Eli Manning moved to the top of the all-time earnings list after earning $17 million in salary and incentives in 2019. The player he passed for the top place was none other than his brother, Peyton Manning. The Manning brothers have earned more than $500 million before taxes throughout the course of their careers. 1. Eli Manning: $17 million.
Eli Manning became the first player to reach $17 million in annual salary when his contract with the New York Giants was announced on April 24, 2019. His deal includes bonuses based on games started and the number of passing yards during the season. It also has a roster bonus that will be paid out if he stays on the team through the start of the next league year, which is April 22, 2020.
Manning's salary makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL. He'll compete with Drew Brees for this title in the coming years since both players are entering the final seasons of their contracts. For now, though, we can say with certainty that Manning is the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Here is how much all the current NFL players have been paid over the past year:
Eli Manning - $17 million
Aaron Rodgers - $20 million
Ben Roethlisberger - $24 million
Tom Brady is the highest-paid player in Super Bowl LV, earning $25 million. He'll be going for his third title and fifth overall.
Brady has been with the same team since he was 25 years old, except for one season when he played for the New England Patriots after leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In that season, he led them to their first Super Bowl victory over the Arizona Cardinals' no-name defense. The game was also famous for a controversial call on fourth down that allowed Brady to stay in the game.
He's only missed the playoffs once during that time period, which is more than most other quarterbacks can say.
Brady has also won more games than any other quarterback in NFL history. He's won 137 matches while losing seven finals games during his career. That's the second most wins out of all time behind Joe Montana who has 141 victories.
Brady has also thrown for more yards than any other quarterback in NFL history. He has 7,237 yards sent downfield while playing with the New England Patriots. That's second only to Montana who has 7,927 yards scored across two different teams.
Here are the 6 highest-paid players in NFL history, according to contract statistics acquired from Spotrac.com and other sources.
Brees, Drew Drew Brees is the highest-paid player in the NFL in terms of lifetime earnings as of 2020, having earned $269.7 million. In terms of career earnings, the top seven highest-paid NFL players are all quarterbacks. The top three are Brees, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady. The other four high-paid quarterbacks are Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins, Ben Roethlisberger, and Joe Flacco.
Manning, Brady, and Brees have each won a Super Bowl title during their careers. They are the only three quarterbacks to win the NFL MVP award as well as the Super Bowl MVP award.
Brady is the current leader in career wins with 216. He also leads the league in passing yards (34,219) and touchdown passes (285). His contract expires after the 2021 season. If he chooses not to renew it, Brady would be able to sign with any team for anything they want to pay him. He can even sit out one season if he wants to control his fate after 2021.
Brady's success has made him one of the most coveted players in football. He has won five MVP awards and two Championships. He is only the third quarterback in NFL history to win more than 200 games (200-159-26), and the first to do so with more than one franchise (New England Patriots).
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Peyton Manning is a retired American football quarterback who spent the most of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. Manning is widely regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of all time owing to his multiple career accomplishments.
Brady was selected by the Patriots in the sixth round of the NFL Draft in 2000. Tom Brady's net worth is $180 million USD as of 2021, making him the sixth highest NFL player on the list. Steve Young is ranked fifth. Steve Young is a former NFL quarterback who played 15 seasons in the league.
Allen currently has the most guaranteed money among NFL quarterbacks ($150 million) as well as the most guaranteed money upon signing ($100 million). Brees is next with $140 million in guarantees.
Brees and Brady will be free agents after this season. If either player chooses not to sign with their current teams, they will be able to receive a payout from their respective organizations. The amount of the payment would be based on how many games they played last year (with some exceptions for coaches and executives). For example, if Brees had decided to retire after this season, his salary would have been fully guaranteed.
Brady would have received just over $70 million if he had retired after this season. Brees will make about $60 million if he retires after this season. Both players are expected to play at least one more season.
The two biggest names available when it comes to quarterback contracts are Drew Brees and Tom Brady. Both players are expected to enter the 2018 season as the starters for their respective teams. They both have very large salaries that are completely guaranteed at the end of this season. This means that if they were to miss any time due to injury or retirement, their teams would be forced to pay them even though they may not be playing.