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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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  • 1.  Peyton Manning (#10 on Forbes list) 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

  • 2.  Haloti Ngata (#12 on Forbes list) 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

  • 3.  Larry Fitzgerald (#13 on Forbes list) 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

  • 4.  Ndamukong Suh (#14 on Forbes list) 27

    Tony Ding/Associated Press

    4. Ndamukong Suh (#14 on Forbes list)

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

  • 5.  Charles Johnson (#15 on Forbes list) 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

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

  • 7.  Darrelle Revis (#22 on Forbes list) 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

  • 8.  Sam Bradford (#27 on Forbes list) 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

  • 9.  Tom Brady (#28 on Forbes list) 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

  • 10.  Eli Manning (#30 on Forbes list) 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

  • 11.  LaMarr Woodley (#31 on Forbes list) 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

  • 12.  Mark Sanchez (#38 on Forbes list) 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

  • 13.  Ben Roethlisberger (#43 on Forbes list) 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

  • 14.  Michael Vick (#50 on Forbes list) 17

    David Drapkin/Associated Press

    14. Michael Vick (#50 on Forbes list)

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

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

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

  • 17.  Adrian Peterson (#53 on Forbes list) 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

  • 18.  Jon Beason (#56 on Forbes list) 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

  • 19.  Matthew Stafford (#58 on Forbes list) 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

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

  • 21.  DeAngelo Williams (#66 on Forbes list) 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

  • 22.  Joe Thomas (#67 on Forbes list) 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

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

  • 24.  Ryan Kalil (#71 on Forbes list) 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

  • 25.  Robert Mathis (#77 on Forbes list) 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

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

  • 27.  Johnathan Joseph (#85 on Forbes list) 4

    Greg Trott/Associated Press

    27. Johnathan Joseph (#85 on Forbes list)

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

  • 28.  Darnell Dockett (#86 on Forbes list) 3

    Rick Scuteri/Associated Press

    28. Darnell Dockett (#86 on Forbes list)

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

  • 29.  Russell Okung (#96 on Forbes list) 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

  • 30.  Rolando McClain (#99 on Forbes List) 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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