21. Dan Marino – $50,000,000
It’s strange that a man that never one a Super Bowl (only making it to the Super Bowl once) is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in that position. Although, his statistics were certainly incredible. In addition to his football career, which ended in 1999, this Hall of Famer has participated in multiple television and film projects. Combined with the millions he made from endorsements, his net worth is presently $50,000,000.
20. Troy Aikman – $50,000,000
Troy Aikman played his entire 12-year career with the Cowboys after being drafter first overall in 1989. He was a six-tome Pro Bowler and won three Lombardi trophies. His base salary was a bit low for quarterbacks by today’s standards, but he’s been supplementing his earnings by working as a Fox television commentator, making $7,500,000 a year. His net worth is currently $50,000,000.
19. Carson Palmer – $60,000,000
Carson Palmer played primarily for the Bengals, having a 15-year long career. He had a brief stint with the Raiders before leading the Cardinals to the NFC Championship in 2015. By the time he retired, he had the 12th all-time record in passing yards and passing touchdowns (46,247 and 294 respectively). His current net worth is $60,000,000.
18. Kirk Cousins – $70,000,000
Cousins was picked by Washington’s Football Team in 2012 102nd overall. And while playing there, he threw the 65th perfect game in NFL history. In 2018, he was traded to the Vikings and has become one of the highest paid NFL players still in the game. With a two-year contract extension worth $66,000,000, his net worth worth is $70,000,000.
17. Matt Ryan – $70,000,000
After being picked third overall in the 2008 draft, Matt Ryan is now on his 13th year with the Falcons. Due to his successful NFL career, Ryan currently has a net worth of $70,000,000.
16. Tony Romo – $70,000,000
Tony Romo was initially just the Cowboys’ holder before he became the team’s starting quarterback in 2006. After retiring in 2017, Romo became the lead color analyst for NFL broadcasts at CBS Sports. His current net worth is approximately $70,000,000.