On Thursday, Sept. 8, the 2016 season of the NFL kicks off with a rematch of Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium on NBC.
The Panther’s Cam Newton is returning as quarterback. Filling the shoes of NFL legend and Super Bowl 50 champion Peyton Manning is the Broncos’ Trevor Siemian, who emerged as the first-string QB after a preseason battle with Mark Sanchez for the starting spot.
Here is a look at the careers and finances of Newton and Siemian, as well as the net worths of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL this season.
Cam Newton Net Worth: $45 Million
Cam Newton has a net worth of $45 million, which is a measure of assets minus liabilities and an approximation of total wealth. The quarterback took home $53 million in 2016, landing him the No. 7 spot on Forbes’ list of the highest-earning athletes. Newton’s salary accounts for $41.1 million of his earnings, with the other $12 million coming from endorsements, reports Forbes.
Newton is Under Armour’s best-paid NFL spokesperson. Moreover, in 2015, he signed a five-year contract with the Panthers that pays out $103.8 million.
The 2015 MVP threw 45 touchdowns to lead the Panthers to Super Bowl 50, a capstone on a stunning season that ended with the Panthers losing just one regular season game. Newton’s stats include 117 career passing touchdowns, including a personal record of five passing touchdowns in a single game. In 2015, he had 45 touchdowns.
Trevor Siemian Net Worth: Unknown
Trevor Siemian entered the preseason in obscurity and emerged as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, whose outgoing quarterback, Peyton Manning, is considered among the greatest ever to take the field.
The Broncos scooped up the Northwestern graduate as the 250th overall pick in a draft with only 256 slots. He played just one play of one game in 2015, coming out onto the field to take a knee in the final play before halftime in week 15. During the 2016 preseason, however, Siemian’s stats outshined Mark Sanchez. Siemian racked up 27 completions in 43 attempts for 285 yards.
There is no reliable information on Siemian’s net worth, but he signed a four-year, $2.33 million contract that runs through 2019, reports Spotrac.com. His average salary is just over $583,000 per year, with $52,783 guaranteed.
20 Top-Earning NFL Quarterbacks
Quarterbacks represent a large number of the richest NFL professionals. From Tom Brady, who boasts a $180 million net worth, to Brock Osweiler, with his modest $3 million net worth, here’s a look at the top 20 richest quarterbacks playing this season.
|Athlete Name||Net Worth||Team|
|Tom Brady net worth||$180 million||New England Patriots|
|Eli Manning net worth||$100 million||New York Giants|
|Ben Roethlisberger net worth||$70 million||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Carson Palmer net worth||$60 million||Arizona Cardinals|
|Tony Romo net worth||$60 million||Dallas Cowboys|
|Drew Brees net worth||$55 million||New Orleans Saints|
|Joe Flacco net worth||$55 million||Baltimore Ravens|
|Philip Rivers net worth||$50 million||San Diego Chargers|
|Cam Newton net worth||$45 million||Carolina Panthers|
|Russell Wilson net worth||$45 million||Seattle Seahawks|
|Jay Cutler net worth||$40 million||Chicago Bears|
|Aaron Rodgers net worth||$30 million||Green Bay Packers|
|Mark Sanchez net worth||$30 million||Denver Broncos|
|Colin Kaepernick net worth||$25 million||San Francisco 49ers|
|Sam Bradford net worth||$25 million||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Matt Ryan net worth||$20 million||Atlanta Falcons|
|Andy Dalton net worth||$15 million||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Matthew Stafford net worth||$15 million||Detroit Lions|
|Alex Smith net worth||$15 million||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Brock Osweiler net worth||$3 million||Houston Texans|
All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise noted.