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Published: June 19, 2012 at 05:31 p.m.
Updated: June 19, 2012 at 07:18 p.m.

Highest-paid NFL players on Forbes list

If you take strict salaries, the latest Forbes Magazine list of the world's top 100 highest-paid athletes would contain more than 30 NFL names. But what makes this list interesting is that Forbes includes endorsement money, placing athletes with more international appeal higher.

 

The top 10 includes: 1. Floyd Mayweather ($85M), 2. Manny Pacquiao ($62M), 3. Tiger Woods ($59.4M), 4. LeBron James ($53M), 5. Roger Federer ($52.7M), 6. Kobe Bryant ($52.3M), 7. Phil Mickelson ($47.8M), 8. David Beckham ($46M), 9. Cristiano Ronaldo ($42.5M), 10. Peyton Manning ($42.4M).

 

Here's a look at all 30 NFL players to make the list.

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  • Total earnings: $42.4 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $32.4 million<br>
Endorsements: $10 million 30

    Eric Lars Bakke/Associated Press

    1. Peyton Manning (#10 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $42.4 million
    Salary/winnings: $32.4 million
    Endorsements: $10 million

  • Total earnings: $37.3 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $37.1 million<br>
Endorsements: $200,000 29

    Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

    2. Haloti Ngata (#12 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $37.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $37.1 million
    Endorsements: $200,000

  • Total earnings: $36.8 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $35.3 million<br>
Endorsements: $1.5 million 28

    Kevin Terrell/Associated Press

    3. Larry Fitzgerald (#13 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $36.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $35.3 million
    Endorsements: $1.5 million

  • Total earnings: $36 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $35.5 million<br>
Endorsements: $500,000 27

    Tony Ding/Associated Press

    4. Ndamukong Suh (#14 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $36 million
    Salary/winnings: $35.5 million
    Endorsements: $500,000

  • Total earnings: $34.4 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $34.3 million<br>
Endorsements: $100,000 26

    Chuck Burton/Associated Press

    5. Charles Johnson (#15 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $34.4 million
    Salary/winnings: $34.3 million
    Endorsements: $100,000

  • Total earnings: $33.2 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $32.9 million<br>
Endorsements: $250,000<br> 25

    Kevin Hoffman/US Presswire

    6. Mario Williams (T #16 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $33.2 million
    Salary/winnings: $32.9 million
    Endorsements: $250,000

  • Total earnings: $28.3 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $27 million<br>
Endorsements: $1.3 million 24

    David J. Phillip/Associated Press

    7. Darrelle Revis (#22 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $28.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $27 million
    Endorsements: $1.3 million

  • Total earnings: $27.8 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $26.8 million<br>
Endorsements: $1 million 23

    G. Newman Lowrance/Associated Press

    8. Sam Bradford (#27 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $27.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $26.8 million
    Endorsements: $1 million

  • Total earnings: $27.1 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $23.1 million<br>
Endorsements: $4 million 22

    Kevin Terrell/Associated Press

    9. Tom Brady (#28 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $27.1 million
    Salary/winnings: $23.1 million
    Endorsements: $4 million

  • Total earnings: $26.6 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $18.6 million<br>
Endorsements: $8 million 21

    Paul Jasienski/Associated Press

    10. Eli Manning (#30 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $26.6 million
    Salary/winnings: $18.6 million
    Endorsements: $8 million

  • Total earnings: $26.5 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $26.3 million<br>
Endorsements: $150,000 20

    Kevin Terrell/Associated Press

    11. LaMarr Woodley (#31 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $26.5 million
    Salary/winnings: $26.3 million
    Endorsements: $150,000

  • Total earnings: $24.2 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $23.2 million<br>
Endorsements: $1 million<br> 19

    Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

    12. Mark Sanchez (#38 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $24.2 million
    Salary/winnings: $23.2 million
    Endorsements: $1 million

  • Total earnings: $23.3 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $22.3 million<br>
Endorsements: $1 million<br> 18

    Gene Puskar/Associated Press

    13. Ben Roethlisberger (#43 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $23.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $22.3 million
    Endorsements: $1 million

  • Total earnings: $22 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $20 million<br>
Endorsements: $2 million 17

