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How Rich Are Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes and the Top NFL Players?

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As the NFL season kicks off Sept. 8, the quarterbacks take center stage — again.

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Let’s face it: The players who line up under center are the stars of the NFL. From seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady to all-world talents such as Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers, the quarterbacks are the undisputed kings of the NFL.

That’s true not only in storylines, but also in net worths.

Of the 10 NFL players with the highest net worths, eight are signal callers. Most of the names on this list are familiar, but a few may surprise you.

GOBankingRates looked at CelebrityNetWorth.com’s ranking of the 50 richest NFL players and sorted out the active players with the highest net worths. Read on to see if your favorite player is on the list, along with who the non-quarterbacks are.

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Patrick Mahomes

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Position: Quarterback

Net worth: $40 million

Mahomes, who has led the Chiefs to four consecutive AFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl victory, certainly will be charging up this list in the future, as he’s in a 10-year, $450 million deal. Plus, he’s got plenty of endorsement deals, including Subway and State Farm.

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Ryan Tannehill

Team: Tennessee Titans

Position: Quarterback

Net worth: $50 million

Amid all of the talk of the Chiefs and Bengals, don’t forget that the AFC’s top seed last season was the Titans. Tannehill is in the second year of a four-year, $118 million contract. The QB completed 357 of 531 passes for 3,734 yards, 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season.

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Julio Jones

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: Wide receiver

Net worth: $50 million

Jones, 33, signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Bucs after two seasons with the Titans. Before that, Jones played 10 seasons for the Atlanta Falcons, compiling $125 million in career earnings.

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Jalen Ramsey

Team: Los Angeles Rams

Position: Cornerback

Net worth: $50 million

Ramsey, a linchpin of the defense for the Super Bowl-winning Rams, is in the middle of a five-year, $100 million deal.

The 27-year-old has 15 interceptions in his seven-year career and is known for being a lockdown corner.

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Matt Ryan

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Position: Quarterback

Net worth: $70 million

Ryan played 14 seasons for the Atlanta Falcons, winning an MVP and taking the team to a Super Bowl, before being traded to the Indianapolis Colts. He has two seasons left on his five-year, $150 million deal.

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Kirk Cousins

Team: Minnesota Vikings

Position: Quarterback

Net worth: $70 million

Cousins, 34, is playing on a one-year, $35 million deal with the Vikings, after completing a fully guaranteed three-year, $84 million contract. He’s one of the most accurate passers in the NFL, but has only won one postseason game in his 10-year career.

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Joe Flacco

Team: New York Jets

Position: Quarterback

Net worth: $85 million

Flacco, 37, is playing on a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the New York Jets, intended to serve as a backup and veteran presence for second-year QB Zach Wilson (he might need to start if Wilson is injured).

The veteran played 11 seasons (2008-18) for the Baltimore Ravens, earning $147,800,000, before bouncing around the NFL, with the Broncos, Jets and Eagles.

Russell Wilson

Team: Denver Broncos

Position: Quarterback

Net worth: $165 million

Perhaps the biggest blockbuster move of the offseason was the Denver Broncos’ trade for Wilson. He led the Seattle Seahawks to two Super Bowls, winning one, and is just the third quarterback in NFL history to throw for 30 touchdowns in four consecutive seasons. He signed a five-year, $242 million extension with the Broncos, with $161 million guaranteed.

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Aaron Rodgers

Team: Green Bay Packers

Position: Quarterback

Net worth: $200 million

Rodgers, 38, has won two consecutive NFL MVPs (four overall) and one Super Bowl with the Packers, and he signed a three-year, $150 million deal in the offseason after plenty of rumors that he might retire. Rodgers has thrown for a staggering 55,360 yards and 449 touchdowns in his career.

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Tom Brady

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: Quarterback

Net worth: $250 million

The GOAT (greatest of all time) on the field with a record seven Super Bowl championships, Brady is also the GOAT of net worths. Although he has been known throughout his career for taking a little less money to allow his team to sign other talented players, he certainly has gotten his share. Brady is getting $15 million in 2022 (is this his final season? maybe) and has compiled $332 million in career earnings.

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