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Published: June 10, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.
Updated: June 10, 2013 at 10:54 p.m.

Highest-paid NFL players on Forbes' 2013 list

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

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

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  • 5. Drew Brees 13

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    5. Drew Brees

    Total Earnings: $51 million
    Salary/winnings: $40 million
    Endorsements: $11 million
    (Forbes.com)

  • 6. Aaron Rodgers 12

    Jim Mone/Associated Press

    6. Aaron Rodgers

    Total Earnings: $49 million
    Salary/winnings: $43 million
    Endorsements: $6 million
    (Forbes.com)

  • 11. Tom Brady 11

    Elise Amendola/Associated Press

    11. Tom Brady

    Total Earnings: $38.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $31.3 million
    Endorsements: $7 million
    (Forbes.com)

  • 13. Joe Flacco 10

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    13. Joe Flacco

    Total Earnings: $36.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $35.9 million
    Endorsements: $850,000
    (Forbes.com)

  • 19. Peyton Manning 9

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    19. Peyton Manning

    Total Earnings: $30 million
    Salary/winnings: $18 million
    Endorsements: $12 million
    (Forbes.com)

  • 24. Tony Romo 8

    Evan Vucci/Associated Press

    24. Tony Romo

    otal Earnings: $28.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $25.8 million
    Endorsements: $3 million
    (Forbes.com)

  • 31. Calvin Johnson 7

    Rick Osentoski/Associated Press

    31. Calvin Johnson

    Total Earnings: $26.3 million Salary/winnings: $25.5 million Endorsements: $800,000 (Forbes.com)

  • 33. Ray Rice 6

    Ben Liebenberg/NFL

    33. Ray Rice

    Total Earnings: $25.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $24.2 million
    Endorsements: $1.6 million
    (Forbes.com)

  • 38. Dwayne Bowe 5

    Denis Poroy/Associated Press

    38. Dwayne Bowe

    Total Earnings: $24.9 million
    Salary/winnings: $24.5 million
    Endorsements: $400,000
    (Forbes.com)

  • 45. Vincent Jackson 4

    Brian Blanco/Associated Press

    45. Vincent Jackson

    Total Earnings: $23.4 million
    Salary/winnings: $23.2 million
    Endorsements: $250,000
    (Forbes.com)

  • 50. Matt Schaub 3

    Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL

    50. Matt Schaub

    Total Earnings: $22.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $21.9 million
    Endorsements: $400,000
    (Forbes.com)

  • 53. Clay Matthews 2

    David Stluka/Associated Press

    53. Clay Matthews

    Total Earnings: $21.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $21.3 million
    Endorsements: $500,000
    (Forbes.com)

  • 84. Carl Nicks 1

    Tom DiPace/Associated Press

    84. Carl Nicks

    Total Earnings: $18.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $18.3 million
    Endorsements: $25,000
    (Forbes.com)

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