Who Is the Richest Retired NFL Player?

Forbes recently released their list of the richest retired NFL players. See who made the top spot!

Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice is a retired NFL player who is currently the richest NFL player. He was born on October 13, 1962, in Starkville, Mississippi. He played college football at Mississippi Valley State University. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1985 NFL Draft. He played for the 49ers for 20 seasons from 1985 to 2004. He also played for the Oakland Raiders from 2001 to 2002. He retired from the NFL in 2005.

Net Worth

Rice has an estimated net worth of $60 million as of 2019. He earned the majority of his riches from his career in the NFL where he is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver of all time. He made an estimated $20 million in salary over his 20 season professional career. He also was one of the most endorsements deals in NFL history, bringing in an additional $10 million at his peak. Rice’s post-NFL career has been successful as well, with him earning six figures for public appearances and memorabilia signings. In 2013, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame which added to his net worth significantly.

NFL Career

Jerry Rice is a former American football player who is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in NFL history. He played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders during his 20-year career in the league. During his time with the 49ers, he helped the team win three Super Bowls. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

Rice was born in Mississippi and raised in a poverty-stricken area of town. He was one of eight children. His father worked long hours as a factory worker to support the family, while his mother stayed at home to care for the children. rice began playing football in high school, and he quickly established himself as a star player. He went on to play for Missi Valley State University, where he set numerous NCAA records.

Rice was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1985. He quickly became a key member of the team, and he helped them win Super Bowls XXIII and XXIV. He was named Super Bowl MVP after caught 11 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns in Super Bowl XXIII. He also holds the record for most catches (1,549), receiving yards (22,895) and touchdown catches (207) in NFL history. Rice was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

Peyton Manning

In 2012, Peyton Manning was the highest-paid player in the NFL, earning an annual salary of $18 million. He is also the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns. Upon his retirement in 2015, Manning was the richest retired NFL player with a net worth of $200 million.

Net Worth

Peyton Manning is a former American football quarterback who has a net worth of $250 million. He played 18 seasons in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls with the Indianapolis Colts and one with the Denver Broncos. Manning was also a 14-time Pro Bowl selection and was named NFL Most Valuable Player five times.

NFL Career

Peyton Manning was born on March 24, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the middle child of three boys. His father, Archie Manning, was also a successful NFL quarterback. Peyton’s older brother Cooper was forced to give up football due to a spinal condition. Peyton Manning attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, where he played baseball and football. When it came time to go to college, Manning chose the University of Tennessee over Ole Miss, his father’s alma mater.

Manning played college football for the University of Tennessee from 1994 to 1997. He was a two-time All-American and won the Heisman Trophy in his senior year. In his four years at Tennessee, Manning set numerous school records, including most passing yards (11,201) and most touchdown passes (89). He also led the Volunteers to four consecutive bowl games, winning three of them.

After being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the first pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, Manning spent his entire NFL career with the Colts (1998-2011). He quickly became one of the best quarterbacks in the league and helped turn the Colts into a perennial playoff team. In 2006, he led the Colts to their second Super Bowl victory in franchise history. During his 14 seasons with the Colts, Manning won five MVP awards and set numerous NFL records. He is widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.

After missing the entire 2011 season due to injury, Manning was released by the Colts and signed with the Denver Broncos in 2012. He helped lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory in his first season with the team. He announced his retirement from football on March 7, 2016.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady, who is the richest retired NFL player, is a former professional American football quarterback. He played for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL) for 20 seasons. After spending his first four seasons with the Patriots as a backup to Drew Bledsoe, Brady became the Patriots’ starting quarterback in 2002 after Bledsoe was injured. During Brady’s career as a starter, he has led the Patriots to 17 AFC East division titles, 13 AFC conference championships, and nine Super Bowl appearances, including seven Super Bowl wins.

Net Worth

As of June 2020, Tom Brady’s net worth is $180 million. This puts him high on the list of the richest retired NFL players.

NFL Career

Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977, in San Mateo, California. He is one of four children born to Galynn Patricia (née Johnson) and Thomas Edward Brady Sr. His great uncle, Raymond Berry, played football at the University of Pennsylvania and had been drafted into the NFL by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1955. His father is of Irish descent while his mother has Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Polish and Irish ancestry. Growing up, Brady attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo. As a Constantine Athlete of the Week during his senior year at Serra High School, he caught three touchdown passes in a win over rival Mills High School during the annual Bell Game.

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