Some of the wealthiest professional football players in the history of the NFL are Roger Staubach, John Madden, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Brett Favre, as of 2015. Based on the analysis of their net worth as individuals, each of these players falls into the category of multi-millionaires.
Roger Staubach, whose net worth is estimated at $600 million, is a retired quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1970s, winning two super bowls during his career. After his retirement from the NFL, he ran a successful real estate company, which is how he gained the majority of his wealth.
John Madden, a former player and sportscaster who is also retired, is worth approximately $200 million. He is now mostly known for his involvement in the Madden NFL video game series.
Peyton Manning, a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons, is well-known for his many product endorsements and appearances in advertisements. This allowed him to raise his current fortune of $165 to $185 million, as of 2015.
Tom Brady, a New England Patriots quarterback and four-time super bowl winner, has an estimated net worth of between $120 million and $131 million.
The starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1992 to 2007, Brett Favre, is worth approximately $100 million and was the first player in the NFL to sign a contract for that same amount.