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20 NFL Players Who Are Surprisingly Wealthy

20 Current and Former NFL Players Who Are Worth Way More Money Than You Think

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Everybody knows that Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre are filthy rich. That'll happen when you're an All-Pro quarterback and very marketable.

But who are the rest of the richest of the rich in the NFL? Here's a look at 20 football personalities who are surprisingly worth a truckload of money (via celebritynetworth.com):

20. Sidney Rice - $25 Million

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20. Sidney Rice - $25 Million

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Injuries forced Rice into an early retirement, but not before his one huge season with Brett Favre led him to a very impressive net worth.

19. Matt Schaub - $30 Million

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19. Matt Schaub - $30 Million

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Where to start with this guy. For years, the folks in Houston thought he was the answer at QB. They were wrong. Then the Raiders threw a few million at him, and he stunk up the joint. Still, he sleeps on a bed of money.

18. Jake Plummer - $30 Million

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18. Jake Plummer - $30 Million

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Jake 'The Snake' Plummer was an average NFL QB, going 69-67 over 10 years in the league. But he did sign a couple of luctative deals, making him worth millions, and millions, to this very day.

17. Mark Sanchez - $30 Million

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17. Mark Sanchez - $30 Million

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The Sanchize was pretty terrible in New York, but he did well enough early in his career to land a contract extension in 2011. Nowadays he's actually earning his paychecks, but regardless, he should be set for life thanks to the hype surrounding him out of college.

16. LaVar Arrington - $45 Million

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16. LaVar Arrington - $45 Million

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Arrington's NFL career was fairly short, but he still racked up a ton of Benjamins. In his post-playing days, Arrington formed a sports agency and recently joined NFL Network's 'NFL AM' show.

15. Albert Haynesworth - $45 Million

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15. Albert Haynesworth - $45 Million

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Despite being essentially worthless after signing his mega-contract in 2009, Haynesworth is still rich at the end of the day. He mailed it in, but he also mailed it in all the way to the bank.

14. Antrel Rolle - $48 Million

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14. Antrel Rolle - $48 Million

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Rolle has been a top-tier safety throughout his career. He even won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants. But for only making three Pro Bowls, you could say he's done more than alright.

13. Carson Palmer - $50 Million

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13. Carson Palmer - $50 Million

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Despite zero success in the postseason, Palmer is rolling in the dough. He's weathered injuries, a stint in Oakland and lots of criticism to more money than he'll ever be able to spend. He also got hurt one week before signing a huge new deal in 2014. A little luck never hurts.

12. Aeneas Williams - $50 Million

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12. Aeneas Williams - $50 Million

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Williams spent 14 season in the NFL (1991-2004) and made eight Pro Bowls. Now he's the founding pastor of the Spirit of the Lord Family Church in St. Louis.

11. Donovan McNabb - $35 Million

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11. Donovan McNabb - $35 Million

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The former Eagles QB is ranked #33 on CNW's Top 50 Wealthiest NFL Players list. He obviously had a successful career, but who would have thought he'd be ranked as high as he is. McNabb may think he's Hall of Fame worthy, but he's destined for the Hall of Very Good.

10. Mark Gastineau - $35 Million

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10. Mark Gastineau - $35 Million

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The former Jets defensive lineman also had a fairly successful boxing career once his football days were over.

9. Brian Westbrook - $35 Million

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9. Brian Westbrook - $35 Million

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Just like McNabb, Westbrook made a truckload of cash by playing on some really good Eagles teams in the 2000s. What kind of cut did Andy Reid get?

8. Kerry Collins - $39.5 Million

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8. Kerry Collins - $39.5 Million

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While it's not surprising that Collins made a lot of money over his lengthy NFL career, it is surprising to see him ranked as one of the wealthiest to ever lace a pair of cleats. Anything is possible in America.

7. Bryant Young - $40 Million

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7. Bryant Young - $40 Million

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Young was a very good defensive lineman who made the Pro Bowl four times during his career. But who would have thought he's worth a whopping 40 mil?

6. Fran Tarkenton - $40 Million

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6. Fran Tarkenton - $40 Million

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The former Vikings great made his millions by playing football, founding gosmallbiz.com and hosting television shows. Frank Tarkenton - still setting the purple and gold standard.

5. Drew Bledsoe - $48 Million

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5. Drew Bledsoe - $48 Million

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Bledsoe's injuries paved the way for Tom Brady and Tony Romo, but his great play in the 1990s paved the way for his massive bank account.

4. Vincent Jackson - $50 Million

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4. Vincent Jackson - $50 Million

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CNW has Jackson ranked as the 13th wealthiest NFL player. He's had a very good career thus far, but not exactly a Hall of Fame caliber career. But when you're worth a cool fifty mil, who cares how much you're worth?

3. Jim Brown - $50 Million

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3. Jim Brown - $50 Million

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Even though Brown played back in the days where football players didn't have a lot of zeros on their paychecks, he still managed to become wealthy through television and film. Any Given Sunday.

2. John Madden - $200 Million

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2. John Madden - $200 Million

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Madden is ranked as the second wealthiest NFL-er of all time. Between coaching, announcing, gaming and an assortment of commercials over the years, the dude is filthy rich. Boom!

1. Roger Staubach - $600 Million

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1. Roger Staubach - $600 Million

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The former Dallas Cowboys QB is LOADED, and not necessarily from his days playing in Big B. His second career in the real estate business took him from well-off to baller.