Peyton Manning NFL’s Highest-Paid Player

Peyton Manning during OTA's at the Broncos training facility. (Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

Just a couple of days ago, Forbes came out with a list of the World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams.

While all 32 NFL teams were listed, the Denver Broncos came in at No. 20. Not only is the team extremely valuable at $1.05 billion, but it houses the league’s richest player as well.

Including salary and endorsements, Peyton Manning is slated to make $31 million this year ($18 million from the Broncos and $13 million from endorsements).

Sports Illustrated came out with its annual list of the 50 highest-paid athletes in American sports. Manning came in at No. 7 on that list. Ahead of him are Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($85 million), Phil Mickelson ($60.7 million), Tiger Woods ($56.4 million), Kobe Bryant ($48.2 million), LeBron James ($42.8 million), and Alex Rodriguez ($33.5 million).

The next NFL player on the list is Larry Fitzgerald at No. 10 ($26.7 million). Mario Williams ($25.5 million), Calvin Johnson ($22.7 million), Tom Brady ($22.2 million), Eli Manning ($21.7 million), Arian Foster ($19.7 million), Kevin Kolb ($17.5 million), Robert Mathis ($17.1 million), Calais Campbell ($17.1 million), and Charles Woodson ($15.8 million) also made the list.

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