    David Drapkin/Associated Press

    14. Michael Vick (#50 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $22 million
    Salary/winnings: $20 million
    Endorsements: $2 million

  • Total earnings: $21.9 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $21.8 million<br>
Endorsements: $100,000 16

    Gregory Payan/Associated Press

    T-15. Logan Mankins (T #51 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $21.9 million
    Salary/winnings: $21.8 million
    Endorsements: $100,000

  • Total earnings: $21.9 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $21.6 million<br>
Endorsements: $250,000 15

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    T-15. Richard Seymour (T #51 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $21.9 million
    Salary/winnings: $21.6 million
    Endorsements: $250,000

  • Total earnings: $21.5 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $20.5 million<br>
Endorsements: $1 million<br> 14

    Hannah Foslien/Associated Press

    17. Adrian Peterson (#53 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $21.5 million
    Salary/winnings: $20.5 million
    Endorsements: $1 million

  • Total earnings: $21.4 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $21.3 million<br>
Endorsements: $100,000 13

    Tom DiPace/Associated Press

    18. Jon Beason (#56 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $21.4 million
    Salary/winnings: $21.3 million
    Endorsements: $100,000

  • Total earnings: $20.9 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $19.9 million<br>
Endorsements: $1 million 12

    David J. Phillip/Associated Press

    19. Matthew Stafford (#58 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $20.9 million
    Salary/winnings: $19.9 million
    Endorsements: $1 million

  • Total earnings: $20.3 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $20.1 million<br>
Endorsements: $200,000 11

    Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

    20. D'Brickashaw Ferguson (#63 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $20.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $20.1 million
    Endorsements: $200,000

  • Total earnings: $19.9 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $19.8 million<br>
Endorsements: $150,000 10

    Mike McCarn/Associated Press

    21. DeAngelo Williams (#66 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $19.9 million
    Salary/winnings: $19.8 million
    Endorsements: $150,000

  • Total earnings: $19.8 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $19.3 million<br>
Endorsements: $500,000 9

    Mark Duncan/Associated Press

    22. Joe Thomas (#67 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $19.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $19.3 million
    Endorsements: $500,000

  • Total earnings: $19.6 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $19.3 million<br>
Endorsements: $250,000 8

    Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

    23. Eric Berry (T #68 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $19.6 million
    Salary/winnings: $19.3 million
    Endorsements: $250,000

  • Total earnings: $19.4 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $19.3 million<br>
Endorsements: $100,000 7

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    24. Ryan Kalil (#71 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $19.4 million
    Salary/winnings: $19.3 million
    Endorsements: $100,000

  • Total earnings: $18.7 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $18.6 million<br>
Endorsements: $150,000 6

    A.J. Mast/Associated Press

    25. Robert Mathis (#77 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $18.7 million
    Salary/winnings: $18.6 million
    Endorsements: $150,000

  • Total earnings: $18.6 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $18.4 million<br>
Endorsements: $150,000 5

    Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

    26. Lawrence Timmons (T #78 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $18.6 million
    Salary/winnings: $18.4 million
    Endorsements: $150,000

  • Total earnings: $18.1 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $18 million<br>
Endorsements: $100,000 4

    Greg Trott/Associated Press

    27. Johnathan Joseph (#85 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $18.1 million
    Salary/winnings: $18 million
    Endorsements: $100,000

  • Total earnings: $18 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $17.9 million<br>
Endorsements: $100,000<br> 3

    Rick Scuteri/Associated Press

    28. Darnell Dockett (#86 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $18 million
    Salary/winnings: $17.9 million
    Endorsements: $100,000

  • Total earnings: $17.1 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $16.8 million<br>
Endorsements: $250,000<br> 2

    Ted S. Warren/Associated Press

    29. Russell Okung (#96 on Forbes list)

    Total earnings: $17.1 million
    Salary/winnings: $16.8 million
    Endorsements: $250,000

  • Total earnings: $16.7 million<br>
Salary/winnings: $16.5 million<br>
Endorsements: $150,000 1

    Paul Jasienski/Associated Press

    30. Rolando McClain (#99 on Forbes List)

    Total earnings: $16.7 million
    Salary/winnings: $16.5 million
    Endorsements: $150,000

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